Brabus is ready to make a big splash in Geneva with the Rocket 900 Coupe based on the V12-powered Mercedes-AMG S65 Coupe.
It’s one of the quickest coupes in the world after Brabus worked its magic and managed to bump output of the 12-cylinder engine to an amazing 887 horsepower (662 kilowatts) and 1,106 pound-feet (1,500 newton meters) of torque.
This was made possible by increasing displacement from 6.0 to 6.3 liters and installing two larger turbochargers along with a high-performance stainless steel exhaust. All that power is sent to the rear axle through a seven-speed automatic transmission and a Brabus-prepared limited-slip differential.
Once the power hike is implemented, the S65 Coupe by Brabus will rocket to 62 miles (100 kilometers) per hour in only 3.7 seconds while the 0-124 mph (0-200 kph) task will be accomplished in 9.1 seconds. Brabus is quoting a top speed of more than 217 mph (350 kph) which is why it had to update the speedometer that now goes all the way up to 250 mph (400 kph.)
Brabus has also elaborated a series of visual tweaks for the Mercedes-AMG S65 Coupe and these come in carbon fiber to shave off weight. Changes started at the front where there’s now a new spoiler with different air intakes while the bespoke diffuser in the back has cutouts for the quad exhaust tips. The rear bumper now hosts carbon side attachments and there’s even more carbon on the side mirror caps.
The Geneva showcar sits on 21-inch wheels that can be had in various designs, but for those who want to go all out there’s even a larger 22-inch set available. The new shoes can be matched with low-profile tires and a suspension lowering kit bringing the high-end coupe closer to the ground by 0.6 inches (15 millimeters.)
Brabus also fiddled with the interior by applying light brown and magnolia leather upholstery with beige topstitching and “Fire” piping. The pedals, paddle shifters, and the door pins are now dressed in aluminum and are contrasted by the dark wood inlays featuring open-pore surfaces.
The Rocket 900 Coupe will be shown in public for the first time tomorrow in Geneva. It will share the spotlight with another Brabus project, this time based on the Mercedes-AMG C63 S.