When one gets tired of doing roundtable interviews and drinking one espresso after another at the Geneva Motor Show, Brabus is always there to brighten up the day. And although the tuner’s portfolio includes classic restoration and a wide range of performance upgrades, its mild stuff is not what you care for.
But while a carbon-bodied G-Wagen packing 900 horses is sure to be capable at turning heads quickly enough to break a neck or two, if nothing else, Brabus knows a luxurious Autobahn missile can attract a wider audience. That Autobahn missile is called the Brabus 800.
The Brabus 800 is based on the Mercedes-AMG S63, and when you look at the original car’s power output of 603 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque, it’s easy to see why Brabus felt the need to push further. If you drive a stock S63, and the first thing that comes to mind is that those AMG folks don’t know how to make proper torque with their engines, the Brabus 800, with its 800 hp and 737 lb-ft of torque, is for you.
Now, you might note that the Brabus 800’s power output is still shy of Mansory’s nearly 1000 hp S-Class from four years ago. But here’s the thing—if I want to re-body my Veyron in forged carbon with some added diamonds, I call Mansory:
However, if I need more power than what AMG will sell me, it’s Brabus time.
To make sure you don’t fly off the Autobahn at such velocity, Brabus took the car to the wind tunnel too, developing its carbon-fiber aero package. The resulting bodykit reduces front- and rear-axle, lift while looking sharp with its naked carbon elements. To round things out, Brabus also came up with a fresh set of forged monoblock 21-inch wheels.