Mercedes Benz’s in-house tuner, Brabus, never seizes to amaze. They always strive to be the best and always challenge their engineers to outdo themselves. Brabus has once again stepped up and engineered the world’s fastest street legal sedan. Called the Brabus 800 Rocket, which uses the CLS platform, is 50 more horsepower than their previous fastest sedan, the SV12R.
To help burn the rubber on the rear wheels, the Brabus 800 Rocket is powered by a 12 cylinder, which was converted to be able to handle the 800 hp put out by the V12 Bi Turbo engine. To help achieve the high horsepower output, the Mercedes 600 engine’s displacement was bumped up from 5.5 to 6.3 liters. This also helped bump up the torque to 811 lb/ft of torque.
What’s the fun of going fast if the car can’t handle the speed?! To help reach the top speed of 230 mph, the exterior of the vehicle has gone through tremendous changes. The exterior refinements include; widened wheel arches, large air intakes, a rear diffuser and rear wing.
Inside the Brabus 800 Rocket, all grey leather interior combined with high-gloss polished black piano wood, sport steering wheel with aluminum shift paddles, pedals, and foot rest welcome the driver. The Rocket 800 logo is found throughout the interior to remind the driver what beast lurks inside the engine bay.
With all this power and refinements to the outside, the Brabus 800 Rocket launches 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds to a top-end speed of 230 mph. The 0-60 time laid down by the Brabus Rocket is in the region of Ferrari, Lamborghini and Porsche. Owners of the latter vehicles mentioned should take notice the next they pull up to a red light next to the Brabus 800 Rocket.
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Via: eMercedes Benz