While browsing our inbox this morning, we received an email from our good friend Vincent at Autoblog.nl, who graciously tipped us off to the fact that the Brabus’ self-titled Rocket, a Mercedes CLS fitted with the 600-series’ V12, has officially garnished the title of the world’s fastest sedan.
During recent high speed testing, the Brabus Rocket, whose superbly-tuned V12 produces a power output of 730 hp / 537 kW and an electronically limited peak torque of 1,100 Nm at 2,100 RPM, registered a maximum velocity of… are you ready for this… 225.19 miles per hour.
In addition to its unholy top speed, the Brabus Rocket took a moment to flex it’s acceleration haunches, registering a 0-62 mph time of 4.0 seconds, a 0-124 mph time of 10.5 seconds, and a 0-186 mph time of 29.5 seconds.
If you’re interested, the Brabus Rocket is available, in limited quantities, from your local Brabus dealer. The price to attain such a vehicle, as one would expect, is slightly higher than that of a standard CLS, with the sticker checking in at a cool EUR 348,000, or approximately $436,879 USD.
A small price to pay to own such an astounding vehicle.
To learn more about the Brabus Rocket and the high speed testing, keep scrolling to see several photos of the event (all of which enlarge when you click them), followed by the official Brabus press release.
Thanks for the tip Vincent.