Brabus has already worked its magic on the latest-generation Mercedes S-Class, but this is the first time the German tuner has managed to get its hands on the stretched Maybach version. It’s called the “600 Masterpiece” (Yes really) and is based on the S580 4Matic with the V8. Curiously, the cheap-looking engine cover displays the company’s logo flanked by two large V12 logos reserved for the flagship S680 model.
Sinister in appearance, the amplified luxury sedan gained a subtle body kit with carbon fiber components with a gloss or matte finish to go with the dark chrome elements. Brabus claims that these spares are more than just for show as they serve a functional role. For example, the front spoiler lip has been perfected in the wind tunnel to reduce lift on the front axle and better route airflow to the front brakes and radiators.
At the rear, a carbon diffuser features two large cutouts for the generously sized rectangular tailpipes belonging to a custom sports exhaust. The murdered Maybach S-Class rolls on the famous Monoblock wheels of the tuner, measuring a stately 22 inches while presenting a dark chrome look. These new shoes are wrapped in Pirelli P Zero 265/35 ZR22 front and 305/30 ZR22 rear tires. Bottrop engineers have also moved the extra-long sedan closer to the road by 20 millimeters (0.8 inches) after tinkering with the air suspension.
As its name suggests, the 600 Masterpiece has had its twin-turbocharged V8 engine massaged to deliver 600 hp, which equates to 591 hp (441 kW). With an immense peak torque of 590 lb-ft (800 Nm), the upgraded Maybach S-Class now hits 62 mph (100 km/h) from rest in just four and a half seconds. Full throttle, the premium limo hits an electronically capped speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).
The real highlight is noticeable as soon as you open the doors as Brabus has draped the car’s interior in its finest leather, with a striking turquoise finish. It carries over to the floor mats and headliner while the generous carbon fiber treatment continues inside, even to the pedals with their rubber dots to prevent slipping.
If that interior is too much for your taste, the sky is the limit when it comes to customizing the Maybach S-Class since Brabus builds these cars to the exact specifications provided by the owner.