Brabus equips the Gelandewagen with an 888-horsepower V12September 9, 2019
The V12 engine has only a few days left before it frees up a place in the automotive industry for hybrids and electric cars, but this does not stop some tuners.
Mercedes is gradually phasing out the twin-cylinder 6.0-liter turbocharged engine, offering the latest AMG S65 Final Edition with the powerful V12. Although this motor still exists in the Maybach family, its days are numbered. The demand for models equipped with a volumetric engine is low, and the cost of V12 meeting more stringent emission standards is high, so maintaining it for a long period does not seem to be economically viable.
For this reason, Mercedes is unlikely to offer the latest G-Class a similar engine, but if someone really wants an SUV with twelve cylinders and a three-pointed star, then Brabus will offer an alternative. The G V12 900 is one of the most luxurious SUVs the world has ever seen, complete with a 6.3-liter turbocharged V12 delivering 888 hp.
While the massive engine delivers a huge peak torque of 1,500 Nm, corresponding to the powerful Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, it is actually limited to “only” 1,200 Nm. The tuners went to such a step to ensure its durability. Huge power is transmitted to both axles through a nine-speed automatic transmission, which we believe has been amplified to handle high torque.
This power was achieved by specialists thanks to an increase in the volume of the engine from 6.0 to 6.3 liters and the replacement of turbochargers. In addition, there are special exhaust manifolds, a new intake manifold with a custom-made filter, and a stainless steel exhaust pipe ending in double chromed exhaust tips.
Thanks to this set, the large G-Class is able to accelerate to 100 km / h in just 3.8 seconds, and the maximum speed is electronically limited at around 280 km / h.
In addition, the car became 10 cm wider, and also received an increased track. Wheel sizes up to 24 inches are available, fitted with 355/25 R24 low profile tires. Among other improvements, numerous external carbon fiber components can be noted, a roof wing mounted on the roof, an adjustable suspension adapted to the heavy configuration of the SUV, and a fully leather interior with aluminum pedals and other additions.
As noted on the company’s website, the novelty will cost immodest 605 055 euros. Moreover, Brabus plans to collect only 10 copies of the model, which will be presented tomorrow at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
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