Watch an 850 hp Brabus CLS Being Hooned in a Parking Lot

For some unapparent reason, when known car-spotter Shmee went to visit Brabus' headquarters in Bottrop a few weeks ago, the guys there didn't let him properly trash any of their four-wheeled monsters, even though they let him drive a few of them.
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The following short video comes to reinforce that statement, but we don't feel to bad for Shmee since he is probably the first person to document some casual hooning of the world's mpst powerful and arguably the fastest-accelerating Mercedes-Benz CLS.

Based on the “regular” Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG 4Matic, the now-called Brabus 850 CLS is currently our favorite car from the Bottrop tuner/car builder, which we had the distinct pleasure of visiting back in 2010.

The twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V8 in the AMG model has been almost completely reworked by the nutters from Brabus, with its displacement now measuring 5.9-liters.

On top of that, the engine now features larger compressors for the turbochargers, a more free-flowing exhaust system, a pair of gold-plated intake ducts and a new engine management system.

Thanks to all these mods, the Brabus CLS 850 shows everyone how it received its name, as its engine delivers no less than 850 hp and a staggering 1450 Nm (1069 lb ft) of torque. Unfortunately, that has been electronically-limited to “just” 1150 Nm (848 lb ft) of torque in order to actually reach the pavement without destroying the transmission and all-wheel drive system.

Thanks to 4Matic, the car can accelerate from naught to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.1 seconds and then go upwards of 350 km/h (217 mph) if the road and tires allow it. How does it break traction in a rain-drenched parking lot, you may ask? Watch Shmee's video below and find out!

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About the author: Alex Oagana
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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the project.
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