Merc tuner reveals one-off supercar based on the SL65 AMG Black Series
15 April 2010

Mercedes tuning specialists Brabus has revealed a one-off supercar based on the Mercedes SL65 AMG Black Series.

The Brabus Vanish uses the same 6.0-litre V12 as the standard car, but power increases from 661bhp to 789bhp. This power gain has occurred thanks to the addition of larger turbochargers and a new sports exhaust system.

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Brabus has also fitted its own upgraded suspension and braking systems.

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.

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15 April 2010

It looks very purposeful or something off the set of the next bond film, take your pick.

I love the Matte black paint on this and the RS Focus the other week though.


15 April 2010

How can you launch a one-off?

15 April 2010

[quote DKW]How can you launch a one-off?[/quote]

engage 1st gear, floor the throttle.

15 April 2010

[quote Jon Hardcastle]I love the Matte black paint on this and the RS Focus the other week though.[/quote]

+1 on the Matte black paint, love it.

This is one of them cars that is just so wrong it has to be right!

I think I flooring it in 1st gear would actually not provide any forward motion. At best the tyres would explode at worst the world may just start spinning backwards.

15 April 2010

The RS500 doesnt have matt black paint it's black gloss.

then matt black electrical tape from the DIY store stuck onto it.

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