Brabus has been transforming regular Mercedes-Benz models into thunderous beats on wheels for more than thirty years now. During this time, their sustained efforts in creating insane pieces of machinery have paid off, with the former garage tuner becoming an actual car manufacturer. On top of that, they also have more than a handful of Guinness Book record in their trophy room, with most of them reading "World's fastest four door sedan". Not too shabby for a company which first saw the light of day in 1977.
If that's not enough to act as their credentials, they also have an unparalleled reputation for creating supercars out of "ordinary" tri-star vehicles that can be driven on an everyday basis, whether it's to the country club or to a track. Because this is what the E V12 is all about. A Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, a catwalk silhouette but enough muscle to win a Mister Olympia competition or a silverback gorilla on crack that's wearing a Saville Row suit and has manners. Whichever comparo you'd choose you'd be dead right. In a world where globalization, increased government rules and overly-homogenized cars, the Brabus E V12 is the black sheep of the supercar family. In other words, it's utterly brilliant.
We're very sorry, but we don't have anything bad or ugly to tell you about this car. Our objectivity went right out the window as soon as that 800 horsepower, twin-turbocharged soundtrack began to play. There are cars that might have better looks, better fuel consumption or a (much) better price. But, for the time being at least, nothing comes close to this demon of a car from our point of view. Continue reading