A special edition of the insane Brabus Rocket 900 has just been introduced for the Middle East. Revealed at the ongoing Dubai International Motor Show 2015, the car is dubbed the Rocket 900 Desert Gold Edition.
There are a few elements which give the Rocket 900 Desert Gold Edition a unique style and some extra flair over the standard Rocket 900. For starters, it has been painted in a shade dubbed Desert Gold with all of its additional aerodynamic components finished in carbon fibre. Additionally, the Desert Gold Edition rides on a set of gloss black Platinum Edition 21-inch wheels from Brabus itself and with gold pinstriping. Gold brake calipers are also featured.
Performance wise, the Brabus Rocket 900 Desert Gold Edition remains the same as the standard model, itself based around the Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG. The 6.0-litre V12 engine of the S65 AMG has been outfitted with a custom Brabus billet crankshaft complete with a longer stroke and larger cylinder bore. As a result, capacity has increased to 6.3-litres.
Additionally, the Brabus Rocket 900 features larger pistons as well as turbochargers featuring larger compressor units and a larger turbine. Elsewhere, 80 mm downpipes have been installed alongside modified exhaust manifolds. A new air intake system is also found on the Brabus Rocket 900 with it drawing in cold air directly from the radiator and front grille. The new intake manifold also features gold heat reflection to ensure it always provides maximum power in even the hottest conditions.
All told, the car pumps out 900 hp at 5500 rpm and 1106 lb-ft of torque at 4200 rpm. In order to protect the gearbox, torque has been limited to 884 lb-ft. Nevertheless, the car will still sprint to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds and a 350 km/h top speed.
In the cabin, the Brabus Rocket 900 Desert Gold Edition has a number of special elements including gold trim and black quilted leather.
World premiere at the DUBAI INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW 2015
An homage to the Orient
BRABUS ROCKET 900 “DESERT GOLD” Edition
V12 with 662 kW / 900 HP, 1,500 Nm and 350 km/h plus
BRABUS ROCKET 900 – that is the new reference for high performance in the luxury segment. BRABUS (Brabus-Allee, D-46240 Bottrop, phone +49 / (0) 2041
/ 777-0, fax +49 / (0) 2041 / 777 111, Internet www.brabus.com) builds this supercar based on the Mercedes S 65.
BRABUS developed the especially exclusive BRABUS ROCKET 900 “DESERT GOLD” Edition, which celebrates its world debut at the DUBAI INTERNATIONAL MOTOR
SHOW 2015, as an homage to the Orient, where BRABUS maintains a company branch and a prestigious BRABUS Flagship Store in Dubai. The exclusive
high-performance luxury liner is immediately recognizable not only due to its extraordinary “DESERT GOLD” special paintwork. The appearance of this
special model is also characterized by BRABUS carbon aerodynamic-enhancement components and shiny black BRABUS Monoblock F “PLATINUM EDITION” 21-inch
wheels with gold pin striping.
The BRABUS fine leather interior is finished in a combination of gold and black leather. Gold-colored seams in a quilting pattern created
specifically for this special model furthermore distinguish the classy interior appointments.
The power plant for this luxury sedan is the BRABUS ROCKET 900 6.3 V12 twin-turbo increased-displacement engine rated at 662 kW / 900 HP (887 bhp)
and producing a peak torque of 1,500 Nm (1,106 lb-ft). This engine propels the four-door car from rest to 200 km/h (124 mph) in just 9.1 seconds. The
top speed is in excess of 350 km/h (217 mph).
As the name BRABUS ROCKET 900 “DESERT GOLD” indicates, this automotive homage from BRABUS to the desert state of Dubai was painted “Desert Gold,” a
color created specifically for this high-performance sedan. In addition, some 300 parts in the interior were also painted the same shade.
Carbon aerodynamic-enhancement components and high-gloss black bodywork components add tasteful contrasts. All chrome parts on the vehicle were
painted black as were the BRABUS Monoblock F “PLATINUM EDITION” forged wheels, which were additionally adorned with gold-colored pin striping.
Of course, the aerodynamic properties are also essential at the extremely high speeds the BRABUS ROCKET 900 “DESERT GOLD” so effortlessly attains. To
minimize lift on the front and rear axle as well as to bring them into an optimal balance, the BRABUS designers developed a bodywork conversion with
sporty and elegant styling. The naked carbon components with high-gloss coating lend the luxury sedan a dynamic visual upgrade and a sporty contrast
to the gold paint finish. In addition, they also optimize aerodynamic efficiency.
The BRABUS front spoiler lip and the attachments for the front bumper give the four-door car a more thrilling appearance. What is more: Thanks to
their shape optimized in the wind tunnel, these components also reduce lift on the front axle, which at high speeds contributes to further improved
The front fenders are upgraded visually with a BRABUS design element made from naked carbon. The integrated BRABUS logo is illuminated and the lights
are activated with the keyless-entry remote or by pulling on a door handle. BRABUS carbon covers for the exterior mirrors represent a further sporty
The BRABUS rear spoiler lip and a diffuser made from naked carbon round off the BRABUS aerodynamic-enhancement concept. Tailor-made cutouts in the
diffuser provide the perfect backdrop for the dual designer tailpipe tips of the BRABUS sports exhaust system. The tips are also painted a glossy
black to match the overall concept.
