Mercedes SL65 AMG Brabus 800 Roadster Revealed

Words John Clark | February 25, 2013
The Mercedes SL 65 AMG Tuned by Brabus produces 588 kW/800 hp, 1,420 Nm of torque & a top speed of 217 mph
Words John Clark February 25, 2013

Brabus, the Mercedes tuner widely known in the automotive world for building some of the world’s most powerful passenger cars, has just announced that they’ll be displaying their new Brabus 800 Roadster at the Geneva Motor Show next week.  Based on the Mercedes SL 65 AMG, the Mercedes two-seater is powered by a 12-cylinder Biturbo engine that’s been updated with the Brabus T65 RS tuning program, bumping output to 588 kW / 800 hp (788 bhp) of power and a peak torque of 1,420 Nm.  This results in an insane 0-62 mph sprint time of 3.7 seconds and a mere 9.8 second jaunt to hit 124 mph. If those numbers weren’t enough to impress you with the Brabus SL 65 AMG, how about an electronically limited top speed of 217 mph?  Putting that speed in terms you may relate to, at yesterday’s Daytona 500, top speeds hovered just over 200mph.

In addition to the engine upgrades, Brabus offers equipment updates as well, including plenty of carbon-fiber body parts that help make the car more aerodynamic finished in your choice of matte or glossy. The Brabus SL rides on a set of Monoblock R “Platinum Edition” forged wheel wrapped in 255/30 ZR 20 tires (front) 305/25 ZR 20 tires (rear) high performance tires.

There is also a special control module that lowers the roadster about one inch (25mm) – while it may seem inconsequential while driving standard highway speeds, hit the track at 200 mph+ and you want to be as aerodynamically efficient as possible..

Lastly, Brabus has upgraded the Brabus 800 Roadster’s interior with all of the finest and tasteful finishing available.

For more information, expand the press release below.