Brabus revealed the very fast Brabus Mercedes-AMG S63 Cabriolet putting out 838 horsepower
With the 84th running of the Le Mans 24 Hours taking place this weekend, Brabus took the opportunity to introduce their latest creation, the Brabus-tuned Mercedes-Benz S63 Cabriolet that just so happens to have the title of fasted and most powerful four-seater convertible.
Built in collaboration with Motul, the open-top S63 has an aggressive look that is equally matched with aggressive performance. With a sinister all-back look that incorporates aggressive body elements, the S63 has an enlarged V8 engine with a 5.9-liter displacement. This is up from the standard 5.5-liters.
Engine modifications to the S63 include larger turbochargers of Brabus own design that incorporate bigger compressor units and bespoke exhaust manifolds. Additionally, new 75-mm down pipes and reworked metal catalysts are includes, as is a stainless steel exhaust system.
Mechanical changes to the S63 Cabriolet create a huge increase in power to 838 horsepower and an earth-shaking 1,069 pound-feet of torque. However, in the interest of preservation, torque is electronically limited to a huge 848 pound-feet of torque. Power is delivered to all four wheels through an all-wheel-drive 4MATIC system through a seven-speed automatic gearbox that includes a manual shift mode via steering wheel-mounted aluminum paddle shifters.
Serious engine modifications translate to serious performance. The sinister S63 moves from 0 to 62 miles per hours in just 3.5 seconds, down 0.4 seconds. Acceleration from 0 to 124 miles per hour takes just 9.4 seconds, gaining speed all the way to 217 miles per hour. Top speed is electronically limited to prevent tire damage and equipment failure.
Exterior looks to the S63 include a complete tuning package with a beefier body, 21-inch forged wheels, and suspension lowered 15 millimeters. Modifications extend to the interior of the vehicles is well in the form of minor cabin tweaks.