What do you do when the 639 hp, Nurburgring record-breaking Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4MATIC+ isn’t powerful enough for you? You build a rocket!
And that’s what Brabus has done. They’ve used larger turbos, a new stainless steel exhaust system and a carbon fibre air intake system among many, increased boost and the end result? You’re looking at 900 hp (where the car got its name) and over 1,250 Nm of torque…on a 4-door “coupe”!
Translate that into the real world and its performance is befitting of the “Rocket” name. 0 to 100 km/h is decimated in just 2.8 seconds, before 200 km/h is reached in just 9.7 seconds. Leave your foot on the accelerator long enough and you’ll eventually see the needle pointing at 330 km/h.
The Rocket-ship look is credit to Brabus’ very own air suspension and wide body extensions made of carbon fibre and kevlar that widens the body of the GT 63 S by almost 8 cm! Completing the look are mixed size wheels – 21-inches in the front and a 22-inch pair at the back wrapped in Pirelli P Zero tyres all round. If you’re into exposed carbon fibre, those wheels will leave you gawking!
The most impressive aspect of all on the Rocket’s exterior is perhaps the air intakes by the front grille that lights up! If that doesn’t scream menacing to you, especially in the dark, nothing will.
The Rocket’s out-of-this-world theme is also continued inside; with all sorts of stitches, quilting, colours and trims to temporarily distract you of the performance its 4.5-litre twin-turbo V8 is capable of.
Only 10 units of this ultra bonkers machine will ever be made and they’re priced at 435,000 Euros (approx. RM2.1 million) a pop. Well, no one ever said it’d be cheap to go to outer space!