BRABUS Mercedes-AMG GT S is a very special car, which we will see debuting at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The experts have changed the sports-car thoroughly and have included a significant boost for the AMG engine, some exterior tweaks and more cozy and luxury imbibed cabin.
Generally the custom BRABUS vehicles are more likely to be ‘over-tuned' and with very rugged and pompous styling. This isn't the case with this Mercedes-AMG GT S. The exterior of the sports car has been moderately modified and the sense of style and classiness has been kept. Follow my thoughts and you'll know why.
Reasonable Engine Boost?
The AMG GT S has its capabilities when it comes to performance. So the question here is whether an engine boost is necessary. There will be always opinions on both positions, but BRABUS experts have been obviously chosen the side where one could never have enough power… especially when it comes to a sports car.
This is the reason they have developed the PowerXtra B40 – 600 performance kit. By the way this optimization comes only for the eight-cylinder twin-turbo engine of the GT S. As a result, it gives the enfine an additional 90 hp (66 kW) and 100 Nm (74 lb-ft) of torque.
In other words, after the upgrade, the GT S is capable of putting out 600 hp (441 kW) at 6,400 rpm and 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) at 4,800 rpm. The acceleration time has been rated 3.6 seconds for the 0-100 km/h sprint, while the top speed has been unleashed from 310 to 325 km/h (190 to 201 mph).
Classiness for the Exterior
BRABUS quad sports exhaust made from lightweight titanium with four tailpipes made from a combination of titanium and carbon is the perfect compliment for the engine tuning. The special thing about this exhaust is that it has been fitted with electronically controlled butterfly valves operated from the cockpit, thus giving the driver the choice of selecting the level of sound he or she is creating.
Carbon fiber, usually used in the Formula 1 racing, has been chosen for all bodywork components. Starting with the front, we see a front bumper which has been visually upgraded with BRABUS front spoiler. In addition, two covers for the side air intakes of the bumper lend the two-seater even more striking face. They also optimize the routing of cooling air. Integrated LED side markers optimize active safety.
At the sides, the experts added new air outlets for the front fenders, BRABUS logotypes and rocker panels. They lend the car lower and sleeker visual stance and also optimize the airflow between the front and rear wheel arches.
Going to the rear, we can't argue that it isn't athletic. The in-house made rear airfoil and diffuser with tailor-made cutouts for the four tailpipes of the exhaust system, contribute to optimized handling stability at high speeds.
Furthermore, BRABUS Mercedes-AMG GT S rides on custom wheels with 20-inches of size on the front axle and 21-inches - on the rear. The alloys are called Monoblock F "PLATINUM EDITION" and come coupled with tires of sizes 275/30 ZR 20 and 305/25 ZR 21 for the front and rear, respectively. At last, the new ‘shoes' of the car demanded new sports springs that has been specifically tailored to the low profile tires. They lower the ride height of the GT S by about 15 millimeters.
BRABUS for the Interior
Inside we see a BRABUS interior with exclusive accessories like the carbon scuff plates with stainless-steel inserts and a backlit BRABUS logo as well as chrome-plated aluminum pedals and aluminum paddle shifters in more ergonomic position on the steering wheel. The seats got premium fine leather upholstery, while the inlays were made from real carbon. There is also a wood upgrade the cockpit of the two-door car.
In conclusion, I must say that while I haven't seen such a stylish upgrade by BRABUS. Well done guys!