BRABUS will attempt to scare off many supercars at the 2009 Dubai Motor Show when it unveils this fireball-caughing bi-turbo GLK V12.

Tuning icon BRABUS has laid claim to yet another fastest-in-the-world record with this GLK V12. Said to accelerate from 0 - 100km/h in 4.2 seconds and 0 - 200km/h in 12.8 seconds, the Mercedes-Benz GLK-based athlete was also tested for top speed at an Italian high-speed track two months ago. There it posted a scintillating 322.3 km/h (211 mph), making it the fastest street-legal SUV in the world, as per the press release.

The work involved in such a feat is enormous. It includes fitting a massive 6.3-litre V12 bi-turbo engine with two large turbochargers, more efficient intercoolers, free-flow metal catalysts and a stainless steel exhaust system.

Maximum power is rated at 552kW (750hp) at 5,500rpm and peak torque is 1,350Nm (995 lb-ft) at 2,100rpm. BRABUS have however limited the latter to 1,100Nm (811 lb-ft). All of that goes to the rear wheels through a 5-speed automatic gearbox assisted by a limited-slip differential with a locking rate of 40 percent.

The exterior kit includes a carbon fibre spoiler lip, a front apron with large air dams, BRABUS WIDESTAR fender flares that add 5cm (2 inches) to the width, underside LED lights, a BRABUS roof spoiler to reduce aerodynamic lift and a BRABUS stainless-steel sport exhaust system.

Customers can choose from five different wheel designs sized 10Jx22 with Pirelli or Yokohama tyres of up to size 285/25 ZR 22.

A customised interior featuring things like wood trim or carbon fibre panels, full leather upholstery with optional Alcantara elements and a 7-inch LCD screen can be ordered.

The BRABUS GLK V12 which costs 397,000 Euros is being shown at the Dubai International Motor Show. 


BRABUS GLK V12 to Debut at Dubai Motor Show