One of 200 homologation specials is to go under the hammer, and it’s all sorts of 1980s brilliant
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Brabus Vanish Mercedes SL65 AMG Black Series
Like your walls in ‘padded’ flavour? Enjoy the taste of double-glazed on your tongue? Then step forth into this buckled jacket of 800bhp violence: the Brabus Vanish.
Deciding that the SL65 Black Series isn’t nearly as powerful as it should be, famed German tuner Brabus has picked up the fettling stick and smacked the SL right in the plums, all for one plucky Dubai-based customer.
The Brabus Vanish is a modified one-off SL65 AMG Black Series. Which itself is a modified SL65 AMG. Which itself is a modified SL…you get the picture.
The SL65’s 6-litre V12 has been boosted with two new turbos to produce 800bhp, a new gearbox and exhaust, uprated brakes and the most elaborately fashioned bonnet extension ever.
The Vanish does the obligatory 0-62mph dash in 3.6 seconds (3.9 for the ‘standard’ SL65 Black), and tops out at 205mph. Or whenever physics stop working.
Decked out in matte black with black alloys, this has to qualify for the Dark Knight’s new ride, no?