hp @ 6500 rpm
(from Brabus Press
Release) World Debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2008
An idea from yacht
design finds its way into the automotive world: The SLR McLaren
roadster BRABUS and its Tender for the City, the ultimate city
sports car BRABUS ULTIMATE 112, both with absolutely identical paint
and equipment. BRABUS (
offers both exclusive speedsters with special snow-white paint for a
package price of 699,000 Euros; a very special offer from BRABUS for
all owners of an SLR or Maybach.
The sportiest drop-top Mercedes of all time, the SLR McLaren
Roadster, is fitted by BRABUS with more than just a top-quality
white carbon-fiber skin. The exterior is treated to an aerodynamics
update, engine tuning and custom-tailored 20-inch wheels further
optimize handling and performance, and the interior adds even more
touches of exclusivity.
To give the SLR even better looks while at the same time reducing
lift on the front axle the BRABUS designers have developed a front
spoiler that is attached to the stock bumper. This aerodynamics
component was optimized in the wind tunnel. It is made from exposed
carbon fiber, making it especially light and extremely robust. The
rear apron is upgraded with a BRABUS diffuser also made from exposed
carbon fiber. It replaces its production counterpart.
The sportier appearance of the SLR Roadster is further characterized
by the BRABUS Monoblock VI 20-inch Platinum Edition wheels that fill
out the wheel arches perfectly. The fully polished three-piece
wheels with six double spokes are mounted on the sports car in size
9.5Jx20 in front and in size 11.5Jx20 on the rear axle. Thanks to
their high-tech design that features a forged aluminum rim and a
billet aluminum center the BRABUS 20-inch wheels are lighter than
the 19-inch turbine-design wheels optionally available for the SLR
High-performance tires in sizes 255/30 ZR 20 and 305/25 ZR 20 are
supplied by BRABUS technology partners Pirelli and YOKOMAMA. The
tire/wheel combination is custom-tailored for SLR coupe and
roadster, and has more than just a visual effect: handling benefits
from the switch to even lower aspect ratio tires and the lower rim
Thus equipped the drop-top SLR is fit for BRABUS engine tuning. The
tuning kit for the 5.5-liter supercharged engine consists of special
camshafts and a fuel-cooling system. Power output increases by 24 hp
/ 18 kW to 650 hp (641 hp SAE net) / 478 kW at 6,500 rpm.
BRABUS also offers a special clutch-type limited-slip differential
with a locking rate of 40 percent for the SLR. It optimizes traction
and thus acceleration performance further: The tuned SLR Roadster
rockets from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.6 seconds and
reaches a top speed of 337 km/h (211 mph).
Exclusive BRABUS cockpit design is characterized by precision
handwork down to the last detail. The company-own upholstery shop
created a striking combination of lipstick-red leather and black
Alcantara. The waffle-pattern stitching of the SLR leather footwells
alone - a special BRABUS exclusive - uses some 7,800 meters of the
finest red thread.
The BRABUS sport steering wheel for the SLR is a sporty and highly
functional BRABUS option. The wheel has a flattened bottom for
easier entering and exiting and provides optimal grip with its
combination of perforated leather and Alcantara. The BRABUS steering
wheel features buttons integrated into the spokes for manually
shifting the gears of the SLRs automatic transmission without
taking the hands off the wheel.
Sporty BRABUS carbon-fiber applications for dashboard, center
console and door trim transfer the racing look of the BRABUS
exterior components into the interior. The interior components are
made from exposed carbon-fiber and can be color-coordinated with the
leather color upon customer request.
The tender to the SLR in the white BRABUS fleet is the BRABUS
ULTIMATE 112. It represents the ideal complement for city driving.
The drop-top two-seater is built based on the latest smart fortwo
In addition to its special paint identical to the SLR the ultimate
city sports car features a muscular body kit with front spoiler,
rocker panels and BRABUS WIDESTAR fender flares front and back.
The larger wheel arches provide space for a tire/wheel combination
that for this class of cars is highly unusual. The liquid-white
BRABUS Monoblock VI double-spoke wheels are mounted on the front
axle in size 7Jx18 with size 205/35 R 18 high-performance tires.
8.5Jx18 wheels with size 235/30 R 18 tires on the rear axle provide
slip-free traction for the 112 horses under the hood.
The height-adjustable BRABUS coil-over suspension is specially
calibrated to the ultra-low profile tires and the wider track. It
combines direct, safe and sporty handling with excellent ride
With these modifications the ULTIMATE 112 offers the perfect
platform for the powerful BRABUS three-cylinder turbo engine. It
produces a maximum power output of 112 hp (110 hp SAE net) / 82.4 kW
at 5,600 rpm. Even more important for everyday driving is the peak
torque of 150 Nm, available on a plateau from 3,330 to 3,900 rpm, an
exceptional figure for a car in its class.
Shifting in the BRABUS ULTIMATE 112 is done either automatically or
the sporty F1 way with shift paddles on the ergonomically shaped
BRABUS sport steering wheel.
With sprint times from 0 60 km/h (38 mph) of 3.9 seconds, 9.5
seconds to 100 km/h (62 mph) and an electronically limited top speed
of 170 km/h (106 mph) the snow-white roadster is the ultimate city
sports car and thus the optimal tender to the SLR.
The cars performance is accompanied acoustically by the sounds of
the BRABUS stainless-steel sport exhaust with its characteristic
dual cast aluminum tailpipes.
Exquisite highlights also abound in the interior of the ULTIMATE
112: Like its big brother its interior is upholstered in a
combination of especially soft and breathable lipstick-red BRABUS
Mastik leather and black Alcantara.
Embossed BRABUS emblems are part of the exclusive concept as are
accents such as speedometer, tach and clock, instrument bezels,
dashboard trim, turn signal lever and door handles, all
color-coordinated with the exterior color. Stainless-steel foot
pedals with rubber pads and an aluminum shifter and emergency brake
lever add a bit of racing atmosphere.
Climate control system, radio and a navigation system for quick
navigating in the city are also part of the two-seaters standard
Both vehicles in the white BRABUS fleet are available as a package
or separately. Customers can freely choose their personal exterior
and interior colors.