Brabus Bullit coupe 800 makes 788 hp for Geneva Motor Show debut
By Jake Lingeman
The Coupe 800 will deliver 788 hp (800 PS) and an electronically limited 811 lb-ft of torque. Brabus does this by tossing the stock 6.2-liter V8 in favor of the twin-turbocharged V12 engine from an S600. The company increases displacement from 5.5 liters to 6.3 liters by installing a new crankshaft with a longer stroke and larger, forged pistons and boring out the cylinders.
The inlet side of the engine has a larger header casting that gets its oxygen from the ram air scoop in the hood. Two custom exhaust manifolds are added, with turbochargers and four water-to-air intercoolers. The exhaust has a driver-controlled butterfly valve to customize the sound.
After Brabus works its magic the company claims the Coupe 800 can go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds. That's 0.7 second faster than the stock car. The run from 0-to-186 mph (300 kph) takes 23.8 seconds, and when it's all over, the car will top 230 mph.
Power is funneled through the back wheels via a reinforced seven-speed automatic transmission and a Brabus limited-slip differential with a locking rate of 40 percent.
The company says the engineers spent extensive time in the wind tunnel with the car, tweaking aerodynamics at speed. The carbon-fiber front spoiler reduces lift while the front air inlets not only cool the radiator and brakes, but also help air exit as quickly as possible. The rear wing and new diffuser provide more stability.
Brabus developed a custom suspension setup for the Coupe 800, in cooperation with partner Bilstein. The gas shocks at the front and rear offer 10 settings for jounce and rebound, and sport sway bars reduce body roll when cornering.
To slow things down, Brabus installs a set of 12-piston front brakes with six-piston rears. Vented and grooved brake discs measure 15 inches in front and 14.2 inches in back.
The cost of this Mercedes-based hypercar is about $500,000, give or take. For a few euros more, Brabus says the car can also be built off the Black Series version of the C63.
It looks like something a Russian mobster would drive. And I agree, too much pwer to put down effectively. I remember TopGear tested a AMG Merc with similar power numbers a few years back, they said it was too much power and unuseable on the street. They could barely even get it around the track.
World's priciest drift car maybe??
What kind of person looks at all the available mid-engined exotic cars that can be bought at this price and decide to go with a Mercedes?
It looks like something a Russian mobster would drive.
I think LS1 answered DZX's question right there. The sports car for the discerning "family member". I mean, 458's and Aventador's are great, but they all lack trunk space that is so essential for the transport of "trash" to be disposed in the nearest river. This provides all the performance expected of a high end sports car while providing the utility demanded by today's mob boss.
DXZ, apparently, you haven't driven too many Mercedes based on your comment, let alone the AMG models. Mercedes' AMG division has been working on the handling characteristics of the latest generation of the AMG models. In fact, the C63 AMG coupe handles almost as good as the M3 does.
Yeah, the Mustang matches the performance in certain situations, and only after the current M3 is reaching the end of its production life. As far as I'm concerned, that does not impress me. You see the M3 does EVERYTHING well, not just one or two things like the Boss 302, it's a complete package. Sorry, the Mustangs and Camaros don't do anything for me. In fact, American cars in general don't do anything for me.
BMW M3 coupe: 3704 lbs
BMW M3 convertible: 4145 lbs.
Mercedes C63 sedan: 3924 lbs
Mercedes C63 coupe: 3935 lbs
Ford Mustang Boss 302: 3939 lbs.
Chevrolet Camaro SS: 3750 lbs.
The Mercedes are much heavier...right. Oops, someone didn't do their research. AWD hurts handling. Really? Tell that to Porsche and Audi! The Top Gear episode that you're referring to featured the FIRST generation C63, NOT the new one. German cars are essentially designed for the Autobahn, which has long straights and gentle curves, which is why the AMG cars were pretty much designed for high speeds on long stretches. Not only that, the C63 only became unruly when Jeremy turned the stability and traction controls off. Even though Jeremy said it was unruly, he also said that he loved the car. Also, keep in mind, be careful when citing Top Gear as that show is more entertainment than anything else.
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