The New Worlds Fastest SUV has Comparatively Tiny Exhaust Tips
Based on the Mercedes-Benz GLE 63 S 4MATIC Coupe, it’s fairly apparent that the 900 Rocket Edition oozes almost toxic levels of gaudiness. It doesn’t matter what angle you choose, you’ll find something that only belongs on such an outrageous vehicle. From its 24-inch BRABUS Monoblock “Platinum Edition” Z high-tech forged wheels finished with Aero Discs, to its bright red interior and carbon exterior accents it screams aggressiveness. And what it packs under the bonnet is equally serious.
|Engine size||4407 cm3|
|Power||662 kW / 900 hp|
|0-100 km/h||3.2 s|
|0-60 mph||3.2 s|
|Vmax||330 km/h / 205 mph|
When it comes to tuning brands, most won’t venture beyond the old ‘tune and exhaust’ combination – think every modified VW Golf on the road. Others such as Brabus go the extra mile by extracting the full potential of the engine with upgraded turbochargers and internal components. Here in the case of the 900 Rocket Edition, Brabus adds the full parts catalogue, extracting so much power that they have to electronically limited the torque of the engine to save gearbox and driveline components. The displacement of the engine has been increased to 4.5litres with the use of CNC milled components and the turbochargers have been modified to suit.
The interior of the Brabus 900 Rocket Edition matches the gaudy exterior with red accents and carbon throughout. Completely re-trimmed and tailored to the customer’s preferences, you’d struggle to find a piece on the interior that hasn’t been touched. We particularly love the floor mats, shifting paddles, and attention to detail found in the door lock pins, and pedals.
It’s worth noting that to achieve the claimed top speed of 205mph the car must be fitted with 23-inch BRABUS Monoblock Y “Platinum Edition” forged wheels and Continental high-performance tires. We can’t even begin to imagine how much these would cost, especially when you consider the included Vredestein tires in 355 rear width cost AU$1000 each. The Conti’s and forged wheels would be upwards of $20,000 easy. Regardless, with only 25 Brabus 900 Rocket Editions to be built, expect these to sell out almost instantly and fall into the hands of the mega-rich Rodeo Drive flex’ers.