Brabus Mercedes-AMG GT S is Simply Better
It’s been more than a week since we reported on a tuning program for the Mercedes-AMG GT S, which is far too long, right? Well fear not, because Brabus has announced its entry into the biturbo Benzo supercar upgrading sweepstakes. And while it might not seem dramatically different from stock, it’s been altered where it counts.
The alterations on the outside consist of a rather restrained carbon fiber body kit (which includes a rear wing and different fender vent inserts) that Brabus designed with the help of wind tunnel testing. The company says the new parts increase downforce at high speed while, at the same time, smoothing out airflow around the car. And speaking of smooth, the sweet new Brabus Monoblock F wheels (20” fronts, 21” rears) can certainly be described as such, while a suspension lowering kit and stainless steel exhaust system also contribute to an enhanced driving experience. Inside, Brabus installs carbon fiber door sill plates and pedals and shift paddles made of aluminum. Again, nothing radical, but pretty effective.
The same can be said of the change made under the hood. Yes, we said change, as in one of them. Brabus only reprogrammed the ECU, yet the 4.0L twin-turbo V8’s output has grown from 503 horsepower and 479 lb.-ft of torque to 592 horsepower and 553 lb.-ft. Brabus says those bigger numbers will help the car blast to 62 mph in 3.6 seconds and onward to a 201 mph top speed. Oh, and if you’re looking for something more practical, the company will also perform the ECU reflash for the Mercedes-AMG C63 S, which uses the same engine. Regardless of which vehicle you choose, we’re guessing you’ll be pleased as punch with the result.