The World's Fastest and Most Powerful Gran Tourismo : BRABUS E V12 Coupe with 800 hp, 1,420 Nm and More than 370 km/h
The sedan is followed by the two-door model: At the Geneva Motor Show 2010 the BRABÚS E V12 Coupe celebrates its world debut as the world's fastest Gran Tourismo.
Based on the new Mercedes E-Class coupes, BRABÚS builds a luxurious 2+2-seater in small-series production. It is powered by a BRABÚS SV12 R Biturbo 800 twelve-cylinder displacement engine that produces 800 hp (788 bhp) / 588 kW of power and a peak torque of 1,420 Nm (1,047 lb-ft).
BRABÚS (www.brabus.com), accepted by the German Federal Vehicle Registration Agency (Kraftfahrtbundesamt) as an automobile manufacturer, offers this high-performance automobile capable of reaching speeds in excess of 370 km/h (230 mph) starting at 478,000 Euros MSRP.
Like the fourth-generation BRABÚS E V12 sedan the new E V12 Coupe is powered by a BRABÚS SV12 R Biturbo 800 displacement engine. Drawing upon decades of experience in developing and building high-performance vehicles the twelve-cylinder engine was fitted into the engine bay of the two-door E-Class.
The basis for this engine is the twelve-cylinder twin-turbo engine from the latest Mercedes 600 models. Displacement of the engine is increased from 5.5 to 6.3 liters (336 to 384 cu. in.) wîth the help of a special crankshaft, larger cylinder bore and correspondingly larger pistons. Both three-valve cylinder heads are optimized for mixture flow, and fitted wîth sport camshafts.
Únderneath the custom-made hood wîth integrated carbon-fiber RAM airbox is space for a completely newly developed air intake system. This twin-turbo system was designed from the ground up for the new E V12 generation. It includes two custom high-performance headers wîth integrated turbochargers and four water-to-air intercoolers. The stainless-steel high-performance exhaust system wîth free-flow metal catalysts was also custom-tailored for the confined space under the E-Class Coupe.
| ||Vital Stats|
|Engine : 6.2 L., 12-cylinder|
Power: 800 hp
Torque: 1047 ft-lbs
In addition, the BRABÚS engine specialists have developed a precision engine management system that controls injection, ignition and driving dynamics systems. The result is an optimal combination of impressive power yield and eco-friendly emissions that meet strict EÚRO IV exhaust limits.
The BRABÚS SV12 R Biturbo 800 engine is lubricated wîth high-tech motor oil from technology partner ARAL. It produces a rated power output of 800 hp (788 bhp) / 588 kW at 5,500 rpm. The even more impressive peak torque of 1,420 Nm (1,047 lb-ft), available already at a low 2,100 rpm, is limited electronically to 1,100 Nm (811 lb-ft).
Power is transferred to the rear wheels via a reinforced five-speed automatic transmission and a BRABÚS high-performance limited-slip differential. The BRABÚS E V12 comes standard wîth state-of-the-art driving stability programs that can be deactivated at the push of a button.
Performance of the coupe is as exceptional as that of the four-door model: The BRABÚS E V12 Coupe sprints from 0 – 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.7 seconds, to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 9.9 seconds, and reaches 300 km/h (186 mph) after a mere 23.9 seconds. For street-legal use the top speed of the Gran Tourismo is limited electronically to 350 km/h (217 mph). Without the limiter the two-door twelve-cylinder car is capable of speeds in excess of 370 km/h (230 mph).
This extreme performance also places highest demands on the vehicle's aerodynamic properties. The BRABÚS designers went into the wind tunnel to develop a body conversion kit made from high-strength yet especially lightweight carbon fiber. The kit combines sporty design and aerodynamic efficiency to perfection.
The BRABÚS front was designed to reduce lift on the front axle and to provide all radiators of the V12 wîth an optimal supply of cooling air. Air outlets in the sides route the air quickly away from the heat exchangers. Another important design feature was to provide the front brakes wîth cooling air. Integrated LED daytime running lights further increase active safety.
A wider track means better directional stability at high speeds. Because of that BRABÚS has developed special carbon-fiber sport fenders wîth integrated air vents for the front axle. Special carbon-fiber rear fenders add 60 millimeters (2.4 in.) to the width of the coupe on the rear axle. The BRABÚS E V12 Coupe runs on especially wide wheels fitted wîth high-performance tires from Pirelli or YOKOHAMA. The 19-inch combination is perfect for the enormous top speed the car is capable of. The wheels are 9.5 inches and 10 inches wide and customers can choose from BRABÚS Monoblock designs VI, E, Q and S. Tires in size 265/30 ZR 19 are mounted on the front axle. Size 285/30 ZR 19 tires on the rear axle provide optimal traction.
Rocker panels wîth integrated illuminated BRABÚS logo and LED entrance lights route the air stream along the sides wîth minimum turbulence. They also lend the two-door car a longer, sleeker appearance.
The BRABÚS rear apron wîth carbon-fiber diffuser features a centrally mounted reflector and custom-tailored cutouts on either side for the BRABÚS quad sport exhaust system. The BRABÚS rear spoiler is essential for well-balanced aerodynamics at high speed.
To make the BRABÚS E V12 Coupe not only a superior road warrior but upon request also an extremely sporty racer on the track the suspension was completely redesigned. The redesign includes special suspension components on front and rear axle that offer a wider range of individual suspension settings.
These measures are complemented by a BRABÚS coil-over suspension that features a multitude of selectable settings for bound and rebound. The shock absorbers on the front and rear axle feature ten selectable settings for bound and rebound. The ride height has an adjustment range of 35 millimeters (1.4 inches). Sport sway bars can further minimize body roll during fast cornering.
The BRABÚS high-performance brake system meets the toughest demands, on the road or on the track. The front axle features 12-piston aluminum fixed calipers and vented and grooved steel brake discs measuring 380 x 37 millimeters (15.0 x 1.5 inches). The rear axle stops on six-piston aluminum fixed calipers gripping discs measuring 360 x 28 millimeters (14.2 x 1.1 inches). The BRABÚS high-performance brake system incorporates all functions of the standard Brake Assist system of the Mercedes E-Class.
The interior combines sporty character wîth luxurious ambiance. An ergonomically shaped sport §teering wheel is part of the equipment list of the BRABÚS E V12 Coupe as are sport seats upholstered wîth the finest leather. The seats provide excellent seating comfort and lateral support.Source - Brabus