June 11, 2008 German auto-performance specialist Brabus has again pushed the envelope with its latest creation - the wickedly styled BULLIT BLACK ARROW.
Based on the body of the new Mercedes C-Class sedan, the four-door, V12 Biturbo BLACK ARROW boasts some incredible performance specs: 730 hp, 1,320 Nm of torque, 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.9 seconds and 0 to 300 km/h (186 mph) in 24.5 seconds, with a top speed listed at more than 360 km/h (225 mph). This brings it within top speed range of its stablemate - and current world's fastest sedan titleholder - the Mercedes CLS based BRABUS ROCKET.
The C-Class engine bay has been extensively modified to accommodate the turbocharged V12 engine, a reworked Mercedes S 600 that's also derived from the BRABUS ROCKET. The engine's 6.3 liter displacement is achieved using a crankshaft with longer stroke, larger cylinder bore and special pistons and piston rods, with cylinder heads optimized for faster gas exchange and high-performance camshafts added. Special manifolds, larger turbochargers and larger intercoolers were also added along with a new stainless-steel high-performance exhaust system and new mapping for engine electronics and on-board diagnostics, all of which results in an engine that produces 730 hp (720 hp SAE net) / 537 kW at just 5,100 rpm with the peak torque of 1,320 Nm (974 lb-ft) limited electronically to 1,100 Nm (811 lb-ft).
The car's distinctive finish is marked by a special matte-black coating, new hood and aluminum wheel arch flares for front and rear axle which add six centimeters (2.4 inches) to the C-Class width and accommodate the wide matte-black BRABUS Monoblock S light-alloy wheels. Aesthetics, aerodynamic performance and cooling are further boosted by large air ducts in the autoclave-baked carbon fiber front apron, with a three-piece spoiler and apron with integrated diffuser at the rear.
The BULLIT BLACK ARROW is in small-series production with the price starting at 348,000 Euros MSRP.
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