Brabus E V12 – The World’s Most Powerful Sedan

Brabus E V12

Brabus isn’t messing around when it comes to making ultra-powerful modified cars, mainly from Mercedes. Just a few days after we heard about the Brabus SV12, they give us the E V12 – an ultra-powerful version of the Mercedes E-Class. So powerful in fact, they’re calling it “The World’s Most Powerful High-Performance Sedan.” I don’t doubt that for a minute, considering the specs.

The Brabus E V12 is powered by a twin-turbo V12 engine producing 788 horsepower and 1,047 lb-ft of torque. This is enough for a 0-62 mph time of only 3.7 seconds, and a top speed of over 230 mph (electronically limited to 217 mph.) For a sedan, that’s insanely fast. Hell, for anything, that’s insanely fast. The 6.3-liter V12 engine – called the SV12 R Biturbo 800 – was created by Brabus specifically for this car. Although the engine produces an insane 1,047 lb-ft of torque, that number is limited to 811 lb-ft in the car, surely to save to tires from complete destruction at every stop light.

Brabus E V12 rear

The air intake was modified just for this car too, and consists of a carbon fiber ram-air system in the hood. A custom-built high-flow exhaust is also included, as is a reprogrammed ECU for maximum power. A five-speed automatic transmission routes power to the rear wheels. They’ve also included a highly adjustable suspension for when you want to take it on the track.

Brabus also wind-tunnel developed a body kit for the E V12. The carbon fiber body adds 1.4 inches to the E-Classes width and increases cooling and downforce – a necessity in a 200+ mph car. Air vents in the front and rear fenders increase air flow and cooling, which is needed for the massive 12-piston caliper, 15-inch rotor brake system. A rear wing and rear diffuser also also help with air flow and downforce, and a strange carbon fiber fender covers up the rear wheel for reduced turbulence, Honda Insight-style.

Brabus E V12 interior

Interior upgrades include custom alcantara and black leather seats, dashboard, door trim, and headliner. The floor is entirely covered in leather as well, a strange but unique touch. Carbon fiber trim covers the dashboard, center console and door panels.

Only ten E V12s will be produced at a hefty price of $726,980. An “entry-level” version with only 750 horsepower will also be available without so much bodywork.

Brabus E V12 side

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