Find out what ruins the character of this one-off Brabus Vanish. See the pics inside.
German tuners Brabus have created a new one-off sports car tuning kit based on the Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series. Named by its owner in Dubai, the Brabus Vanish has a power increase of nearly 19.5 percent.
Power on the Vanish is boosted to 800 PS (588 kW / 789 bhp), up from the 670 PS (493 kW / 661 bhp) cranked out by the 6.0-liter AMG V12 engine. The increase comes from engineers installing larger turbochargers, and mating the engine to a racier gearbox and exhaust. Due to the larger turbines, the hood was replaced with a new version that includes an awkward bulge in the middle.
New Vanish-badged brakes can also be found, while inside, Brabus badging is seen throughout.
Still, for such a luxe ride, one would hope the designers would come up with something better than the tacked on bonnet bulge. Surely, such an elaborate car deserves better.