Geneva 2011: Brabus 800 Widestar [Live Photos]
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Brabus, the German tuning house that has become synonymous with high-power, at times extreme Mercedes Benz models, is back this year with yet another interpretation of the three-pointed star G-Klasse.
Whereas at the 2010 Geneva Auto Show the tuner presented the 700 horsepower G V12 S Biturbo Widestar, this year's interpretation adds the power that comes out of most family sedans and ends up jumping to 800 hp.
All those horses come from the same V12 bi-turbo engine, that can comfortably operate at full throttle from 5,500 rpm. The huge torque levels, 1,420 Nm, are achieved close to idle, at just 2,100 rpm.
The most powerful G in the world can achieve, thanks to Brabus, some impressive performance figures. The monster power plant under the hood can push and pull the model to 100 km/h in just 4 seconds. The 800 horsepower would run like crazy, hadn't the tuner electronically limited the speed of the model at 240 km/h. To handle all that power, the tuner also tampered with the brakes and suspension.
Otherwise, the new Widestar is pretty much the same as the old Widestar presented last year. Visually speaking, there aren't many differences between the 2011 and the 2010 versions, with the most visible changes compared to the standard production version being the addition of a wide body kit, new set of wheels and a plush new interior.
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