The Brabus Bullit Coupe 800 will make its international launch at the Geneva Motor Show this week. It is founded in a small-series production based on the two-door Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Back Series Coupe model. A twelve-cylinder engine in the specification of Brabus 800 V12 Biturbo is utilized, replacing the 6.3-liter fast-revving V8 engine that powers the production vehicle.
This results to 800 hp (788 bhp) / 588 kW and a peak torque of 1,420 Nm (1,047 lb-ft). The vehicle can accelerate to 100 km/h (62 mph) from a standstill in 3.7 seconds and to 300 km/h (186 mph) in 23.8 seconds. It can achieve a top speed of more than 370 km/h (230 mph).
The aerodynamic capabilities of the supercar were enhanced with a range of components such as the new 20-inch BRABUS Monoblock R wheels, a high-performance brake system, exclusive cockpit design and a sport suspension with customer-selectable ride height and damper rates. The supercar will be available for sale for as low as EUR 378,000 (manufacturer's suggested retail price).
The Brabus Bullit Coupe 800 can also be built on the Black Series C 63 AMG Coupe. This vehicle continues the lineage of Bottrop's high-performance supercars.
The latest and more powerful Brabus Bullit Coupe 800 follows the Brabus Bullit supercars, which are based on the Mercedes C-Class sedan and would each generate 730 hp (720 bhp) / 537 kW, had reached top speeds of at least 360 km/h (224 mph). In addition, the Brabus Bullit Coupe 800 has been founded on the new C-Class Coupe.
Various changes to the strengthened C-Class body were needed to install the turbocharged V12 into the engine bay. The Brabus 800 V12 Biturbo engine is drawn directly from the Brabus E V12 One of Ten. For this purpose, an updated Mercedes S 600 engine is fully reengineered in the company engine building shop.
Brabus ensured that the Bullit Coupe 800 is able go as fast as it could without losing its directional stability by extensively testing the coupe on the wind tunnel. From there, Brabus worked to promptly modify the coupe’s aerodynamic properties to achieve the desired results. Among the modifications made is a supplemental carbon-fiber Brabus front spoiler that could help decrease the amount of aerodynamic lift on the front axle during high speeds.
The lateral air inlets in the front fascia of the Brabus Bullit Coupe 800 are matched with lightweight carbon-fiber air routers to ensure enough air is supplied to cool the radiators and front brakes and to ensure that air streamed through the radiators would exit as fast as possible. Brabus also integrated its own air vents into the front fenders – just behind the wheel wells – to ensure the engine gets sufficient cooling air.
To ensure that enough downforce is generated on the rear axle, Brabus installed a carbon fiber rear wing and diffuser insert on the rear fascia – making the Bullit Coupe 800 more stable at corners. The diffuser insert also features cutouts on both sides to accommodate the dual ceramics-plated design tailpipes of the Brabus stainless-steel high-performance exhaust system.
Ride comfort is ensured by a height-adjustable coilover suspension that is custom-developed with Brabus technology partner BILSTEIN. This coilover suspension is provided with gas-pressure shocks on the front and rear axles, with ten available settings for bound and rebound. Brabus also fitted sport sway bars to minimize body roll during fast cornering. The new Brabus Bullit Coupe 800 rides on new Brabus Monoblock R wheels featuring 2x5 double spokes arranged on two separate plains.
The front plain is finished in titanium paint finish while the rear surfaces are polished and coated with a smoke-colored clear lacquer. These new Brabus Monoblock R wheels measure 8.5Jx20 on the front and 9.5Jx20 on the rear, and are wrapped in high-performance tires – from Continental, Pirelli or Yokohama -- in sizes 235/30 ZR 20 on the front and 275/25 ZR 20 on the rear.