Based on the second generation of the CLS sports saloon, the 2012 Brabus Rocket 800 takes its power from a heavily modified Mercedes-Benz-sourced V12 bi-turbocharged engine. The engine’s displacement was increased from 5.5-liters to 6.3-liters. in addition to that, it made a host of other upgrades including redesigned high-performance turbochargers, a reworked intake and newly configured on-board electronics system.
The result is pretty impressive considering that the output is lifted to 800-horses at 5,500 rpm and an enormous peak torque of 1,420Nm (1,047 lb-ft), available from just 2,100 rpm, but limited electronically in the car to 1,100 Nm (811 lb-ft). Thanks to these updates, this car became the most powerful luxury sedan in the world. This massive power is transferred to the wheels through a modified seven-speed quick-shift automatic transmission with steering wheel paddles along with a limited slip differential.
According to the manufacturer, the 2012 Rocket 800 can reach speeds in excess of 370 km/h (230 mph), making it the world’s fastest street-legal sedan, while it can sprint from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.7 seconds, to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 9.8 seconds and 300 km/h (186 mph) in 23.8 seconds!
As you can see from the pictures, the exterior trim has been enhanced with a new front fascia with massive air intakes, air outlets for the front fenders, add-on parts for the rear fenders and rear fascia. In addition to that comes a rear diffuser and a rear wing. In order to complete the overall design, the tuner fitted the ultra-light 19-inch one-piece BRABUS Monoblock F wheels wrapped around tires in size 255/35 ZR19 up front and 285/30 ZR 19 in the rear.
The interior will features the usual accessories and refinements on offer by the German tuner including a bespoke steering wheel, aluminum trim, custom upholstery and a revised instrument panel with a 400km/h (250mph) speedometer.
Being the most powerful luxury sedan in the world, the 2012 Brabus Rocket 800 is priced at € 429,000 excluding taxes. For more pictures of this car, click here.