The BRABUS brand has been building high-performance supercars based on Mercedes-Benz automobiles for more than four decades. This tradition now continues logically and seamlessly under the BRABUS MASTERPIECE label with the new BRABUS ROCKET 900 “ONE OF TEN.” At the heart of this BRABUS top-of-the-line automobile is the new BRABUS ROCKET 900 Biturbo V8 increased-displacement engine, which thanks to the displacement increase to 4.5 liters and a new high-performance forced- induction system delivers a peak output of 662 kW / 900 hp (888 bhp). Although the engine produces a peak torque of 1,250 Nm (922 lb-ft), it is limited in the vehicle to 1,050 Nm (774 lb-ft). In combination with the SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9-speed sports transmission and all-wheel drive, the four-seat coupe slings itself from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 2.8 seconds. The car reaches 300 km/h (186 mph) in just 23.9 seconds.
Due to the tires, the top speed is electronically limited to 330 km/h (205 mph). In order to put the tremendous power of the new BRABUS increased-displacement engine onto the road optimally, the BRABUS ROCKET 900 “ONE OF TEN” is equipped with extremely wide Monoblock Z wheels with diameters of 21″ on the front and 22″ on the rear axle. High-performance tires are supplied by our technology partner PIRELLI.To create space for them, the BRABUS designers developed a carbon widebody with thrilling styling. The matching aerodynamic-enhancement components were developed in the wind tunnel. They produce more downforce and thus increase the handling stability at high speeds. BRABUS also offers buyers of this supercar the option to custom-tailor the interior of the vehicle to their personal preferences with a bespoke MASTERPIECE interior. A limited edition of just ten vehicles of this model will be built in the high-end BRABUS Manufaktur in Bottrop based on the GT 63 S 4MATIC+.
Especially wide high-performance tires are a big help in further optimizing the outstanding traction of the 4MATIC+ all-wheel-drive system. That is the reason why the BRABUS suspension engineers developed special, extra-large versions of the BRABUS Monoblock Z wheels. In order to achieve an optimal combination of lightweight construction and maximum strength, these ten-spoke alloys are manufactured using a hi-tech forging process. To give the exclusive looks of these wheels an added sporty touch, the BRABUS ROCKET 900 “ONE OF TEN” is equipped with aero discs made from naked carbon. The front axle is fitted with BRABUS Monoblock Z “PLATINUM EDITION” 10.5Jx21 wheels with 295/30 ZR 21 P Zero high-performance tires from BRABUS technology partner PIRELLI. At the rear, Pirelli tires of size 335/25 ZR 22 on 12Jx22 wheels provide grip and ensure spectacular looks. The BRABUS AIRMATIC SPORT Unit lowers the ride height of the four-door coupe by about 25 millimeters (1 in) in the two drive modes “Comfort” and “Sport.”
In order to give the supercar that extravagant BRABUS bold look, the BRABUS designers developed the thrillingly styled BRABUS ROCKET 900 widebody for the four-door coupe. The aerodynamics play an elementary role in the speed ranges the new BRABUS supercar can reach in a flash. The components are manufactured from high-strength, yet lightweight carbon. The front features new wider fenders with integrated sweeping flares. At the rear axle, carbon flares add 7.8 centimeters (3.1 in) to the overall width of the GT. Of course, this conversion also includes tailor-made fender liners made from Kevlar. That is the reason behind the development of the ROCKET carbon front fascia, which provides a perfect transition to the wider carbon front fenders: The larger air intakes supply the engine and the front brakes with fresh air. The air intakes integrated into the radiator grille are part of the ram-air intake system. The spoiler integrated into this front-end component was shaped to further reduce front-axle lift. Other decidedly sporty accents on the body include naked carbon panels at the sides of the rear bumper and carbon covers for the side mirrors.
The new BRABUS ROCKET 900 “ONE OF TEN” is based on the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4MATIC+ powered by a four-liter eight-cylinder with two turbochargers. This engine is the basis for the new BRABUS ROCKET 900 Biturbo V8 increased-displacement engine. To begin with, the displacement of the engine is increased to 4.5 liters with state-of-the-art machining technology and utmost precision in every detail. This includes a special precision-balanced billet crankshaft with a stroke increased to 100 millimeters (3.9 in), likewise special billet piston rods, larger forged pistons and the increase of the eight cylinder bores to 84 millimeters (3.3 in). As we all know, there is nothing to replace displacement other than more displacement. Elaborately designed engines with more displacement have a long and successful tradition at BRABUS.
Another special development is the BRABUS ROCKET 900 V8 forced-induction system with two special BRABUS high-performance turbochargers. They have a larger compressor unit than the production components and a special core assembly with reinforced axial bearing. These turbochargers increase the maximum boost pressure to 1.4 bar.
To provide the engine with more air to breathe, the BRABUS ROCKET 900 “ONE OF TEN” features an integrated carbon ram-air intake system on the left and right in the radiator grille. The fuel supply of the engine, which can be identified visually by a special BRABUS engine cover with red carbon fibers, is modified with special high-pressure pumps. The exhaust side uses a BRABUS stainless-steel high-performance quad exhaust system with free-flow metal catalysts, which was produced specifically for the GT floor pan. In addition to reducing the exhaust backpressure, the all-stainless system also features exhaust flaps for an electronically controlled sound management. From the cockpit, the driver can choose between the subtle “Coming home” mode and, depending on the selected drive mode, a particularly powerful eight-cylinder exhaust note.
The electronic engine control unit was also recalibrated to match the new hardware: To this end, new mapping for injection, ignition and boost pressure control was programmed in extensive series of tests on engine test benches, all-wheel-drive rolling roads as well as on test drives on the road and on the track. These measures serve not only to achieve the optimal power delivery, but also to comply with the strict EURO 6D ISC-FCM emissions standard. The ROCKET 900 V8 increased-displacement engine delivers outstanding power and torque figures: The peak output of 662 kW / 900 hp (888 bhp) is produced at a low 6,200 rpm. Equally impressive is the peak torque of 1,250 Nm (922 lb-ft), on tap at 2,900 rpm. This figure is limited electronically in the vehicle to 1,050 Nm (774 lb-ft) to protect the drivetrain. Much higher figures were actually measured on the test bench. Technology partner MOTUL supplies the hi-tech lubricants for the entire powertrain of the new BRABUS supercar.
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