117.5 hp per liter
mph (electronically limited)
(from Brabus Press
Release) The Most Powerful Roadster in the World
BRABUS SV12 R
750 hp (740 bhp) / 552 kW, 1,350 Nm (995 lb-ft)
and a Top Speed of 350 km/h (217 mph)
BRABUS SV12 R Roadster –
based on the Mercedes SL-Class BRABUS (www.brabus.com)
builds the world’s most powerful roadster in small-series
production. The two-seater is powered by the BRABUS SV12 R Biturbo
750 twelve-cylinder engine with 750 hp (740 bhp) / 552 kW. It
represents the latest evolutionary stage based on the engine from
the SL 600 model. From 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.0 seconds and to
200 km/h (124 mph) in 10.5 seconds combined with an electronically
limited top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph) is impressive proof of the
More power through more displacement is one of the core strategies
behind the BRABUS SV12 R Biturbo 750 engine. A special billet-steel
crankshaft with longer stroke, forged pistons with larger diameter
and an increased cylinder bore result in a displacement increase of
the three-valve 12-cylinder engine from standard 5.5 to now 6.3
liters (336 to 384 cu. in.). In addition the inlet and outlet ports
of both cylinder heads are optimized for improved mixture flow. Four
special camshafts also contribute to that same effect.
The peripherals of the twin-turbo engine also play a large role in
its power output. The BRABUS engineers have developed a completely
new turbocharger system with two larger turbochargers and a more
efficient intercooling system. Free-flow metal catalysts help the
BRABUS SV12 R Biturbo 750 engine to breathe more freely.
Newly programmed engine electronics and on-board diagnostics
coordinate all new components flawlessly. They also contribute to
maximum power yield, optimized fuel economy and to exemplary low
emissions. Like all BRABUS high-performance engines it is lubricated
exclusively with ARAL high-performance synthetic motor oil.
The BRABUS SV12 R Biturbo 750 engine delivers impressive power:
Rated power output jumps from standard 517 hp (510 bhp) / 380 kW at
5,000 rpm to 750 hp (740 bhp) / 552 kW at just 5,500 rpm.
Simultaneously peak torque grows from 830 Nm (612 lb-ft) to 1,350 Nm
(995 lb-ft) from 2,100 rpm. Special mapping for the engine
electronics limits peak torque in the car to 1,100 Nm (811 lb-ft).
The performance of the powerful two-seater is very impressive:
Sprint times from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) of 4.0 seconds, 10.5
seconds to 200 km/h (124 mph), 29.5 seconds to 300 km/h (186 mph),
and an electronically limited top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph) make
the BRABUS SV12 R Biturbo roadster one of the world’s fastest sports
Form and function at the highest levels of perfection: BRABUS
aerodynamic-enhancement components are available for all current SL
models. They offer a sporty yet elegant look and provide aerodynamic
benefits as well.
The front is upgraded with the BRABUS front apron. It replaces the
production bumper and features LED daytime running lights and
auxiliary high beams and fog lamps. The apron was developed in the
wind tunnel and reduces lift on the front axle for further optimized
stability at high speeds.
The elegantly shaped BRABUS rocker panels each have three entrance
lights integrated into their undersides. The lights are activated
with the keyless remote or by pulling on an inside door handle. The
LED lights illuminate the ground on either side of the vehicle and
help avoid unfortunate missteps into puddles or holes in the dark.
The BRABUS design package for the latest SL-class is rounded out by
a rear component that integrates environmental lighting, a centrally
mounted rear reflector and two cutouts for the sport exhaust system.
Just as important for a customized look are one-piece and
multi-piece BRABUS Monoblock light-alloy wheels, which can be
mounted on the new roadster in four different designs with diameters
of 17, 18, 19 and 20 inches. The largest possible tire/wheel
combination on the new SL features BRABUS Monoblock VI, E, Q or S
wheels in size 9Jx20 in front with size 255/30 ZR 20 tires. The rear
axle rolls on size 10.5Jx20 wheels with size 305/25 ZR 20 tires.
BRABUS recommends high-performance tires from Pirelli and YOKOHAMA.
The new BRABUS Monoblock Q wheel with five double spokes can be
mounted in sizes 9Jx20 and 9.5Jx20.
To further improve the already potent handling capabilities of the
new Mercedes SL, BRABUS has developed an electronic module for the
ABC active suspension that lowers the ride height by some 15
The BRABUS high-performance brake systems features vented and
cross-drilled front discs measuring 375 x 36 mm (14.8 x 1.4 inches),
and 12-piston fixed calipers. The rear discs measure 355 x 28 mm
(14.0 x 1.1 inches) and come with six-piston fixed calipers.
Together these components can handle even the most extreme braking
Luxury and individuality in the interior are yet another BRABUS
specialty. The list of products includes genuine carbon-fiber scuff
plates with illuminated BRABUS logo, ergonomically shaped sport
steering wheels with heated rims and shift paddles, and an exclusive
BRABUS custom carbon-fiber interior trim package in various colors.
The company upholstery shop creates especially exclusive custom
interiors crafted from an exquisite combination of especially soft
yet durable BRABUS Mastik leather and Alcantara. Especially
exclusive high-gloss black piano-wood trim with maple inlays and
contrasting Z-pattern seams are the latest innovative interior
design ideas from BRABUS.