Mercedes tuning company Brabus has launched the Brabus E V12 cabriolet, the “world’s most powerful and fastest four-seater cabrio,” according to the firm.
Power for the new car comes courtesy of a heavily revised V12 engine from the Mercedes S 600, featuring bigger turbochargers, a longer stroke, larger pistons and increased cylinder bore.
Power is up to 788bhp with 811lb ft of torque, giving the Brabus E V12 cabriolet a claimed top speed of 231mph and a 0-60mph time of just 3.7sec.
Other features of the hardcore open E-class include a high-performance limited-slip differential, a wider body and track compared with the standard car and a front splitter with integrated LED daytime running lights for an “unmistakable appearance”.
The suspension has been developed together with Bilstein to provide a wider range of individual suspension settings.
To reign in the car’s power, vented and grooved steel brake discs and 12-piston aluminium calipers feature at the front, with six-piston aluminium fixed calipers at the rear.