Tuning outfit BRABUS turned a highly-strung Mercedes-Benz SL 65 Black Series into the machine only the wickedest will drive. Get more info inside.
A long-time BRABUS customer had their Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series tuned BRABUS-style. While all components used are available to other customers, this particular car, called the T65 RS, is a one-off.
Performance equipment includes two special exhaust manifolds with integrated turbine housings, two high-performance turbochargers, four intercoolers housed under the carbon fibre scoop and a special BRABUS stainless-steel high-performance exhaust system. The engine's electronics received some reprogramming.
As a result maximum power is now 588kW (788bhp/ 800PS) achieved at 5,500rpm. Peak torque is an astounding 1,420Nm (1,047 lb-ft) available at 2,100rpm, but is electronically limited to 1,100Nm. BRABUS says the 1,795kg (3,957 lbs) T65 RS will run from 0 - 100km/h in just 3.6 seconds, reaching 200km/h in 9.8 seconds. A top speed of over 330km/h is possible but this was electronically limited to 320km/h.
The custom interior boasts a special soft, breathable black leather and Alcantara combination, power comfort seats, precision-sewn red seams on some elements and stainless steel scuff plates with an illuminated logo.
We said earlier that the components are all there to buy, but no prices were attached. Contact your nearest BRABUS dealer or the official company website for more details.