When you have a supercar-fast S65 overhauled by Brabus, the overall Vmax leaps from its factory limiter from 186-mph into the stratosphere. 900 horsepower from the V12TT is thanks to an aggressive new intake, boost and exhaust management system and a jump in displacement from 5.5-liters to 6.3-liters.
Standard rear-drive makes the Brabus Rocket 900 actually faster above 200-mph than the standard 4Matic in other S-Class Mercedes-AMG limos for 2015, but it will take a brave driver indeed to test this car’s outright potential.
The Rocket 900 is generally tire-limited to 217-mph, but can reach a theoretical 230-mph based on its gearing, power output and aerodynamics.
The style of the Rocket 900 is remarkably restrained versus previous Brabus models — with carbon-fiber scoops in the lower bumper and a fender vent to mark out the car visually. From the back, the quad square pipes and BRABUS badge are enough to make even P1’s and LaFerrari’s realize what just passed them on the autobahn or the legendary highways between Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
Next question — will the Veyron’s special PAX Michelin wheels fit on an S-Class? Current non-Veyron tires seem to be the only thing holding the Brabus boffins on earth at full throttle!
To go even quicker, perhaps they should take up our S-Class chop-top…?
BRABUS Rocket 900
World premiere at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show
BRABUS ROCKET 900
The new reference for high performance in the luxury class V12 with 662 kW / 900 hp, 1,500 Nm and a top speed in excess of 350 km/h