Pound for pound, the Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG is the muscle of the European market. Not only it is sophisticated, it comprises of sheer brute force with its forced-induction V12 engine, and that is reason why Bradus tuning company chose this vehicle as its tuner. Bradus has also announced that its new Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG-Based Bradus 800 Roadster will go live at the Geneva Show next.
In stock form, the Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG is equipped with a twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter V12 engine producing a staggering 621 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque, and that is a lot of power for most us can handle. And not to mention the sticker price as well, which costs about $214,500.
With those numbers above, one would think it is over extravagant to own such a beastly beast, but not to Bradus and its clientele. The rules haven’t change since the day of the muscle cars in America, bigger is better, no matter what. And when it comes to horsepower, bigger is definitely better. So Bradus done the thinkable, the company tuned the V12 engine to boost out 800 horsepower and 1,047 pound-feet of torque.
The increase in power is accomplished by new exhaust manifolds with integrate turbine housings, bigger turbochargers, and new four water-to-air intercoolers. Yes, four! That is just crazy. In addition, the company also added low-restriction exhaust and a custom engine map to boost up the fuel curve. And all this is done while in compliance with Euro V emission.
According to Bradus, the modified 800 Roadster equipped with an AMG Speedshift Plus 7G-Tronic transmission can accelerate from 0-62 mph in a mere 3.7 seconds, and reaching a speed of 124 mph in 9.8 seconds. To top it off, it can reach 217 mph with no sweat, which got limited by an electronic speed governor.
We were going explain the details of its interior and exterior, but we let the pictures do the talking this time. Now here comes money question for all these upgrades – how much will it cost extra? The upgrades add another $100,000 to the sticker price.