Brabus will be hitting this week’s most happening auto show with a powerful 641bhp C63 Cabrio. The after-market tuning company has earned its reputation in the industry for having tuned Mercedes-Benz cars for four decades. Its latest project, the new Brabus 650 Cabrio, is based on the Mercedes-AMG C63 S Cabriolet.
The drop-top 650 Cabrio receives a powerful boost of up to 138 hp –resulting in its highly impressive 650 horsepower and 604 pound feet of torque. Brabus modified its standard 4.0-liter twin turbo V8 engine so it can accelerate from 0- 62 mph in just 3.7 seconds before reaching a top speed of 200 miles per hour. The conversion consists of Brabus PowerXtra B40S and 2 turbochargers with larger compressor just to name a few.
Normally, a standard Mercedes-AMG C63 S Cabriolet comes with 502 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. The hefty amount of powerful boost wouldn’t be possible if not for the recalibrated electronics and new turbochargers fitted under its hood. To do this, Brabus replaced the factory specified AMG turbocharger with its own turbo charger units. The tuning house has also upgraded the Mercedes-AMG C 63 Cabriolet’s ECU and got rid of the 155 mph limiter to allow its 650 hp run up to 200 miles per hour at top speed.
Along with the brand’s exclusive leather interior, the four seater top down will also feature a new set of custom 20-inch forged alloy wheels and carbon fiber areo kits. Brabus used a chain of internal bypass valves on the Cabrio’s sports exhaust system for quieter ignition. That way, customers can avail the optional exhaust system in stainless steel finish as well as the additional stop-start system to keep track of the vehicle’s fuel consumption at the same time.
The carbon fiber kit consists of carbon overlays along the blistered wheel arches with a touch of carbon fibre elements on the rear and front bumpers and also on the skirts. As for the new forged wheels, the Brabus C 650 Cabrio comes with 9 x 20 and 10.5 x 20 inches set of wheels for its front and rear. This should work well with the Brabus specified adaptive dampers and coil over suspension at the very least.
Unlike other Brabus-tuned vehicles, the new 650 Cabrio is one step ahead in terms of aesthetics. In short, it is for those who want something more out of the usual Mercedes-AMG C63 S Cabriolet. Can’t get enough of this beauty already? Well, Brabus will be unveiling the new 650 Cabrio at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show in just a matter of hours. Don’t miss it!