The Brabus 900 Rocket Edition is the world’s fastest street-legal SUV, the German tuner claims. Brabus revealed the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe-based model at the 2021 Monaco Yacht Show in Cannes.
The tuning house claims that the SUV coupe maxes out at 205 mph (330 km/h). Brabus will make this an ultra-exclusive edition, limited to only 25 examples. Prices will start at €381,243 in Europe, while American customers will bring it home for $447,407.
Brabus put the car through a major makeover, taking the AMG-sourced 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 all the way to 4.4-liters. They installed new turbochargers, larger forged pistons, new high-pressure pumps, larger downpipes and the necessary software to upgrade the performance.
The power mill now churns out 900 PS (888 HP) and a peak torque of 1,250 Nm (922 lb-ft). In order to protect the driveline though, the engineers decided to limit it down to 1.050 Nm. A 9-speed automatic gearbox and the 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive system transfers resources to both axles.
The Brabus 900 Rocket Edition rockets from 0 to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 3.2 seconds, according to Brabus. As previously mentioned, it hits a top speed of 330 km/h (205 mph). The figures make it considerably faster than the Lamborghini Urus and the Bentley Bentayga Speed in their stock versions.
Tuning experts equipped the SUV coupe with 23-inch Brabus Monoblock Y Platinum Edition wheels with Continental tires. Photos though, show the optional 24-inch wheels with exposed-carbon aero discs.
A control module found room in the air suspension, lowering the model by 25 millimeters (1 inch). Vented carbon-ceramic brake discs of 400 millimeters at the front and 360 millimeters at the rear make sure the Brabus 900 Rocket Edition stops in time.
Brabus 900 Rocket – Style is (almost) everything
In terms of style, the SUV coupe comes with the menacing look most Brabus-prepared models display. There are exposed carbon-fiber components such as the new radiator grille, front splitter, fender extensions, air diffuser and prominent rear spoiler. A stainless sport exhaust system with four titanium or carbon fiber tailpipes round up the image.
Leather and Alcantara, noble-wood and carbon fiber set up the ambiance inside. There are red accents pretty much everywhere: on the air vents, dashboard, doors, plus the matching stitching.