Brabus Boosts Mercedes-Maybach S600 To 888HP And 1,500Nm Of Torque

Brabus didn’t wait too much before working on Mercedes-Maybach models, with the result being a 900PS (888hp) luxury limousine capable of reaching 350 km/h (217 mph).

Based on the Mercedes-Maybach S600, the Brabus Rocket 900 6.3 V12 features both performance and styling tweaks. Brabus engineers focused on the 530PS (523hp) twin-turbo 6.0-liter V12 engine from the standard car and managed to almost double its peak output. What they did was to increase displacement to 6.3 liters by installing a custom Brabus billet crankshaft with longer stroke in concert with a larger cylinder bore, matching forged pistons and precision-balanced connecting rods.

Additionally, the two production turbos were replaced with turbochargers that have a larger compressor unit and a larger turbine, with Brabus also adding free-flow metal catalysts and a stainless-steel high-performance exhaust system with actively controlled butterfly valve.

Thanks to these upgrades and many more, the engine was boosted to 900PS (888hp) at 5,500 rpm and 1,500Nm (1,106lb-ft) of peak torque at 4,200 rpm. Despite weighing more than 2.8 tons, the Brabus Rocket 900 6.3 V12 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.7 seconds and can reach speeds in excess of 350 km/h (217 mph).

Brabus also offers the B50-540 power kit for the Mercedes-Maybach S500, which brings an additional 85PS (83hp) and 120Nm (88lb-ft) to the 4.7-liter twin-turbo V8 engine.

To help improve dynamics, Brabus developed a special module for the Magic Body Control suspension of the Mercedes-Maybach which lowers the ride by about 25 millimeters (1 inch) “without compromising the outstanding ride quality.”

The added muscle is accompanied by styling tweaks such as the Brabus aerodynamic kit and Brabus Monoblock “Platinum Edition” 21-inch forged wheels. Brabus even made some changes inside, offering upholsteries made from leather and Alcantara, as weel as wood and carbon fiber trim in any desired color.


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