German tuner BRABUS has unveiled the world’s fastest and most powerful luxury sedan; the SV12 R. Based on the latest Mercedes S 600 facelift model and powered by a BRABUS SV12 R Biturbo 750 twelve-cylinder engine a top speed of 340km/h (211mph) can be reached. 0 – 100 km/h (62 mph) is done in 4.0 seconds, 200 km/h (124 mph) reached after just 11.9 seconds.
The Biturbo engine could a special treatment ensuring 740bhp/552kW and a peak torque of 1,350 Nm (995 lb-ft). A special crankshaft with longer stroke, forged pistons with a larger diameter and an increased cylinder bore result in a displacement increase from standard 5.5 to now 6.3 liters (336 to 385 cu. in.). In addition the inlet and outlet ports of both cylinder heads are optimized for improved mixture flow. Four special camshafts also contribute to that same effect.
The specialists at Brabus have also equipped the engine with larger turbochargers, a more efficient intercooling system and a stainless-steel high-performance exhaust system with four tailpipes and metal catalysts with low back pressure. Newly programmed engine electronics ensure that all new components work together. An optional BRABUS locking differential is available to optimize traction.
The aerodynamic enhancement package contains a new front apron reducing lift on the front axle, a centrally located air duct, integrated auxiliary headlights and LED daytime running lights. BRABUS also developed custom-tailored front aluminum sport fenders, an air vent made from clear-coated carbon and a horizontal brace that spans the outlet with embossed BRABUS signet and integrated LED lights. The latter are activated just like the ones in the BRABUS rocker panels via the keyless remote or by pulling on a door handle. A rear spoiler lip and new rear apron finalize the aeropackage. The underside of the rear apron features integrated LED lights which illuminate the ground behind the vehicle.
BRABUS offers a variety of Monoblock light-alloy wheels with diameters ranging from 17 to 21 inches. The largest version features size 9Jx21 wheels on the front axle and size 10.5Jx21 in back. Customers can choose from three different designs: Three-piece forged and polished BRABUS Monoblock VI wheels with six double spokes, Monoblock E multi-spoke wheels and the Monoblock F PLATINUM EDITION forged wheels with cross-spoke design. All versions are fitted with Pirelli or YOKOHAMA tires in size 265/30 ZR 21 in front and in size 295/30 ZR 21 on the rear axle.
The large wheels create the necessary space for installing a high-performance brake system with 12-piston aluminum fixed calipers and 380 x 36-mm (15.0 x 1.42 inches) vented and cross-drilled discs in front, and 355 x 28-mm (14.0 x 1.1 inches) discs and six-piston aluminum fixed calipers on the rear axle.
The interior is a different story. A full multimedia system is created around an ultra-slim 3-GHz notebook computer housed safely in a docking station inside an electrically deployed drawer in the trunk, underneath the rear shelf. The tablet PC notebook can be easily removed for use outside the vehicle. A second COMAND controller is placed in a special console integrated into the rear compartment. The user of the PC system has no problems operating the system if and when he or she moves from the driver’s seat to the rear seats. The console in the rear also houses a color printer.
A 15.2-inch 16:9 TFT screen serves as computer monitor. It is integrated into the supple leather of the headliner and deploys and retracts at the push of a button. The BRABUS computer is connected to the internet via UMTS. Two USB 2.0 ports integrated into the rear compartment allow connecting various peripherals such as a webcam for video conferencing or a digital camera. The printer is housed in a custom-developed console located between the rear seats.
To display the images from digital TV, DVD, Blu-Ray disc or game console the BRABUS has developed an interface that transmits the signals to the extendable screen in the roof and to the standard screens in the back of the front headrests. Also available for the S-Class are special BRABUS seat consoles with integrated tables that deploy at the push of a button. The table tops are bordered by aluminum frames and are available in the same wood grains as the factory trim options of the S-Class or in custom BRABUS veneers or even covered with leather. The angle of the table top is infinitely adjustable and the tables offer ample space for perusing documents or for the wireless keyboard of the BRABUS computer system.
You will also find electric curtains that provide the rear passengers with privacy. But that’s not all: The list of options ranges from scuff plates with illuminated BRABUS logo to ergonomically shaped sport steering wheels to stainless-steel pedals. Exclusive is the newly created BRABUS Yachting wood combination of maple and tropical Wenge wood, which lends the luxury sedan a maritime ambiance. In traditional craftsmanship hundreds of individual pieces are used to recreate every piece of wood trim in the S-Class in the style of a miniature ship veneer.
BRABUS also offers packages including performance tuning for the S 600 and S 65 models. The list ranges from the T12 performance kit for 572bhp/419kW to the T 65 S performance tuning that boosts power output of the S 65 model to 705bhp/526kW.