14 April 2010

Brabus Vanish: 800bhp Merc SL65 revealed

Brabus unveils Batman-spec 800bhp modded SL65 Black Series.

Brabus Vanish

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.

See images of the Brabus Vanish

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?

Vijay Pattni

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