BRABUS Rocket 900 Cabrio presents the new fastest and most powerful four-seater convertible in the world as a world premiere at the IAA 2017 in Frankfurt. The new supercar is built based on the Mercedes S 65.
The heart of this luxurious two-door car is the Brabus Rocket 900 6.3 V12 twin-turbo increased-displacement engine with an output of 662 kW / 900 HP (888 bhp) and a peak torque of 1,500 Nm (1,106 lb-ft). It propels the 2+2-seater from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.9 seconds.
The top speed is in excess of 350 km/h (217 mph). Of course, the Brabus Rocket 900 Cabrio thrills not only on account of its unique performance. Just as extraordinary are the sporty-elegant looks with naked carbon aerodynamic-enhancement components, the 21-inch hi-tech forged wheels and the equally individual and stunningly finished Brabus fine leather interior. As the fastest four-seater convertible, this supercar keeps the Blue Ribbon in the family: The fastest representative of this fraternity before was the Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo Cabrio based on the Mercedes S 63 4Matic.
The new open-top high-end supercar got its name from the Brabus Rocket 900 6.3 V12 twin-turbo increased-displacement engine that powers it. The high-performance power unit is based on the 12-cylinder engine of the S 65, and is built in the state-of-the-art engine shop in the Brabus plant in Bottrop.
The most complex operation on this engine is the displacement increase from standard 6.0 to 6.3 liters (366 to 384 cu in). To this end, the 12-cylinder is fitted with a billet-steel Brabus special crankshaft with longer stroke. In addition, the cylinder bores are enlarged and matching forged pistons and precision-balanced billet-steel special conrods are installed.
The engine peripherals are just as elementary for the performance increase. They have been redesigned in many aspects. Special exhaust manifolds with turbochargers featuring a larger compressor unit and turbine replace the production turbos. The conversion also includes larger down pipes with a diameter of 80 millimeters (3.1 in), a Brabus high-performance exhaust with actively controlled exhaust flaps, and free-flow metal catalysts. Brabus of course also refines the cockpit of the S-Class Cabriolet by customer request. This includes scuff plates with backlit Brabus logo, whose color can change to match the interior ambience lighting.
Aluminum components such as the Brabus Race paddle shifters, pedals and door pins add decidedly sporty highlights. The Brabus speedometer with 400-km/h scale (250 mph) reflects the vehicle’s enormous potential.
Customer requests for even greater customization are fulfilled by the company upholstery shop with a Brabus fine leather interior that impresses not only due to its virtually unlimited variety of colors and materials, but also and above all with its outstanding workmanship. The Brabus Rocket 900 Cabrio at the IAA 2017 has a two-tone all-leather interior in a combination of ‘Mondial Vanilla’ and ‘Mondial Black’ leather, contrasting starkly with the paint finish of the body. To add even further sophistication to the exclusive interior styling, the seats and side panels feature not only sweeping decorative stitching, but are also highlighted with black and red topstitching in addition.
The Brabus ornamental carpenters working in the interior department replace the production wood inlays and trim strips in the cockpit with tailor-made noble wood components made from black ash wood, which in this vehicle have an open-pore surface finish. Alternatively, BRABUS also offers genuine carbon components for this model, which come in a wide range of colors and many different variants of protective coating.
The world’s fastest street-legal convertible is available as a complete car or can be built based on any current Mercedes S 65 Cabriolet.