730 bhp BRABUS SV12 S Biturbo Roadster

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  1. #1 ajzahn, Aug 1, 2006
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    730 hp / 537 kW, 1,320 Nm and 350 km/h

    The Mercedes SL-Class is set to continue its long success story after the latest product
    update. The BRABUS (Brabus-Allee, D-46240 Bottrop, phone + 49 / (0) 2041 / 777-0, fax +
    49 / (0) 2041 / 777 111, Internet www.brabus.com) engineers and designers have left no
    stone unturned to make the roadster even sportier and more exclusive. Equipped with the
    BRABUS SV12 S Biturbo twelve-cylinder twin-turbo engine that delivers 730 hp / 537 kW,
    the SL 600 turns into the world's most powerful roadster. 0 – 100 km/h in 4.0 seconds and
    200 km/h after just 10.9 seconds speak to its prowess as does its top speed electronically
    limited to 350 km/h.

    More power by increasing displacement is one of the core philosophies behind the BRABUS
    SV12 S Biturbo engine. The displacement of the twelve-cylinder three-valve engine is
    increased from 5.5 to 6.3 liters with the help of a billet steel crankshaft, larger cylinder bore,
    special pistons and piston rods. The conversion also includes re-machining the cylinder
    heads and fitting them with special camshafts.

    The peripherals of the twin-turbo engine also play a large role in the engine's power yield.
    The BRABUS engineers have also developed a completely new turbocharging system with
    two larger turbochargers and more efficient intercoolers. Metal catalysts with low back
    pressure let the BRABUS SV12 S Biturbo displacement engine breathe more freely.

    Special mapping for engine electronics and on-board diagnostics coordinate perfect
    interaction of the new components and guarantee an optimal symbiosis of maximum power
    yield and running smoothness. But that's not all: The engine also offers exemplary clean
    emissions and excellent fuel efficiency in light of the available power. Like all BRABUS high-
    performance engines the most powerful engine in the product lineup is lubricated with ARAL
    Synthetic Oil.

    The BRABUS SV12 S Biturbo engine offers impressive performance: Rated power output
    jumps from standard 517 hp / 380 kW at 5,000 rpm to 730 hp / 537 kW at just 5,100 rpm.
    Simultaneously peak torque grows from 830 Nm to 1,320 Nm, available from 2,100 rpm.
    Custom engine mapping ensures that peak torque in the car is limited electronically to 1,100

    Performance of the powerful two-seater speaks volumes: With a sprint time of 4.0 seconds
    from rest to 100 km/h, 10.5 seconds to 200 km/h, 29.5 seconds to 300 km/h and an
    electronically limited top speed of 350 km/h the BRABUS SV S 12 Biturbo roadster is one of
    the fastest sports cars in the world.

    Form and function at the highest level of perfection: The BRABUS aerodynamic-
    enhancement parts are available for all current SL models and give the SL a sporty yet
    elegant appearance while at the same time providing aerodynamic benefits. At high speeds
    they reduce lift on the front axle and thus further improve directional stability.

    For the latest SL generation the BRABUS designers have developed a strikingly styled front
    fascia whose sophisticated shape reduces lift on the front axle. The large central air inlet
    further optimizes cooling of engine and front brakes. The high-quality Pur-R-Rim BRABUS
    front fascia with its four auxiliary headlights is designed to be fastened to the original
    mounting points and thus simply replaces the production bumper.

    The BRABUS rocker panels smooth the airstream between the wheel arches and come with
    a useful extra feature: Pushing a button on the keyless-entry remote or pulling on an inside
    door handle activates four LED entrance lights on either side of the car. They illuminate the
    ground next to the vehicle and help to avoid unfortunate missteps in the dark.

    The BRABUS designer suit for the new SL is rounded out by the BRABUS rear fascia with
    integrated diffuser. It too was designed to replace the original part and fits precisely in its

    Just as important for a customized look are one-piece or multi-piece BRABUS Monoblock
    light-alloy wheels that can be mounted on the two-seater in various designs and diameters
    ranging from 17 to 20 inches. The largest possible version for the R 230 series SL features
    multi-piece BRABUS Monoblock VI, S or E wheels in size 9Jx20 in front with size 255/30 ZR
    20 tires. On the rear axle the wheels measure 10.5Jx20 with Pirelli or Yokohama tires in size
    305/25 ZR 20.

    For further improving the incredible handling of the latest SL roadster BRABUS has
    developed an electronic module for the ABC suspension that lowers the ride height by some
    15 millimeters.

