Brabus has introduced today in Dubai the Rocket 900 Desert Gold Edition based on the Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG.

Brabus has introduced today in Dubai the Rocket 900 Desert Gold Edition based on the Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG.

This isn’t an entirely new project as Brabus came out with a Rocket 900 a while back, but now it has put on a gold suit to make it more appealing in UAE. Just like its less flashy sibling, we are dealing with a heavily upgraded S65 AMG featuring a twin-turbo V12 6.3-liter engine, so displacement is up from the standard 6.0 liters. It generates no less than 900 PS (662 kW) and a whopping 1,500 Nm (1,106 lb-ft), but Brabus will electronically limit torque to 1,200 Nm (884 lb-ft) to maintain reliability of the specially adapted 7-speed automatic transmission.

Despite the added punch, this is still a rear-wheel drive high-performance sedan and the beefed up hardware allows the model to conquer the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in as little as 3.7 seconds whereas the 0-124 mph (0-20 km/h) task is accomplished in 9.1 seconds before hitting a top speed of more than 217 mph (350 km/h).

The increased power and performance were made possible by mounting larger turbochargers, a new intake module and a bespoke sports exhaust system benefiting from butterfly valves, so the driver can control the car’s soundtrack by simply pressing a button mounted on the steering wheel.

As the name implies, it has a special “Desert Gold” paint combined with a carbon fiber look for the custom add-on body parts. It sits on the tuner’s 21-inch Monoblock F Platinum Edition wheels that have gained gold pin striping and come wrapped in 255/35 ZR21 front and 295/30 ZR 21 rear tires.

Brabus has applied numerous gold accents throughout the cabin, but they managed to keep it classy unlike other tuners that have the tendency to exaggerate and come up with tacky interiors. The digital speedometer has been revised to include the 400 km/h mark to reflect the car’s increased performances while the “900” embroidered in the headrest is a reminder of the engine’s immense output.

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