Brabus 750 Bodo Buschmann Edition Can't Tell if It's a Roadster or a Supercar

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Wait a minute. Haven't we already seen the Brabus 750 Bodo Buschmann Edition last year? We sure have, but the special model is back in the limelight with a few tweaks, with the famous tuner asking its social media users to rate its wheels on a 1 to 10 scale.
We'd say they're a solid seven, whereas the whole car deserves a nine. This Mercedes-AMG SL 63 was named after the tuner's founder, who passed away in 2018 aged 62, and it features numerous aftermarket goodies on the outside, in the cabin, beneath the skin, and under the hood.

First things first, the 4.0L twin-turbo V8 was massaged to produce 739 hp (750 ps/552 kW) and 664 pound-foot (900 Nm) of torque. That's 163 hp (165 ps/121 kW) and 74 lb-ft (100 Nm) of torque more than the stock variant, which takes 3.6s to 62 mph (100 kph). The tuned SL 63 is three-tenths faster and has an identical top speed of 196 mph (315 kph).

Besides giving it new turbos, an exhaust system, and likely fresh software, Brabus has also left its signature on the chassis courtesy of the sports springs. The aforementioned three-spoke alloys, which have a black look now instead of the previous silver, measure 12x22 inches at the rear and 10.5x21 inches at the front, wrapped in 335/25 and 275/35 tires, respectively.

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Moreover, the German roadster also gets a new apron, rear spoiler, fender attachments, and diffuser. The tuner's logo is visible on various components all around. In the cabin, this SL 63 features more Brabus special touches, including the black leather upholstery with quilting pattern on the seats, black piping, and embossed 77 signets. The latter is a nod to the year when Brabus was founded (1977).

As the tuner announced during the project's grand unveiling nearly a year ago, the Brabus 750 Bodo Buschmann Edition is capped at 25 copies. Each one costs modern-day supercar money. We found the pictured example (or an identical one) on the tuner's website listed for grabs with 1,056 miles (1,700 km) under its belt and an asking price of €356,881 ($385,485).

The stock Mercedes-AMG SL 63 4Matic+ starts at €194,654.25 (equal to $210,256) in its homeland of Germany. The Affalterbach brand also sells the SL 63 in the United States, and its official website still lists the 2024 model, which carries an MSRP of $183,000. The lesser SL 55, which also packs a V8, albeit with 469 hp (475 ps/350 kW) and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm), starts at $141,300, whereas the base SL 43, with its 2.0L making 375 hp (380 ps/280 kW) and 354 lb-ft (480 Nm), comes from $109,900.

So, if the SL 63 (Bodo Buschmann Edition) was on your shopping list, what color would your Ferrari Roma have?

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About the author: Cristian Gnaticov
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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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