Tuesday, March 8, 2011

BRABUS 700 Biturbo – Based On Mercedes SLS AMG

There are conversions and there are conversions done by BRABUS, who specialized in pushing the performance envelope on Mercedes and its related cousins.  At this year’s Geneva Motor Show, currently on going in Switzerland, the tuning specialist took out its BRABUS 700 Biturbo for a spin.  While the BRABUS 700 Biturbo is really a Mercedes AMG SLS, the gull-wing V8 supercar made by the Tri-Star company.  Its really a new car underneath.  On the performance front, BRABUS added 2 turbochargers to the already powerful 6.2-liter V8 engine.  For optimal efficiency, BRABUS designed a left turning turbo for the left side of the massive V8 instead of the usual right-turning version, thus increase the air flow to both turbos.  The original output of 563 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque is now at 700 horsepower and 626 pound-feet of torque.  Customized interior, trunk, and titanium exhausts all equate to further weight reduction.  Now the car clocks 0-62 mph at only 3.7 seconds with a top speed of 213 mph.  The fast just got faster. 

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