Creating the world’s fastest coupe is quite a tall order. But if there’s anyone who is capable of doing just that, it is Brabus, one of the world’s leading tuners of Mercedes Benz cars. And guess what, they were able to accomplish this goal.
The 2011 Brabus 800 Coupe, which made its debut at the 2011 Dubai International Motor Show, is currently the world’s fastest 4 seat coupe. And how it was made it happen is a work of art, to say the least.
The base used for this car is the 2011 Mercedes Benz CL 600 coupe, one of the best in the luxury sports coupe market. And then Brabus modified it to turn it into the world’s fastest coupe. First, the exterior was equipped with a subtle yet efficient aerodynamic body kit.
Each part is tested in a wind tunnel in order to create maximum down force necessary for stability during extreme speeds. Additional equipment for this car includes a 21 inch Brabus Monoblock Wheels and 15+ inch disc brakes on all 4 corners. The interior is still high class, with an interior wrapped in leather and Alcantara. Carbon fiber trim endows the interior a sporty feel.
As for the engine, they turned the CL 600’s 5.5 liter V12 into a monster. Increasing displacement into 6.3 liters, thanks to a custom made crankshaft that features larger bore, stroke and pistons, they added modified twin turbochargers into the mix.
These 2 and other modifications pushed power to 800 horsepower and over 1000 lb-ft of torque, enough to catapult this car supercar-level acceleration numbers and a top speed of 350 kilometers per hour.
Brabus has accomplished what it sought for. The 2011 Brabus 800 Coupe is the world’s fastest 4 seat coupe.
|Vehicle Type: Coupe||Base Price: NA|
|Length: 199.4 in. (506.5 cm)||Wheel Base: 116.3 in. (295.5 cm)|
|Height: 55.9 in. (141.9 cm)||Width: 73.7 in. (187 cm)|
|Engine: Aluminum V12 SOHC||Displacement: 6293 cc|
|Horsepower: 788 HP||Max RPM: 5500 RPM|
|Torque: 1047 lb-ft @ 2100 rpm||Transmission: 5-Speed Automatic|
|0-60 mph: 3.9 seconds||Maximum Speed: 217 mph (350 km/h)|