BRABUS Claims World’s Fastest Sedan with SV12 R Biturbo 800

AMG series models at the top of the Mercedes-Benz lineup recently got updated. The S63 AMG Sedan and CL63 AMG Coupe received a styling refresh, but most importantly, new smaller-displacement engines that offered increased power.

As always though, the aftermarket is happy to take it much further. BRABUS is a tuner specializing in Mercedes-Benz vehicles – Mercedes, Smart and Maybach brands.

The latest model to receive its touch is the S-Class, with a vehicle dubbed the BRABUS SV12 R Biturbo 800. That is quite a mouthful there – fitting for a vehicle BRABUS says is the world’s fastest sedan.

Many vie for the title of fastest supercar in the world, and that crowded field has a lot higher bar to match. Fastest sedan? Not as much. Cadillac says it has the title of the world’s fastest production sedan with the CTS-V.

As an aftermarket manufacturer, BRABUS is making the claim that the SV12 R Biturbo 800 is the world’s fastest luxury sedan. At 3.9 seconds, 0-62 mph is reached under the 4 second hurdle, and the top speed is electronically-limited to 217 mph.

Yes, you read those figures right – it would be interesting to see these claims verified. Those figures are achieved using a V-12 engine, with a displacement of 6.3-liters.

The engine makes 800 horsepower and with this car being all about the extreme, the torque figure actually has to be limited. The engine is capable of making 1,074 pound feet at 2,100 rpm, but it has been restrained a still-insane 811 lb-feet. With this kind of power output though, Brabus’ figures don’t seem far off the mark.

Exterior changes include a new front fascia with larger central air intake, horizontal brace and air vent made from clear-coated carbon fiber. There is also a front spoiler lip, aluminum front fenders, and a new rear spoiler.

There is a range of wheel options, starting from 19 to 21 inches and available in four styles. They include double-spoke three-piece forged BRABUS Monoblock VI wheels, Monoblock S wheels with double-spoke design, multi-spoke Monoblock E wheels and cross-spoke Monoblock F PLATINUM EDITION forged wheels.

The interior options include many different combinations of leather and Alcantara, along with exclusive wood trim sets. The car also debuts an iBusiness multimedia system, with integrated Apple Mac and iPad components into the interior.

Now that’s the clincher on the whole deal right there (this writer is an Apple fan). No word yet on pricing, but expect it to get an outrageous price tag to match its power output figures.

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Tony Pimpo is a young automotive journalist who lives in Northern California. He believes the future of the automotive industry will depend in a large part on the recommendation of enthusiasts and Generation Y. More than ever, automakers lately have realized the power of Gen Y. Not only in regards to buying power, but in driving opinion and spreading a brand’s message through the internet and various forms of social media. His appreciation for cars formed at an early age, thanks to his dad, who has always been involved with cars in different ways over the years. Tony has contributed to various websites in his pursuits, and is on staff at GMInsideNews, where he has been writing since the age of 12.

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