Brabus launches the 900 Rocket Edition and claims it is the fastest road crossover in the world with a top speed of 205 miles per hour (330 kilometers per hour). The high-speed machine makes its debut at the Monaco Yacht Show 2021.
The 900 Rocket is based on the AMG GLE 63S Coupe. It develops 888 horsepower (662 kilowatts) and 774 pound-feet (1,050 Newton-meters) of torque. That’s enough muscle for the crossover to hit 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in 3.2 seconds. Technically, the engine is capable of producing 922 lb-ft (1250 Nm), but Brabus detuns it for this application in order to protect the transmission components.
In comparison, the standard GLE 63 has 603 hp (450 kW) and 627 lb-ft (850 Nm), which allows the vehicle to reach 62 mph in 3.7 seconds.
To achieve the significant increase in power, Brabus increased the engine displacement to 4,407 cm3 from the original 3,982 cm3. This comes from the enlargement of the bores to 84 millimeters and the stroke to 100 millimeters. New parts include larger forged pistons, a billet crankshaft, and longer forged piston rods.
Other powertrain modifications include replacing the stock turbos with units with a larger supercharger and reinforced axial bearing. Updated fuel pumps have a higher flow rate. The larger downpipes are 2.9 inches (75 millimeters) in diameter and they flow into a stainless steel exhaust through tailpipes with titanium and carbon fiber finishes.
Brabus decorates the exterior of the 900 Rocket with a variety of carbon fiber components with an exposed finish. It rolls on 24 inch forged wheels with aerodynamic carbon discs. Inside there is a mix of leather and Alcantara with carbon fiber trim.
Brabus only manufactures 25 units of the 900 Rocket. If you want one, the asking price is € 381,243 ($ 447,322 at current exchange rates).