In addition, BRABUS Monoblock F “Platinum Edition” high-tech cross-spoke forged wheels decisively characterize the look of the exclusive special
model. BRABUS technology partners Continental, Pirelli and YOKOHAMA supply the optimal high performance tires of sizes 255/35 ZR 21 at the front and
295/30 ZR 21 on the rear axle. They are mounted on wheels of sizes 9Jx21 and 10.5Jx21.
The BRABUS AIRMATIC SPORT Unit, a special control module for the air suspension of the luxury sedan, was developed to be able to enhance the high
level of dynamic handling of the high-performance luxury car further still. It lowers the ride height of the supercar by about 15 millimeters (.6 in)
without compromising the outstanding ride quality.
Of course, the BRABUS ROCKET 900 “DESERT GOLD” impresses not only with its extraordinary appearance, but above all with its superior performance.
The 12-cylinder engine of the S 65 is revised in every detail in the BRABUS engine shop, which is equipped with a state-of-the-art machine park. The
installation of a custom BRABUS billet crankshaft with longer stroke in concert with a larger cylinder bore, matching forged pistons and
precision-balanced custom billet connecting rods increases the displacement from 5.5 to 6.3 liters (336 to 384 cubic inches).
Modifications to the engine peripherals also play a large role in the enormous power output. The two production turbos are replaced with
turbochargers that have a larger compressor unit and a larger turbine as well as modified exhaust manifolds. Down pipes with a diameter of 80
millimeters (3.1 inches) are also included in the conversion, as is a stainless-steel BRABUS high-performance exhaust system with free-flow metal
catalysts and actively controlled butterfly valve.
Just as crucial is a perfect air supply of the engine. To this end, the BRABUS engine specialists developed the BRABUS 900 intake module, which draws
its air through an air duct in the hood directly from the radiator grille. The new intake manifold includes a special air filter box with larger
cross-section and special filters as well as “Gold Heat Reflection” sheathing for lowering the temperature.
Precisely programmed mapping for injection and ignition coordinate the perfect interaction of the high-performance components. The result is not only
maximum power, but also compliance with the strict limits set by the current EURO VI emissions standards. Technology partner MOTUL supplies the
high-tech lubricants for the entire powertrain.
The extensive work performed on the engine results in the BRABUS ROCKET 900 6.3 V12 twin-turbo engine delivering unrivalled performance figures: the
peak power of 662 kW / 900 hp (887 bhp) is produced at a low 5,500 rpm. Even more massive is the peak torque of 1,500 Nm (1,106 lb-ft) at 4,200 rpm.
In the car, this figure is limited electronically to 1,200 Nm (884 lb-ft).
The power is channeled to the rear wheels by a seven-speed automatic transmission adapted to the tremendous power output and a BRABUS
high-performance limited-slip differential with a locking rate of 40 percent. The transmission can also be shifted manually with the BRABUS RACE
aluminum paddle shifters on the steering wheel.
The performance of the BRABUS ROCKET 900 “DESERT GOLD” is on the level of full-blooded top-class sports cars. From rest, the luxury sedan sprints to
100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.7 seconds. The sprint to 200 km/h (124 mph) takes a measly 9.1 seconds. Top speed is in excess of 350 km/h (217 mph).
A subtle or thrilling exhaust note accompanies this unique driving experience. The BRABUS sports exhaust system with actively controlled butterfly
valve enables the owner to actively manage the sound at the touch of a button on the steering wheel. It lets the driver choose between driving the
luxury sedan in a subtle and quiet “Coming Home” mode and enjoying a markedly powerful twelve-cylinder sound.
Of course, the interior of the BRABUS ROCKET 900 “DESERT GOLD” is also especially exclusive. With utmost love of detail, the BRABUS upholsterers
transformed especially soft and breathable black and gold Mastik leather into a BRABUS fine leather interior in a class of its own. The embroidered
“900” logo on the head restraints provides an indication of what engine is under the hood in the interior as well.
Gold-colored seams and piping add subtle accents. The interior elements such as switches and bezels also received an elaborate custom gold-colored
coating. The headliner of the sedan is made from deep black Alcantara.
The BRABUS ROCKET 900 “DESERT GOLD” can be upgraded further with a state-of-the-art multimedia system by customer request.
Fuel economy, CO2 emissions and efficiency class:
BRABUS ROCKET 900 based on the Mercedes S 65: city 17.1 l/100 km, highway 8.6 l/100 km, combined: 11.9 l/100 km. Combined CO2 emissions: 279 g/km,
efficiency class F.