Yes, we love it when a car that goes fast gets tuned up to go even faster. When a new car that has the horsepower and weight capability to zoom away into the distance comes out, we sit back and wait for a tuning company to swipe it up and turbocharge it. Today, our wait is over. Brabus has unveiled the T65 RS tuning package based on the SL65 AMG Black Series . The SL65 AMG Black Series is an impressive car in its standard version - it develops a total of 650 HP - but Brabus made it even more impressive. With the addition of a high-tech twin turbo system that includes two special exhaust manifolds with integrated turbine housings and high-performance turbochargers, the tuner obtained an impressive 800 HP and 1,420 Nm available already at a low 2,100 rpm. The result is a sprint from 0 to 124 mph in just 9.8 seconds and a top speed limited to 200 mph.
Next to the engine upgrades, the T65 RS can also get a choice special paint jobs in either the original matte black or in any customization color specified to customers‘ individual desires. The Mercedes SL65 AMG by Brabus will also come with an exclusive combination of especially soft and breathable black leather and Alcantara.
This new tuning package doesn’t come as a surprise only because Brabus was able to tune up the Mercedes SL65 AMG Black Series they called the "Brabus Vanish" for an Arab gentleman about a month ago. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that the popularity of a suped up SL65 AMG Black Series would extend so far that Brabus would have no choice, but to offer it as a specific package. We definitely aren’t complaining. This is one hot and speedy package.
Press release after the jump.
Is it possible to make the most powerful production Mercedes of all time, the SL 65 AMG Black Series, even more powerful, faster, more spectacular and exclusive? BRABUS can! Equipped with T65 RS tuning the high-performance model delivers even more power and becomes even more elite. T65 RS tuning bumps power output to 800 hp (788 bhp) / 588 kW. With it the two-seater accelerates from rest to 200 km/h (124 mph) in just 9.8 seconds and reaches a top speed of more than 330 km/h (206 mph). In the upholstery shop at BRABUS the interior can be clad in a sporty yet elegant combination of the finest leather and Alcantara, giving it an even more striking ambiance. Further BRABUS options are special paintjobs such as the matte black shown here or the customization to customers‘ individual specifications that’ll make it a true BRABUS one-off with custom-designed personalized logos on the illuminated scuff plates and the speedometer.
BRABUS T65 RS tuning unleashes the inherent power reserves of the Black Series engine. It includes the BRABUS high-tech twin turbo system that includes two special exhaust manifolds with integrated turbine housings and high-performance turbochargers. Four generously dimensioned intercoolers are placed beneath the space created by the BRABUS carbon-fiber hood scoop. The special BRABUS stainless-steel high-performance exhaust system with free-flow metal catalysts was specifically designed for the Black Series power upgrade.
Newly programmed engine electronics with special mapping for injection and ignition coordinate the perfect interaction of all high-performance components and at the same time ensure that the engine meets strict EURO IV emission limits. The high-tech lubricants for the entire powertrain are supplied by technology partner ARAL.
The T65 RS engine delivers 800 hp (788 bhp) / 588 kW at 5,500 rpm and an even more impressive peak torque of 1,420 Nm (1,047 lb-ft), available already at a low 2,100 rpm. Peak torque is limited electronically to 1,100 Nm (811 lb-ft).
Powered by this engine, the Black Series coupe delivers truly superlative performance: From rest the sports car, weighing in at a mere 1,795 kilograms (3,957 lbs.) sprints to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.6 seconds, and reaches 200 km/h (124 mph) after just 9.8 seconds. The car could reach a top speed of more than 330 km/h (206 mph) but for tire safety reasons top speed is limited electronically to 320 km/h (200 mph).
The BRABUS upholstery shop creates a special sporty and luxurious interior to customers’ exact specifications, down to the last detail. The power comfort seats offer excellent lateral support without constricting the occupants. In this true BRABUS one-off car, made to the specifications of a longtime customer, they are upholstered in an exclusive combination of especially soft and breathable black leather and Alcantara. The same materials are found on door panels, headliner and dashboard. Precision-sewn red seams add striking highlights to all interior elements.
Stainless-steel scuff plates with illuminated logo and the speedometer that sports the car’s name were also custom-made for this car’s owner.
All components are available for any Mercedes SL 65 AMG Black Series.