The Brabus 800 has been revealed as an outrageous recreation of the flagship Mercedes-AMG GLS63, the tuner providing it with more power and a drastic visual redesign. As described by the AMG specialist, this new product aims to push the boundaries with an incomparable driving experience, unique appearance and an extra spacious interior.
As standard, the Mercedes-AMG GLS63’s twin-turbocharged 4,0-litre V8, in conjunction with the EQ Boost alternator, delivers 488 kW and 850 N.m of torque to the wheels via the 4Matic+ all-wheel drive system and nine-speed automatic transmission. Using a special pair of high-performance turbochargers, the Brabus 800 kicks this power output up to 588 kW and 1 000 N.m of torque. With this, it will sprint from 0-100 km/h in 3,8 seconds and hit a limited top speed of 280 km/h.
Adding to the character of the Brabus 800’s engine is a quad stainless-steel high-performance exhaust system with actively controlled valves that claims to ensure the proper acoustics and further perfects power delivery by reducing the exhaust backpressure.
Giving the Brabus 800 more visual presence over the standard GLS63 is a carbon exterior design package that includes a redesigned front bumper boasting a splitter that reduces front-axle lift at high speeds and optimised air inlets at the sides for improved cooling. At the sides, flared wheel arches have been applied while the rear hosts a diffuser with a new exhaust design.
Changes to the axle of the Brabus 800 consist of a set of 24-inch Monoblock “platinum edition” M forged wheels with Continental Sport Contact 6 tyres and a suspension module that lowers the ride height.
Within the cabin of the Brabus 800, the tuning firm has reupholstered the seats and trims with fine black leather and grey contrast stitching. The seat surfaces and inner sections of the door panels have been quilted in a unique arrow wave design while perforated sections are backed with red fabric to match the red Brabus highlights on the engine cover and the bodywork.
The Brabus 800’s sporty characteristics are further emphasised by naked-carbon elements throughout the dashboard and door panels together with a set of aluminium pedals, door pins and steering-mounted paddle shifters.