The Brabus Mercedes-AMG GT S has just been unveiled before the vehicle’s world debut at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show 2015. The release of Brabus’s AMG GT S comes not long after the tuning company revealed its range of upgrades for the latest W205-generation C63 AMG.
From a performance standpoint, Brabus has developed the PowerXtra B40 – 600 performance kit for the German sports car. It is a plug-and-play control module designed to operate in conjunction with the car’s 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine. It helps provide an additional 88 hp and 74 lb-ft of torque bringing the vehicle’s total outputs to 591 hp at 6400 rpm and 553 lb-ft at 4800 rpm. Thanks to these upgrades, the Brabus Mercedes-AMG GT S accelerates to 100 km/h in just 3.6 seconds as well as a 325 km/h top speed, up 15 km/h over standard.
Beyond the engine upgrades, Brabus has also fitted the AMG GT and GT S models with a titanium exhaust system with carbon tailpipes. The new exhaust system weighs 40 per cent less than the standard exhaust and optimises the power delivery of the V8. The Brabus exhaust is also complete with electronically controlled butterfly valves operated from the cabin. In the ‘coming home’ setting, the Brabus exhaust is actually quieter than the standard exhaust.
Beyond the engine and exhaust changes, the Brabus AMG GT S also features a number of new aerodynamic parts made from carbon fibre. At the front, a new Brabus splitter has been installed which not only adds to the vehicle’s aggression, but also reduces front axle lift. New side air intake covers of the bumper have also been fitted to provide the sports car with a menacing persona.
Elsewhere, Brabus has installed a new carbon diffuser as well as a small bootlid lip spoiler. A staggered wheel setup with 20×9.5 wheels at the front and 21×11 at the rear helps complete the exterior visual changes.
Inside, Brabus has developed carbon scuff plats with a backlit Brabus logo. There are also matte anodized or chrome-plated aluminium pedals as well as new aluminium paddle shifters. New leather and alcantara elements also adorn the cabin.
“World premiere at the IAA 2015
BRABUS refines the Mercedes-AMG GT S
441 kW / 600 HP, 750 Nm of torque, a top speed of 325 km/h, carbon components and 21-inch high-tech forged wheels
Lending an exclusive car an even more thrilling appearance has been the domain of BRABUS (Brabus-Allee, D-46240 Bottrop, phone + 49 (0) 2041 / 777-0,
fax + 49 / (0) 2041 / 777 111, Internet www.brabus.com) for almost four decades. At the IAA 2015 in Frankfurt am Main, the exclusive sports program
for the Mercedes-AMG GT and GT S models celebrates its world premiere. With an output increase to 441 kW / 600 HP (591 bhp) and a peak torque of 750
Nm (553 lb-ft), the two-seat car reaches a top speed of 325 km/h (201 mph).
From the outside, the sports car with BRABUS design impresses with aerodynamic-enhancement components made from clear-coated carbon, ultra-light
BRABUS Monoblock F forged wheels, a sports suspension with a multitude of selectable settings for damping and ride height, and a sports exhaust
system made from especially lightweight titanium with electronically controlled sound management.
BRABUS fine leather interiors and inlays made from real carbon and precious wood upgrade the cockpit of the two-door car.
You can never have enough power, especially in a sports car. That is why the BRABUS engine specialists have developed the PowerXtra B40 – 600
performance kit for the eight-cylinder twin-turbo engine of the GT S. A plug-and-play control module is adapted to the engine electronics. It
features new mapping for injection and ignition while also moderately increasing the boost pressure. After the installation, the engine puts out an
extra 66 kW / 90 HP (88 bhp) and produces 100 Nm (74 lb-ft) of added torque. Of course, the tuned version complies with the same strict emissions
standards as the production car.
After the upgrade, the GT S has a rated power output of 441 kW / 600 HP (591 bhp) at 6,400 rpm and a peak torque of 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) at 4,800 rpm.
It sprints from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.6 seconds. The top speed with BRABUS engine tuning jumps from 310 to 325 km/h (190 to 201 mph).
