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

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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beachland2 15 April 2010

Re: Brabus launches 789bhp SL65

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

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

FriendlyFisherman 15 April 2010

Re: Brabus launches 789bhp SL65

Jon Hardcastle wrote:
I love the Matte black paint on this and the RS Focus the other week though.

+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.

beachland2 15 April 2010

Re: Brabus launches 789bhp SL65

DKW wrote:
How can you launch a one-off?

engage 1st gear, floor the throttle.