Brabus are renowned for their muscled up versions of Mercedes car but they have surpassed themselves with the latest E-Class Convertible. By shoe-horning in a 6.3-litre Biturbo Mercedes V12 engine they have produced the world’s most powerful and fastest four-seat convertible.
The Brabus 800 E V12 Cabriolet has a massive 788 bhp putting it well behind the previous record holder – the 621 bhp Bentley Supersports Convertible. Even more amazing is the torque figure which at 1,047lb.ft at 5,500rpm had to be electronically limited to a still mighty 811 lb.ft to stop it tearing this convertible apart. The top speed? A hefty 231 mph while 62 mph (100 kph) is reached in just 3.7 seconds.
Of course it is not just the engine that makes a car. There is also a limited slip differential to keep the wheels under control and a unique bonnet and bumper with enlarged grills to feed more cool air into the engine. There’s also side ducts to let the hot air out again from the engine and huge steal brake discs. The custom designed suspension has a wider the track to help stability.
Inside there is a bespoke leather and carbon fibre interior with a 250 mph speedometer.
The Brabus 800 E V12 Cabriolet is to be launched in Dubai and orders will be taken at a price of €478,000 (GBP £423,000).