Brabus T65 RS based on the Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 26, 2010

Brabus revealed today the official details regarding its latest masterpiece based on the most powerful Mercedes-Benz of all time, the SL 65 AMG Black Series. Dubbed T65 RS, the new tuning program boosts the impressive V12 engine to 800 hp (788 bhp) / 588 kW at 5,500 rpm and 1,420 Nm (1,047 lb-ft), available already at a low 2,100 rpm.Bad news is that the torque is electronically limited to 1,100 Nm (811 lb-ft).

With these impressive numbers, the car can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h(62 mph) in just 3.6 seconds, to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 9.8 seconds and has a top speed of 330 km/h (206 mph).

We don't understand why the car is electronically limited to a top speed of 320 km/h (200 mph) for tire safety reasons, since there are many supercars which don't seem to have any problems travelling at high speeds.

Anyway, for those who are wondering how the power was obtained, Brabus revealed the fact that the car received a high-tech twin turbo system that includes two special exhaust manifolds with integrated turbine housings and high-performance turbochargers.

The interior was not forgotten, and Brabus used black leather and Alcantara on the door panels, headliner and dashboard while precision-sewn red seams adds striking highlights to all interior elements.

Stainless-steel scuff plates with illuminated logo and the speedometer that sports the car's name were also custom-made for this car's owner. All the components you've seen here are available for any Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series.

Press Release

BRABUS T65 RS

Is it possible to make the most powerful production Mercedes of all time, the SL 65 AMG Black Series, even more powerful, faster, more spectacular and exclusive? BRABUS can! Equipped with T65 RS tuning the high-performance model delivers even more power and becomes even more elite. T65 RS tuning bumps power output to 800 hp (788 bhp) / 588 kW. With it the two-seater accelerates from rest to 200 km/h (124 mph) in just 9.8 seconds and reaches a top speed of more than 330 km/h (206 mph).

In the upholstery shop at BRABUS the interior can be clad in a sporty yet elegant combination of the finest leather and Alcantara, giving it an even more striking ambiance. Further BRABUS options are special paintjobs such as the matte black shown here or the customization to customers‘ individual specifications that’ll make it a true BRABUS one-off with custom-designed personalized logos on the illuminated scuff plates and the speedometer.

BRABUS T65 RS tuning unleashes the inherent power reserves of the Black Series engine. It includes the BRABUS high-tech twin turbo system that includes two special exhaust manifolds with integrated turbine housings and high-performance turbochargers. Four generously dimensioned intercoolers are placed beneath the space created by the BRABUS carbon-fiber hood scoop. The special BRABUS stainless-steel high-performance exhaust system with free-flow metal catalysts was specifically designed for the Black Series power upgrade.

Newly programmed engine electronics with special mapping for injection and ignition coordinate the perfect interaction of all high-performance components and at the same time ensure that the engine meets strict EURO IV emission limits. The high-tech lubricants for the entire powertrain are supplied by technology partner ARAL.

The T65 RS engine delivers 800 hp (788 bhp) / 588 kW at 5,500 rpm and an even more impressive peak torque of 1,420 Nm (1,047 lb-ft), available already at a low 2,100 rpm. Peak torque is limited electronically to 1,100 Nm (811 lb-ft).

Powered by this engine, the Black Series coupe delivers truly superlative performance: From rest the sports car, weighing in at a mere 1,795 kilograms (3,957 lbs.) sprints to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.6 seconds, and reaches 200 km/h (124 mph) after just 9.8 seconds. The car could reach a top speed of more than 330 km/h (206 mph) but for tire safety reasons top speed is limited electronically to 320 km/h (200 mph).

The BRABUS upholstery shop creates a special sporty and luxurious interior to customers’ exact specifications, down to the last detail. The power comfort seats offer excellent lateral support without constricting the occupants. In this true BRABUS one-off car, made to the specifications of a longtime customer, they are upholstered in an exclusive combination of especially soft and breathable black leather and Alcantara. The same materials are found on door panels, headliner and dashboard. Precision-sewn red seams add striking highlights to all interior elements.

Stainless-steel scuff plates with illuminated logo and the speedometer that sports the car’s name were also custom-made for this car’s owner.

All components are available for any Mercedes SL 65 AMG Black Series.

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