hp @ 5500 rpm
125.1 hp per liter
(from Brabus Press
Release) BRABUS 800 E V12 Cabriolet
The World’s Most Powerful and
Fastest Four-Seater Cabrio
First the sedan, then
the coupe and now the cabriolet: With the 800-hp (788-bhp) / 588-kW
BRABUS 800 V12 Biturbo twelve-cylinder high-capacity engine in the
body of the open-top Mercedes E-Class BRABUS (Brabus-Allee, D-46240
Bottrop, phone + 49 / (0) 2041 / 777-0, fax + 49 / (0) 2041 / 777
111, Internet www.brabus.com) further expands the legendary E V12
family. Like its brethren, the BRABUS E V12 Cabriolet is a
high-performance automobile of superlatives: the special model
reaches a top speed of up to 370 km/h (231 mph) and is the world’s
most powerful and fastest four-seater cabriolet. It is built to
order starting at EUR 478,000.
In building this supercar the BRABUS engineers drew upon the
know-how gained from building numerous E V12 sedans and coupes.
Precision work was required to implant the BRABUS 800 V12 Biturbo
engine and a reinforced five-speed automatic transmission in the
engine bay of the E-Class Cabriolet.
The most powerful engine in the BRABUS lineup is based on the
three-valve V12 engine of the current Mercedes S 600 model. The
company’s engine-building shop reengineers this engine in all
aspects. A special crankshaft with longer stroke and larger pistons
in conjunction with increased cylinder bore bumps displacement from
standard 5.5 to 6.3 liters (336 to 384 cu. in.). Further
modifications to the engine’s inner workings include cylinder heads
optimized for mixture flow and sports camshafts.
The engine peripherals are reworked just as extensively: Two special
exhaust manifolds with integrated larger turbochargers ensure a more
efficient turbocharging process. The BRABUS biturbo system is
rounded out with four water-to-air intercoolers which also make a
crucial contribution to the exceptional power yield. The
stainless-steel high-performance exhaust system with four tailpipes
was created specifically for the E-Class Cabriolet. The intake side
was also completely redesigned: Under the custom-built hood with
integrated carbon-fiber ram-air hood scoop is a completely newly
developed intake manifold.
The perfect interaction of all performance-increasing measures is
coordinated by newly programmed mapping for the electronic engine
The BRABUS 800 V12 Biturbo powertrain, lubricated with high-tech
lubricants from technology partner ARAL, transforms the four-seater
convertible into the most powerful and fastest of its kind in the
world. 800 hp (788 bhp) / 588 kW at 5,500 rpm and peak torque of
1,420 Nm (1,047 lb-ft), limited electronically in the car to 1,100
Nm (811 lb-ft), are as unique as the driving performance this car
The power cabriolet is equipped with a BRABUS high-performance
limited-slip differential with a locking rate of 40 percent, and
sprints from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.7 seconds. After
9.9 seconds the exclusive automobile already reaches a speed of 200
km/h (124 mph). The 300-km/h (186-mph) barrier shatters after 23.9
seconds. Depending on the final-drive ratio the BRABUS 800 E V12
Cabriolet has a top speed of up to 370 km/h (231 mph).
Sophisticated aerodynamic properties are essential for directional
stability and active safety in a car capable of attaining such
enormous speeds. The sporty yet elegant BRABUS
aerodynamic-enhancement components were fine-tuned in the wind
tunnel, and like in Formula 1 racing they are made from ultra-light
yet high-strength carbon fiber.
The BRABUS front apron is shaped to reduce lift on the front axle
and to guide a maximum amount of cooling air to the radiators and
front brakes of the V12 model. Air outlets in the sides route the
hot air away from the heat exchangers as quickly as possible. LED
daytime running lights integrated into the apron give the E V12
Cabriolet an unmistakable appearance that can be quickly identified
even in the rearview mirror.
For further improved directional stability at extremely high speeds
and to further increase cornering speeds, BRABUS widens the body of
the E-Class Cabriolet. Newly designed front sport fenders widen the
track and allow the installation of ultra-wide 9.5Jx19 wheels
mounted with size 265/30 ZR 19 tires.
Special carbon-fiber rear fender flares add 60 millimeters (2.4
inches) to the width of the BRABUS E V12 Cabriolet. They create
space for ten-inch wide wheels mounted with high-performance tires
up to size 295/30 ZR 19, supplied by technology partners
Continental, Pirelli or YOKOHAMA.
Professional engineering work was also invested into every detail of
the suspension: special suspension components were custom-designed
for the front and rear axle of the BRABUS E V12 Cabriolet. They
provide a much wider range of individual suspension settings. These
components are joined by a BRABUS coil-over suspension calibrated to
the higher engine weight. The suspension was developed together with
Bilstein and features ten selectable settings for bound and rebound
front and back. The ride height can also be adjusted by up to 35
millimeters to suit each driver’s personal preferences.
The BRABUS high-performance brake system easily masters the car’s
incredible performance. It features 380 x 37 millimeter (15.0 x 1.45
in.), vented and grooved steel brake discs and 12-piston aluminum
fixed calipers on the front axle. The rear stops on 360 x 28
millimeter (14.2 x 1.1 in.) discs with 6-piston aluminum fixed
Naturally the BRABUS E V12 Cabriolet also features an especially
exclusive interior. The first vehicle of the small-series production
run, which celebrated its public debut at BRABUS Middle East in
Dubai, the company’s own branch in the United Arab Emirates, breaks
the mold in this area as well. The cockpit is clad in a perfectly
finished combination of lipstick-red and black leather.
The ergonomically shaped BRABUS steering wheel and inlays made from
genuine carbon fiber on dashboard, center console and side trim add
sporty highlights. The speedometer with 400-km/h (250-mph) dial
bears witness to the unique performance potential of the open-top
four-seater car even while it is standing still.