Brabus reveals its latest Rocket
The new Brabus Rocket 900 is based on Mercedes-AMG GT 63 SBrabus Rocket 900

Brabus reveals its latest Rocket

The Brabus Rocket is back for 2020, and this time it takes the form of a Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S with extras

The extreme Brabus Rocket is back for the fifth time since its 2006 inception, this time, based on Mercedes-AMG’s GT 63 S saloon. Boasting a complete design overhaul and a healthy increase in performance, the new Rocket 900 is limited to just ten units worldwide and will cost you from Rs 3.81 crore (excluding Indian taxes and duties).

The new body kit makes it wider than a Lamborghini Aventador
The new body kit makes it wider than a Lamborghini AventadorBrabus Rocket 900

Under the bonnet is a 4.5-litre variant of AMG’s M177 V8, increased in capacity by 500cc over standard; reinforced billet piston roads and larger forged pistons are also included. A pair of more capable turbochargers are fitted to provide the modified unit with more air, the larger compressor units and reinforced axial bearings allowing for over 20psi of peak boost. An uprated fuel pump also comes as part of the package, with mapping for injection, ignition and boost pressure fettled for both power delivery and emissions.

Gets a 4.5-litre variant of AMGs M177 V8 with an increase by 500cc over standard
Gets a 4.5-litre variant of AMGs M177 V8 with an increase by 500cc over standardBrabus Rocket 900

The result is an output of 888bhp at 6200rpm and a staggering 1250Nm of torque at only 2900rpm – the latter, however, is capped at a ‘mere’ 1009Nm in an effort to keep other componentry in one piece. Sent to the ground through the standard nine-speed automatic gearbox and 4Matic all-wheel-drive system, all that thrust means that 0-100kmph comes in only 2.8sec, with top speed limited to 330kmph. Those are better numbers even than Affalterbach’s range-topping GT Black Series.

The exterior design hasn’t remained untouched on the Rocket 900
The exterior design hasn’t remained untouched on the Rocket 900Brabus Rocket 900

This being a Brabus Rocket, the exterior design hasn’t remained untouched. With a brand new carbonfibre widebody kit increasing width by 78mm, this family saloon is wider than a Lamborghini Aventador. A ram-air intake system also makes an appearance at the front for improved cooling, with elements such as the new front splitter and carbonfibre rear wing tested in a wind tunnel to ensure an increase in downforce.

Brabus Rocket 900

Nestled within the redesigned rear diffuser are exits to the new stainless steel exhaust system, now with freer-flowing metal catalytic converters for reduced back pressure and improved sound. The system also comes equipped with valves to allow the driver to alter volume through the drive mode selection.

You can choose from any colour of leather or Alcantara on the options list
You can choose from any colour of leather or Alcantara on the options listBrabus Rocket 900

Sitting within the widened arches are a set of staggered 21-22” ‘Brabus Monoblock Z’ forged wheels, complete with eccentric carbonfibre aero covers and wrapped in chunky 295 front and 335 rear Pirelli P Zero rubber. Modification to the air suspension drops ride height by 25mm to help lift those new wheels into the arches, with AMG’s standard, but highly effective, carbon ceramic brakes at each corner.

Runs on a set of staggered 21-22” ‘Brabus Monoblock Z’ forged wheels
Runs on a set of staggered 21-22” ‘Brabus Monoblock Z’ forged wheelsBrabus Rocket 900

Modifications don’t stop there, with each buyer given the opportunity to completely customise the cabin to their liking. Virtually any colour of leather and/or Alcantara is on the options list, with the example pictured sporting bold leather quilting and buckets of Brabus branding throughout. The tuner will include new aluminium paddle shifters on all models, alongside a new stainless steel sill plate with a backlit Brabus logo that corresponds with the interior ambient lighting.

Available in limited number of 10 units
Available in limited number of 10 unitsBrabus Rocket 900

As mentioned, just ten examples of the Brabus Rocket 900 will be produced, with prices starting at an eye-watering Rs 3.81 crore (excluding Indian taxes and duties). So get out those chequebooks now!

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