Brabus Builds AMG GT 63 S with 789HP
Brabus is not one to leave "good enough" alone as they once again massage another Mercedes into a sharp, stylish super saloon.
The Best Gets Better
The Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S is virtually the 4-door version of the flagship AMG GT R two-door sports car. It packs much of the same technology with its 630 horsepower 4.0L twin-turbo V8, dynamic chassis controls and all-wheel drive, massive brakes, and numerous exotic materials throughout that four people can enjoy simultaneously. The car is so good, it is currently the fastest 4-door production car to lap the Nurburgring Nordschleife at 7:25:41. While some claim it to be perfection on wheels, Brabus decided to kick it up a notch with a few of their personal touches.
Photo Courtesy of Brabus
A German Partnership
Brabus has a long history with Mercedes vehicles that dates back to the late '70s. Their goal has been to achieve maximum engine performance while also offering aerodynamic and suspension upgrades for a variety of models. Brabus offers services in which customer can bring in their existing vehicles for various levels of modification, or in the case of the new Brabus 800, supply new vehicles with all of their custom parts.
Boost By Brabus
The 'Brabus 800' moniker indicates the new horsepower rating of the car (789 hp) after it has received the BRABUS PowerXtra B40S-800 performance upgrade that includes a set of turbocharger units with enlarged compressor wheels and reinforced bearings that produce up to 1.6 bar (23 psi) of boost. Along with remapped software and an actively controlled exhaust system, the car generates an additional 161 horsepower and 71 lb-ft of torque over the standard AMG engine. In turn, this allows for 0-60 mph sprints under three seconds!
As is evident by the photos, the car has been treated to a host of other modifications that are both stylish and functional. Starting from the front, a new fascia with enlarged air intakes and protruding splitter give the car an aggressive look while also helping to improve aerodynamics at the front. The exposed carbon fiber highlights provide a nice contrast to the rest of the car's finish.
From the side view, we are able to see the awesome tire and wheel package that features Brabus' new Monoblock Z "Platinum Edition" 10-spoke wheels in 21x10.5" front and 22x12" rears. Brabus will offer sport compound tires from Pirelli, Continental, or Yokohama in 275/35/21 fronts and meaty 335/25 rears. The car also sits slightly lower as engineers developed an air suspension control module that plugs into the car to lower the ride height down approximately one inch from stock.
A quick look at the interior reveals that Brabus is capable of finishing the cabin in the most exotic materials available. The original Mercedes interior is gorgeous, but Brabus wants to design the interior for each individual customer with luxurious materials such as decorative wood inlays and leathers in any color imaginable. For this particular showcase car, they opted for subtle perforated black leather with white inlays and deviated stitching along with bits of ever-popular Alcantara, carbon-fiber, and aluminum.
At the rear of the car we see that the fixed spoiler exclusive to the AMG GT 63 S is now gone to provide a sleek silhouette, but surely will be left in place at the customer's request. The rear bumper cover features carbon extensions on the extractor vents and a carbon diffuser insert that nicely surrounds the black titanium exhaust tips.
Bombarded by Bs
Brabus has typically included additional emblems and badging to let onlookers know that they aren't looking at any old AMG, but rather something a bit more expensive. Gone are the Mercedes tri-star emblems that have been replaced with 'B' emblems, Brabus embroideries, or simple '800' badges. In fact, just about every piece installed by Brabus features their marking with a few extra thrown in for good measure. This includes the front fenders, wheels, illuminated door sills, exterior trunk, exhaust tips, seats, engine cover, steering wheel, shifter, floor mats, door locks, and even pedals.
Tale of the Tape
All said and done, the AMG GT 63 S Brabus 800 makes 789 horsepower and 737 lb-ft of torque, which can propel the car to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds all while looking sleek and sexy. Unfortunately, the car is still electronically limited to the same 196 mph as when it left the factory. One has to wonder how fast this thing could get going if the remaining limiters were able to be switched off...
The Brabus 800 was revealed at the 2019 Top Marques Monaco event that was held in late May and was met with enthusiasm and praise by those who attended. Brabus has yet to announce pricing for the 800, but considering that the AMG GT 63 S has a base MSRP of $163k, it is not going to be cheap by any stretch!
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