    The BRABUS high-performance brake system handles even extreme stress without any
    signs of weakness. It features vented and cross-drilled 375x28-mm mega-size discs and 12-
    piston fixed calipers on the front axle. The rear axle features vented and cross-drilled
    355x28-mm discs and six-piston fixed calipers.

    Luxurious and highly customized interiors are yet another BRABUS specialty. The list of
    available product ranges from exclusive accessories such as genuine carbon-fiber door sills
    with illuminated BRABUS logo to ergonomically shaped sport steering wheels with heated
    rim and shift paddles. Also available is a speedometer with 360-km/h dial and genuine
    carbon-fiber interior trim in various colors.

    In addition the company-own upholstery shop creates especially exclusive BRABUS interiors
    from a combination of especially soft yet durable BRABUS Mastik leather and Alcantara.
  2. i have a new dream car.
  3. i have a new dream car.
  4. That front bumper really ruins it
  5. more power than the Pagani Zonda roadster, maybe Horacio should get in touch with Brabus about their engines! <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/wink.gif"></A>
  6. #6 ajzahn, Aug 1, 2006
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  7. Maybe Brabus should talk to Horacio about style?
  8. Wasn't there someone who had his Zonda's engine modded by Brabus?
  9. I really hope they upped the width of the rear wheels, because they already had massive wheelspin with the SL65 AMG, and this has waaaaay more torque
  10. zonda is apparently too good for turbocharging
  11. the thought of a zonda with forced induction makes me puke
  12. Because turbos lack passion? =P
  13. hate the wheels and bumpers
  14. I am not against forced induction but there is some cars that shouldn't be turbocharged. I don't know why, it is just wrong in my mind.

    It is against the spirit of pagani (well that just my feeling about that company maybe I am wrong)
  15. Super-Duper Roadster
    Brabus tunes the SL 600 up to 730 hp and 217 mph
    AutoWeek | Published 08/03/06, 9:54 am et

    The Brabus formula is pretty simple, really. Pick an already hot car, usually a Mercedes-Benz, and up the power, handling and exclusivity a few notches. The SV12 S Biturbo Roadster carries on this tradition by upgrading all the important parts of Mercedes' high-end SL 600 roadster.

    Bumping the displacement of the V12-powered roadster from 5.5 to 6.3-liters, the specially-designed Brabus unit ups power to a mind-blowing 730 hp and 973 lb-ft of torque, although torque is electronically limited to 811 lb-ft to save the transmission. To get to those unreal numbers, Brabus� new twin-turbo and intercooler setup were added to the mix and most of the engine internals were reworked.
    All that power translates to a 0-60 mph time of just under four seconds, according to Brabus. Top speed is electronically limited to 217 mph.

    Handling is improved through a slightly lowered suspension, bigger tires and massive brakes. Wheels range from 17� to 20� and top out with 255/30 ZR 20 meats up front and 305/25 ZR 20s in the rear. Discs are 375x28-mm with 12-piston calipers up front and 355x28-mm with six-piston calipers out back. All discs are cross-drilled and ventilated.
    Exterior trim changes to the SL 600 include a special aero kit designed to help keep the car stable when the speeds start getting serious. The new front fascia helps cool the engine and brakes while reducing lift on the front axle. The side sills house LEDs that illuminate the ground around the car for easier entry and exit. Naturally, the rear bumper is changed out as well.

    On the inside, a range of carbon fiber trim, special steering wheel treatments and other Brabus designed bits are available.

    The SV12 S will be available through Brabus' U.S. headquarters at Campus Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660, or directly at through the company's main office in Bottrop, Germany. No vehicles have been delivered yet, but are now available for order.

    Pricing in Germany is about 217,969 Euros (approx. $279,000 at current exchange rates) including tax.
  16. i know it might strike many as cruel and unusual, but with this much torque, 4wd would be really practical now...
  17. it looks nice
  18. That price cannot be correct. The CLS version with the same engine and mods is 405.000 Euros - and an SL base car is way more expensive than an SL. A stock SL 600 is like 150.000 ...???
  19. fully black. yes i'll take it, then. and get the front bumper removed and let cassim at autostyle think up something for me :p
  20. thats cool, electronically limit the torque.

  21. Cool...another reason to paint a car black and stick on huge rubbers :p
  22. wow...this car is so brutal...and so beautiful in the same time...! This will eat an SLR McLaren for breakfast !
  23. Useless, useless, useless I tell you!

    0-100 km/h = 4.0 seconds! That's a lot for such a powerful car! Traction issues will inhibit you from driving this any faster than an SL65 or something like it.
  24. That's what makes it Brabus.
  25. Amazing, I love it.

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