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Forget The S65, Brabus Unveils 850 HP Mercedes-AMG S63 Cabrio

Brabus has done it again. The German specialist has developed a new monster based on a Mercedes-AMG model. This time, Brabus has decided to showcase its creation, the 850 6.0 Biturbo Cabrio, at the most famous endurance race in the world, the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
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The German tuning specialist set up an exhibit along with Motul, the high-performance lubricant manufacturer, and placed its latest creation in the paddock of the endurance race. A moving presentation was present in the official drivers parade on Friday, before the competition.

So, what is the Brabus 850 Biturbo Cabrio? Well, they manifest it as the world's fastest and most powerful four-seat convertible car.

We are talking about a heavily modified version of the Mercedes-AMG S63 Cabriolet, which now develops 850 HP and 1,450 Nm (1,069 lb-ft) of torque.

It can reach speeds of up to 350 km/h (217 mph). These figures make the V12-engined Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet blush, that's for sure. We expect Brabus to develop a kit for the latter, as they probably cannot help themselves, but we will focus on the equipment at hand.

Peak output is reached at 5,400 rpm, while peak torque is available between 2,500 and 4,500 rpm. Brabus has limited the maximum torque figure to 1,150 Nm (848 lb-ft) for longevity purposes. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) is accomplished in just 3.5 seconds, and 0 to 200 km/h (124 mph) takes just 9.4 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 217 mph because of tire limitations.

How did they achieve this extreme power level? Well, Brabus engineers rebuilt the engine and increased its displacement from 5,4 to 5,9 liters. The enhancement was made by installing a forged crankshaft for a longer stroke, and enhancing the bore of the eight cylinders. Naturally, forged pistons were installed, as well as forged connecting rods. Brabus then went to modify the two cylinder heads so that they could enhance maximum output.

The increased displacement called for larger turbos, as well as a modified exhaust system. The latter comes with special catalytic converters and stainless steel pipes, complete with butterfly valves for more sound when legally possible.

With the exhaust taken care of, engineers enhanced the intake of the V8 unit by fitting larger air ducts and air boxes. Brabus even included a Gold Heat Reflection sheathing to the intake and charge-air pipes, so that the air sent to the engine is as cold as possible. The injection was also recalibrated, as well as the ignition mapping. For safety reasons, an electronic boost limiter was installed.

The tuning specialist developed an aerodynamic kit for this model, and it also fits the S65 AMG version, according to customer request. The kit is made from naked carbon fiber, and comes with a high-gloss finishing coat. Brabus' aerodynamic package includes a front spoiler, rear spoiler, side air intakes, carbon fiber mirror covers, rear diffuser, and other elements. Clients can order a set of alloy wheels with performance tires, so they get the most out of their cars.

Brabus also offers interior customization options, and this model can receive many components and trim elements from carbon fiber. Various aluminum components replace stock parts, and Brabus even provides a 250mph-graded (400 km/h) speedometer for matching this model's performance potential. Other customization options are available upon request.

Brabus' latest creation comes with a 100,000-kilometer warranty, valid for three years after purchase or installation. The company can build this car from a base Mercedes-AMG S63 Cabrio supplied by the customer, or clients can order a new model altogether.

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