BRABUS 800 E V12 Cabriolet

If there’s one tuner in the world that can actually make an 800 hp four-seater drop-top, it’s the nutters at Brabus.

Yep, the 6.3 liter V12 engine has been used again to create a new monster out of the otherwise sublime and elegant Mercedes E Cabrio. An amazing piece of kit both to look at and to drive, with top speed of 370 km/h, and with a super fat price tag of EUR 478,000 (built to order).

The engine that provides that O’Mighty umpf is a jewel. The most powerful engine in the BRABUS lineup is based on the three-valve V12 engine of the current Mercedes S 600 model. The company’s engine-building shop reengineers this engine in all aspects. A special crankshaft with longer stroke and larger pistons in conjunction with increased cylinder bore bumps displacement from standard 5.5 to 6.3 liters (336 to 384 cu. in.). Further modifications to the engine’s inner workings include cylinder heads optimized for mixture flow and sports camshafts.

The BRABUS 800 V12 Biturbo powertrain, lubricated with high-tech lubricants from technology partner ARAL, transforms the four-seater convertible into the most powerful and fastest of its kind in the world. 800 hp (788 bhp) / 588 kW at 5,500 rpm and peak torque of 1,420 Nm (1,047 lb-ft), limited electronically in the car to 1,100 Nm (811 lb-ft), are as unique as the driving performance this car delivers.

Sure you do get a cool aero kit that make the look very awesome and also helps with the aerodynamic, but at the end of the day, it’s just a Mercedes E Class. It’s that engine that gives it such a magnificent character. It dominates everything.

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