Like all other BRABUS components, the performance kit for the GT S is backed by the exemplary BRABUS Tuning Warranty® of three years, up to 100,000
kilometers/62,000 miles (see BRABUS Warranty Terms and Conditions, updated July 2013). Technology partner MOTUL supplies the high-tech lubricants for
the entire powertrain.
The ideal complement to the engine tuning or an attractive upgrade for all standard GT or GT S models is the BRABUS quad sports exhaust made from
extremely lightweight titanium with four tailpipes made from a combination of titanium and carbon. This exhaust system weighs about 40 percent less
than the production exhaust and optimizes the power delivery of the V8 engine to boot. As a special feature, this exhaust is fitted with
electronically controlled butterfly valves operated from the cockpit. The standard setting offers a “coming home” sound tuning that is quieter than
the production exhaust. It further increases the appeal of the thrilling sports car for the neighbors when it returns home late at night. When the
valves are open, the eight-cylinder sounds significantly sportier and more powerful than with the production exhaust.
The material of choice for the BRABUS aerodynamic-enhancement components is lightweight yet extremely strong carbon, the same material used in
Formula 1 racing. The components were developed in the wind tunnel and lend the GT or GT S version of the sports car a more thrilling design while
optimizing the aerodynamics. All bodywork components come with a clear-coated carbon racing-look finish. They are also available with a matte coating
and can optionally be painted in vehicle or contrasting color.
The front bumper of the coupe receives a visual upgrade with the BRABUS front spoiler. What is more: at high speeds, lift on the front axle is
further reduced, resulting in even more stable handling. The two BRABUS covers for the side air intakes of the bumper lend the two-seater an even
more striking face while optimizing the routing of cooling air. Integrated LED side markers optimize active safety.
BRABUS also sharpens the profile of the sports car: the new design air outlets for the front fenders lend the GT S a full-blooded racing touch. They
immediately catch the eye due to their integrated BRABUS logotypes that light up in blue when the keyless-entry remote or a door handle are operated.
The BRABUS rocker panels give the front-engine sports car an even lower and sleeker visual stance. They also optimize the airflow between the front
and rear wheel arches.
The rear receives a more athletic look with the BRABUS rear airfoil and the BRABUS diffuser with tailor-made cutouts for the four tailpipes of the
BRABUS sports exhaust system. In addition, these aerodynamic-enhancement components also contribute to optimized handling stability at high speeds.
The forged wheels were custom-developed for the GT and GT S and also play an essential role in the thrilling BRABUS look. The staggered tire/wheel
combination with diameters of 20 inches on the front axle and 21 inches at the rear adds further emphasis to the wedge shape of the two-seater.
Thanks to a manufacturing process that uses state-of-the-art forging technology, the BRABUS Monoblock F “PLATINUM EDITION” cross-spoke wheels are
extremely light yet especially robust. The wheels are available with a mirror-polished, brushed or titanium-colored finish and come in sizes 9.5Jx20
at the front and 11Jx21 on the rear axle. Technology partners Continental, Pirelli and YOKOHAMA supply the extremely wide high-performance tires of
sizes 275/30 ZR 20 and 305/25 ZR 21.
The BRABUS sports springs are tailored specifically to these low profile tires. They lower the ride height of GT S by about 15 millimeters (.6
For the cockpit of the sports car, the BRABUS interior designers have developed exclusive accessories such as carbon scuff plates with
stainless-steel inserts and a backlit BRABUS logo, whose color changes between red and white, and matte anodized or chrome-plated aluminum pedals.
Special BRABUS aluminum paddle shifters in an even more ergonomic position on the steering wheel make even more precise gear changes possible.
The BRABUS upholstery shop creates BRABUS fine leather interiors finished with masterful workmanship for the GT and GT S as well. They can be
tailored as precisely to the owner’s preferences with regard to the choice of leather, Alcantara and color as the design and the upholstery.
Individual requests can also be fulfilled when it comes to the inlays for the dashboard, center console and door panels. BRABUS manufactures carbon
and precious wood trim sets in any desired color and with many different surface finishes.”