BRABUS ROCKET 900 6.3 V12
The new face-lift generation of the Mercedes-Maybach likewise represents the absolute pinnacle of state-of-the-art automotive engineering. Nonetheless, this luxury sedan still has room for custom refinement, which BRABUS realizes with a task force comprised of its best engineers, technicians and craftsmen.
The sporty-elegant BRABUS look for the Mercedes-Maybach utilizes our aerodynamic-enhancement components, which were developed in the wind tunnel for the current S-Class and are manufactured in OEM quality from PUR. The BRABUS front bumper, which was newly developed for the facelift model, replaces the production bumper in its entirety. It provides not only a visual upgrade, but thanks to the integrated front spoiler also reduces front axle lift at high speeds, further improving the handling stability. The large air intakes in the BRABUS bumper optimize the supply of fresh air to radiators, engine and front brakes. To give the supercar an even more distinctive face in the characteristic style of the Maybach brand, the BRABUS designer developed a special radiator grille.
The BRABUS rear bumper redefines the view from the rear. Its integrated diffuser features tailor-made cutouts for the four chrome-plated tailpipes of the BRABUS high-performance exhaust system. The exhaust has actively controlled exhaust flaps to allow the driver to control the exhaust note at the push of a button on the steering wheel. Drivers can choose between operating their luxury sedan in a subtle and quiet ‘Coming Home’ mode and enjoying a markedly powerful engine sound in the ‘Sport’ position.
To enhance the high level of driving dynamics of the high-performance luxury sedan further still, BRABUS developed a special module for the MAGIC BODY CONTROL suspension of the Mercedes-Maybach. It lowers the ride height of the vehicle by about 25 millimeters (1.0 in) without compromising the outstanding ride quality. In order to make safe use of the tremendous performance of the tuned luxury sedan and to give the vehicle an even more dynamic visual touch, the BRABUS suspension engineers developed tailor-made wheels. The hi-tech wheels make full use of the available space under the wheel arches of the Maybach in sizes 9Jx21 at the front and 10.5×21 at the rear. BRABUS technology partners Continental, Pirelli and YOKOHAMA supply the matching high-performance tires of sizes 255/35 ZR 21 on the front axle and 295/30 ZR 21 at the rear.
The Mercedes-Maybach S 650 comes off the factory line with a 12-cylinder twin-turbo engine producing 530 HP and is thus anything but underpowered. However, powered by the BRABUS ROCKET 900 6.3 V12 twin-turbo increased-displacement engine, the luxury liner attains a performance level previously the exclusive domain of the world’s most powerful super sports cars.
The 12-cylinder engine of the S 65 is revised in every detail in the BRABUS engine shop, which is equipped with a state-of-the-art machine park. The installation of a custom BRABUS billet crankshaft with longer stroke in concert with a larger cylinder bore, matching forged pistons and precision-balanced custom billet connecting rods increases the displacement from 6.0 to 6.3 liters (336 to 384 cubic inches). Modifications to the engine peripherals also play a large role in the enormous power output. The two production turbos are replaced with turbochargers that have a larger compressor unit and a larger turbine as well as modified exhaust manifolds. Down pipes with a diameter of 80 millimeters (3.1 inches) are also included in the conversion, as is a stainless-steel BRABUS high-performance exhaust system with free-flow metal catalysts and actively controlled butterfly valve.
Numerous modifications were also made on the intake side to ensure the engine’s optimized air supply. The carbon BRABUS 900 intake module, which draws its air through an air duct in the hood directly from the redesigned radiator grille, is immediately identifiable. The new intake manifold includes a special air filter box with larger cross-section and special filters as well as “Gold Heat Reflection” sheathing for lowering the temperature. Newly programmed mapping for injection, boost pressure control and ignition coordinate the perfect interaction of all high-performance components and modifications. Despite a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 2.8 tons, the BRABUS supercar based on the Mercedes-Maybach S 600 delivers a performance usually only achieved by a few fullblooded super sports cars: Powered by the BRABUS ROCKET 900 6.3 V12 twin-turbo engine, the four-seater accelerates from 0 –62 mph in just 3.7 seconds. The top speed is in excess of 217 mph. The result is not only maximum power, but also compliance with the strict limits of the current EURO VI emissions standards.
The customization of the interior is another particular BRABUS specialty. The company upholstery shop creates perfectly crafted BRABUS “Masterpiece” interiors for the Maybach models painstakingly tailored to the wishes of the vehicle owner in every detail. This includes a limitless variety of types of leathers and Alcantara in any desired color, which can be finished in any desired upholstery design. Just as individual is the range of wood or carbon inlays, which are also available in any desired color and with a variety of surface finishes.
This particular vehicle was fitted in the company upholstery shop with an especially exquisite BRABUS “Masterpiece” all-leather interior. The seats are upholstered in a light ‘Nature Beige’ shade. The precise perforation of the exquisite material on the seat surfaces ensures optimal functioning of the seat ventilation. The shell-shaped quilting of the leather on selected parts of the seats and door panels was finished with the same pinpoint accuracy. Even the teak-colored leather flooring of the luxury liner has the identical quilting pattern throughout. Another unusual BRABUS idea is the starry sky whose hundreds of optical fibers can change color in sync with the ambience lighting.
The BRABUS 900 based on the Mercedes-Maybach S 600 can be built to customer order as a complete car. Customers who already own such a car can have their own luxury sedan converted to this level all at once or in stages.
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