30 years of Brabus
Brabus was found in 1977. To celebrate its 30th anniversary BRABUS presents an automotive ‘wolf in sheep’s clothing” at the Frankfurt International Auto Show IAA 2007 that will redefine this fascinating vehicle segment.
BRABUS is the world’s largest independent automobile tuner and is considered a car manufacturer by the German Federal Motor Vehicle Registration Agency (Kraftfahrtbundesamt). The BRABUS tradition of building legendary special models is as long as it is successful. What started back in 1984 with a Mercedes 190 equipped with a V8 engine, led eventually to the BRABUS E V12 that in 1996 set a new world record for fastest street-legal sedan in the Guinness Book of World Records with a top speed of 330 km/h (205 mph). Today that same record is held by the BRABUS ROCKET with a top speed of 365.7 km/h (227.2 mph).
The idea of dropping an immensely powerful engine into the engine bay of a sedan with almost indiscernible exterior modifications now reaches its latest pinnacle with the debut of a new ‘wolf in sheep’s clothing.’ The latest BRABUS special model based on a Mercedes-Benz vehicle delivers performance that only a very few of the world’s super sports cars can match.