Geneva 2011: tuners and coachbuilders
There's a whole other world at the Geneva motor show. Welcome everyone, to the automotive plastic surgeons' corner...
Posted: 04 Mar 2011
800bhp. In a G-Wagen. Is Brabus nuts? Clearly, but we're more than a bit happy the 800 Widestar exists. A 6.3-litre twin turbo V12 barely fits under the bonnet and develops 788bhp (sorry for the early exaggeration - got a bit carried away) and an even more scary 1,047lb ft of torque at 2,100rpm.
Top speed is limited to 149mph, but the best stat is a 0-60mph time of four seconds. That's utterly surreal - enough to keep pace with a Lambo Gallardo or Audi R8. Brabus likes this engine - you can also have it in an S-Class or E-Class.