The Brabus 800 is what happens when the Mercedes-AMG E 63 S breaks bad and decides to turn to the dark side. Revealing the inner demons of Mercedes Benz performance cars is nothing new for Brabus. The German tuning house has decades of experience when it comes to extracting imbecilic amounts of horsepower of of MB cars.
Nicknamed by the tuner as “The Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing” hints at how aggressively modified the Brabus 800 is if they consider the already potent Mercedes-AMG E 63 S as a “sheep”.
So how exactly did Brabus turn the E63 S “sheep” into an angry, hungry, “wolf”? Let’s discuss
Brabus 800 engine
In stock form the AMG E 63 S is equipped with a hand-built 4.0 liter twin-turbo V8 engine that makes 603 horsepower and 627 ft-lbs of torque; so Brabus had a very desirable jumping off point.
To unlock more power, Brabus tunes the fuel injection and ignition timing, replaces the stock turbos with their own bespoke units and then cranks up the boost pressure.
A Brabus stainless-steel exhaust with a user-controllable valve and carbon fiber tailpipes is bolted on for easier breathing and auditory satisfaction.
The result is 800 horsepower, hence the name “Brabus 800”. The brutish sedan has an electronically limited top speed of 183mph. Though, it seems weird that while Brabus was doing all that tuning, they didn’t just remove the top speed limiter. Maybe customers will have to sign a waiver for that mod.
Brabus 800 exterior
The Brabus 800 exterior package is essentially a carbon fiber treatment that according to Brabus does increase downforce at least a little bit. Up front is the obligatory carbon fiber splitter with added carbon fiber trim around the front bumper air dams and within the inlets on the front grille.
The rear features a very subtle carbon deck lid spoiler and a rear diffuser which is set off nicely by the carbon fiber exhaust tips mentioned earlier.
The car is painted black with hints of red in the wheels, front grille, and brake calipers. Surprisingly, Brabus elected to not go with a matte black wrap or paint. Does that mean the matte trend is dead? Give your two cents on that in the comments below.
Naturally, there are Brabus logos everywhere on the vehicle’s exterior because how else would anyone know? They need to know ya’ll!
Wheels and suspension
The Brabus 800 features a set of forged monoblock 21-inch “Platinum Edition” Z wheels which is a very pretentious name for a set of wheels but they look good so we’re fine with it. Customers can chose tires from Continental, Pirelli, or Yokohama.
Most of the suspension remains untouched from the factory except for the control module being replaced with a unit from Brabus that allows the user to lower the car anywhere from 10 to 20 millimeters which is a very subtle drop.
The Brabus 800 has the type of interior flexes one would expect from a tuning package such as this. Stainless steel door sills with illuminated Brabus logos, custom leather upholstery with white piping, a custom Brabus pedal set, Brabus door pin locks, and ergonomic paddle shifters are all standard order.
Though for anyone who wants a more personal touch can reach out to Brabus for custom upholstery.
Pricing and availability
All the parts that make up the Brabus 800 are available now directly from Brabus or one of their authorized dealers. When it comes to pricing, well, the MSRP for the individual components is only provided on “request” from interested customers. If someone wanted to buy the car with the entire package pre-installed, Brabus is asking $309,427; or about 5.3 bitcoins if you got it like that.
Brabus 800 launch video
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