The new Brabus 800 Coupe based on the latest Mercedes CL 600 makes its world debut as the world’s fastest and most powerful luxury coupe at the 2011 Dubai Motor Show.
The 12-cylinder engine of the CL 600 is re-engineered thoroughly in the engine-building shop. Displacement is increased from 5.5 to 6.3 liters with the help of a special crankshaft with longer stroke, larger cylinder bore and correspondingly larger forged pistons. Further performance-enhancing modifications to the engine itself are the fine-machining of the two cylinder heads for optimized mixture flow and the installation of four special camshafts.
The standard twin-turbo system is replaced with a turbocharging system designed by Brabus. The new system features two custom exhaust manifolds with integrated turbine housings and high-performance turbochargers as well as four water-to-air intercoolers. The combustion air is supplied by a carbon fiber ram-air intake integrated into the hood. In addition there is a stainless-steel exhaust system with free-flow metal catalysts.
The Brabus 800 V12 Biturbo engine produces its maximum rated power output of 800hp at a low 5,500rpm. The peak torque of 1,420Nm is available from 2,100rpm. The peak torque is limited electronically to 1,100Nm. The exclusive two-door car sprints to 100km/h in just 3.9 seconds and reaches 200km/h after a mere 10.3 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 350km/h.
Power is transferred to the rear wheels via a five-speed automatic transmission that has been reinforced to handle the enormous power, and a new high-performance limited-slip differential with a locking rate of 40 percent. The 800 Coupe retains all modern vehicle stability systems that can be deactivated at the push of a button.
New exterior parts improve the aerodynamic behavior of the high-speed coupe. Brabus fitted a new front spoiler that attaches to the production fascia, a rear spoiler on the trunk lid and a rear fascia insert. The insert replaces its production counterpart in the bumper and features a central reflector as well as one custom-tailored cutout on either side to provide space for the four tailpipes of the Brabus sport exhaust system.
The Brabus Monoblock wheels are available for the Mercedes CL-Class with diameters ranging from 18 to 22 inches and in Monoblock VI, E or F designs. Tires in size 265/30 ZR 21 in front and size 295/25 ZR 21 on the rear axle are recommended. The ride-height lowering module for the standard ABC suspension is calibrated to the ultra-low-profile tires, and lowers the body of the two-door car by some 25 millimeters.
The Brabus 800 Coupe comes equipped with version IV of the Brabus brake system. The front axle is fitted with six-piston aluminum fixed calipers and vented and cross-drilled discs measuring 405×34 millimeters. Together with discs measuring 380×34 millimeters and four-piston fixed aluminum calipers on the rear axle the system delivers improved stopping power.
The interior received an upgrade to match the car’s diamond-white metallic paint finish. The upholsterers at Brabus crafted an interior from a combination of white leather and black Alcantara, each with contrasting seams and diamond-pattern topstitching. Carbon fiber elements in the cockpit with matte surfaces in “checkered flag” design complement the interior trim.
An ergonomically shaped sport steering wheel is also part of the interior as are scuff plates with backlit Brabus logo, and aluminum pedals, foot rest and shifter.
The Brabus 800 Coupe is available as a complete vehicle or can be built based on any current model.