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Mercedes tuner builds a one-off supercar based on the SL65 AMG Black Series

Brabus has revealed full details of its 788bhp supercar based on the Mercedes SL65 AMG Black Series.

The Brabus Vanish uses the SL65’s 6.0-litre V12 engine and the 127bhp power hike has been achieved thanks to twin turbochargers and a new hi-tech exhaust system.

A total of 1047lb ft is also produced, although this is electronically limited to 811lb ft. It can get from 0-62mph in 3.6sec and from 0-124mph in just 9.8sec.

Its top speed is 206mph, although this is limited to 200mph for “safety reasons”.

The car is finished in matte black and also finishes black alloy wheels and an all-black interior. Styling changes include new bumpers, side sills and a new bulge in the bonnet to house the larger turbochargers.

Other additions include upgraded brake and suspension systems, while inside it gets new leather sports seats and Alcantara trim.

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fast ed 18 May 2010

Re: Brabus's 788bhp supercar: new pics

Very nice.

Can we have it de-limited please.

Jon Hardcastle 18 May 2010

Re: Brabus's 788bhp supercar: new pics

A good looking car and one that would look good featured in Hollywood films but as others have said it's a little pointless, Brabus have a history of uprating Merc's that struggle to put power down. Having said all that Clarkson will no doubt be thrashing one round the track and I will probably marvel at how well the stig controls all that grunt.

12th 18 May 2010

Re: Brabus's 788bhp supercar: new pics

Driving on the roads I do, I strongly suspect that all that oomph would translate into nothing more than a twinkling TC light. Pointless, aside from autobahn and willy-waving purposes.