Brabus Rocket – Merceded CLS
Couple of things that REALLY caught my attention.
12 piston Calipers! Talk about braking power, it would be insane. I spose it is very necessary when building a car to run upwards of 300k’s!
Snippets from the Brabus Press Release
“The BRABUS ROCKET, built in small-series production based on the Mercedes CLS series, is the world’s fastest sedan. During test runs on the high-speed track in the southern Italian town of Nardo the 348,000-euro high-performance automobile improved upon the previous record of 350.2 km/h, held also by BRABUS with the E V12 Biturbo.
The heart of the new record car is the twin-turbo V12 engine from the latest Mercedes 600 models. It was fitted into the tight confines of the four-door with almost surgical precision. BRABUS
(www.brabus.com) increases displacement to 6,233 ccm with a special crankshaft, larger cylinder bore and forged pistons. In addition the engine is extensively modified internally: Airflow in both intake and outlet manifolds of both cylinder heads is optimized and sport camshafts are installed.
In addition to the top speed of 362.4 km/h, limited electronically for street-legal operation to 350 km/h, the BRABUS ROCKET also offers acceleration at the highest level: 0 – 100 km/h in 4.0 seconds, 0 – 200 km/h in 10.5 seconds, 0 – 300 km/h in 29.5 seconds.”
Maximum size and state-of-the-art materials characterize the BRABUS high-performance brake
system of the ROCKET. The front axle features vented ceramic brake discs in size 375 x 36 mm
and 12-piston aluminum fixed calipers. Vented and perforated steel discs in size 355 x 28 mm and 6-piston aluminum fixed calipers on the rear axle complete this efficient and strong brake system.
The giant size of the brake components and the enormous vehicle performance necessitate the use of BRABUS Monoblock VI or S light-alloy wheels with 19-inch diameter. BRABUS technology partner Yokohama made the record run possible with the help of its ADVAN high-performance tires. The perfect tire/wheel combination for the BRABUS ROCKET features 8.5Jx19 wheels in front with 255/35 ZR 19 tires and 10Jx19 rims with 285/30 ZR 19 tires on the rear axle.
Engine 6.2 liter V12
Aspiration twin turbochargers
Torque 811 lb-ft @ 2100 rpm
HP 730 hp @ 5100 rpm
0-62 mph 4 seconds
Top Speed 225 mph
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