BRABUS recently unveiled one of the most outrageously flamboyant cars I’ve seen in a while. In the land of wealth and supercars, the Rocket 900 Desert Gold Edition was unveiled at the Dubai Motor show late last year, and even there, it managed to stand out in the crowd. But there is more to this eyecatcher than looks…
BRABUS chose an absolutely fantastic car to modify, with the super sexy Mercedes S 65 AMG being their car of choice. The modifications begin in the performance department, where BRABUS have implemented the use of unique turbochargers, ECU tuning, and various other engine components, to produce a mouth watering 1500Nm of torque!!! Yes, that’s 1500Nm, one thousand five hundred, it was not a typo! I think a moment of silence for all those poor tyres is in order. To bring such enormous power down to a controllable level, and to bring the destruction of tyres down to a minimum, BRABUS have limited the Rocket 900 to ‘just’ 1200Nm. The results of this is a car which, for once, lives up to it’s name, and reaches 100km/h from a standstill in just 3.7 seconds. You’ve got to remember that there is a lot of car which is being logged along up to that speed, which makes that statistic even more impressive.
In the aesthetic department, you won’t be surprised to find out that the Desert Gold Edition means that almost every possible bit of trim is gold. To prevent the car looking obnoxiously pretentious, and also to stop it looking like a flashy taxi, BRABUS have used a mix of black and carbon fibre trims to accentuate the vast and extensive use of gold. This is certainly a car which will remind you, and others for that matter, of all your wealth!
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