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Brabus Rocket 900 Cabrio becomes world's fastest four-seat convertible

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The new Brabus Rocket 900 Cabrio will cost around $400,000
The new Brabus Rocket 900 Cabrio will cost around $400,000
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It looks just like a standard SL 65 speedo at a glance, until you realize the branding is different and the numbers go all the way to 400 km/h
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It looks just like a standard SL 65 speedo at a glance, until you realize the branding is different and the numbers go all the way to 400 km/h
The base car for the Brabus Rocket 900 Cabrio is the $247,900 Mercedes-AMG S65
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The base car for the Brabus Rocket 900 Cabrio is the $247,900 Mercedes-AMG S65
The base car for the Brabus Rocket 900 Cabrio is the $247,900 Mercedes-AMG S65
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The base car for the Brabus Rocket 900 Cabrio is the $247,900 Mercedes-AMG S65
The car comes "standard" with Brabus Monoblock Platinum Edition 21-inch forged wheels, though 22-inch wheels are available as an option.
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The car comes "standard" with Brabus Monoblock Platinum Edition 21-inch forged wheels, though 22-inch wheels are available as an option.
The new Brabus Rocket 900 Cabrio will cost around $400,000, produces similar power and torque to the Rocket 900, and has the same top speed of 217 mph (350 km/h)
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The new Brabus Rocket 900 Cabrio will cost around $400,000, produces similar power and torque to the Rocket 900, and has the same top speed of 217 mph (350 km/h)
The Brabus Rocket 900 Cabrio uses the same formula already employed with the Rocket 900 – it's all naked carbon reshaping and sculpting of the aerodynamics, a completely reworked version of the 6.0 liter V12 to 6.3 liters and a boost of peak horsepower from the standard car's 621 hp, all the way to 888 hp
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The Brabus Rocket 900 Cabrio uses the same formula already employed with the Rocket 900 – it's all naked carbon reshaping and sculpting of the aerodynamics, a completely reworked version of the 6.0 liter V12 to 6.3 liters and a boost of peak horsepower from the standard car's 621 hp, all the way to 888 hp
The new Brabus Rocket 900 Cabrio will cost around $400,000
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The new Brabus Rocket 900 Cabrio will cost around $400,000
Brabus runs its own upholstery shop and can fulfil any customization requirements
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Brabus runs its own upholstery shop and can fulfil any customization requirements
Brabus runs its own upholstery shop and can fulfil any customization requirements
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Brabus runs its own upholstery shop and can fulfil any customization requirements

It was really only a matter of time before the Brabus Rocket 900 Cabrio became the world's fastest four-seat convertible. Brabus already produced the world's fastest four-dour droptop in the form of the 850-hp 6.0 Biturbo Cabrio, and released an 888-hp Rocket 900 hardtop based on the Mercedes-Benz S 65 at the Dubai Motor Show in late 2015. The new Brabus Rocket 900 Cabrio will cost around US$400,000, produces similar power and torque to the Rocket 900, and has the same top speed of 217 mph (350 km/h). It will be shown for the first time at Frankfurt next week.

The Brabus Rocket 900 Cabrio pretty much follows the same formula already employed with the Rocket 900 – it's all naked carbon reshaping and sculpting of the aerodynamics, a completely reworked version of the 6.0-liter V12 to 6.3 liters and a boost of peak horsepower from the standard car's 621 hp, all the way to 888 hp. That's the original non-modified Mercedes base car below.

The base car for the Brabus Rocket 900 Cabrio is the $247,900 Mercedes-AMG S65
The base car for the Brabus Rocket 900 Cabrio is the $247,900 Mercedes-AMG S65

Peak torque has been increased by a similar margin from 1,000 Nm to 1500 Nm (738 to 1,106 lb-ft), though Brabus limits the torque to 1,200 Nm (885 lb-ft) electronically, no doubt thinking about the longevity of the drivetrain, the modified seven-speed auto and the Continental 295/30 ZR 21 high-performance tires.

The car comes "standard" with Brabus Monoblock Platinum Edition 21-inch forged wheels, though 22-inch wheels are available as an option.
The car comes "standard" with Brabus Monoblock Platinum Edition 21-inch forged wheels, though 22-inch wheels are available as an option.

The car comes "standard" with Brabus Monoblock Platinum Edition 21-inch forged wheels, though 22-inch wheels are available as an option.

The Brabus Rocket 900 Cabrio uses the same formula already employed with the Rocket 900 – it's all naked carbon reshaping and sculpting of the aerodynamics, a completely reworked version of the 6.0 liter V12 to 6.3 liters and a boost of peak horsepower from the standard car's 621 hp, all the way to 888 hp
The Brabus Rocket 900 Cabrio uses the same formula already employed with the Rocket 900 – it's all naked carbon reshaping and sculpting of the aerodynamics, a completely reworked version of the 6.0 liter V12 to 6.3 liters and a boost of peak horsepower from the standard car's 621 hp, all the way to 888 hp

Perhaps the trickiest part of the entire car is Brabus' patented sport exhaust system with electronically-controlled exhaust flaps that can be transformed from citizen sound levels to ridiculously loud at the touch of a button on the steering wheel.

All the parts used in constructing the new four-seat supercar can be fitted directly to a standard Mercedes, including the 400 km/h (249 mph) Brabus speedometer.

Source: Brabus

2 comments
JimFox
YYAAAAAWWWWWWWNNNNNNNN!!
Michael Wilson
Beautiful. Looks like a pretty brilliant grand tourer.