If you’re reading this article, then you’re probably a fan of Mercedes-Benz. It is one of the most popular and sought after luxury car brands in the world. In fact, they’re referred to as, “the World’s Leading Luxury Carmaker”.
The company is still on the rise, in regards to growth, as they have increased their Mercedes-AMG, Mercedes-Maybach and Mercedes-Benz Van production. They are known for their Sprinter Vans, coaches, trucks, as well as their luxury vehicles. As Mercedes-Benz production has increased, so has demand for after-market Mercedes-Benz that have been modified to the highest levels of performance. Many of these after-market manufacturers and modified models are well known within the Mercedes-Benz community, but the Mercedes-Benz Brabus Cabrio has become one of the most sought after vehicles in this group.
The Mercedes-Benz Brabus Cabriolet, also known as the Mercedes-Benz Brabus Cabrio, is an after-market modified vehicle by Brabus. What this means, is that this car is modified after the original make of the model is finished by Mercedes-Benz.
Brabus, founded in 1977, is a German company that specializes in what is known as automobile refinement and have been in the business for nearly 40 years. The company was started by Bodo Buschmann, who initially just wanted to modify his own cars but soon realized that most of the existing modifiers that were available simply could not meet his unique requirements. This is when, with a friend, he chose to start his own company. His friend, Klaus Brackman, was brought in because it was required that you have two people, minimally, in order to start a company. His friend went on to actually sell his shares of the company early because he did not have much interest in modifying cars or running a business. This is where the name Brabus comes from by combining Bra- and Bus- from their last name, respectively. Brabus also sells cars, tunes cars, builds super-cars, and sell multiple accessories through their online shop.
They focus on specializing Mercedes-Benz Smart Vehicles, Mercedes-Benz, and Mercedes-Maybach vehicles. They have now become the largest Mercedes-Benz tuner outside of Mercedes-AMG. One of the notable, of many, vehicles they have produced, is the Mercedes-Benz Brabus Cabriolet.
The Mercedes-Benz Brabus Cabriolet is hailed as the “…world’s fastest and most powerful four-seat Cabriolet”. This vehicle can go from 0 to 62 miles per hour in just 3.5 seconds. This is unprecedented acceleration and is one of the reasons why there are so many admirers and spectators of this automobile.
The engine has been increased in comparison to its typical size. While the car would typically have a 5.5-litre V8 engine, the modification takes it to 5.9-litres. In regards to the car’s more detailed specifications, Top Gear expresses that “Brabus has also fitted a forged crankshaft, forged pistons and forged connecting rods, while the two cylinder heads have been machined for maximum power delivery. There is a pair of new turbochargers with bigger compressors, along with a new carbon intake, carbon air ducts, and gold heat reflection for the charge-air pipes. Also, a new exhaust manifold and a 3-inch stainless steel sports exhaust with the all-important butterfly valves to allow the selection of low noise or lots of noise when the valves are open”. The brake horsepower on this luxurious car is measuring in at an 838 and the car can go up to a breakneck 217 miles per hour.
With all these added qualities to such an already exceptional vehicle, one does not have to ponder long to realize why the Mercedes-Benz Brabus Cabriolet is one of the most in demand after-market modified vehicles that you can come across in today’s automobile market. In comparison to its contemporaries, it matches up very well in terms of speed and power. Drivers convey that, “the Bentley Continental GTC, Rolls-Royce Dawn, and Aston Martin Vanquish Volante all take longer to reach highway pace, stop short of the Brabus’ top speed, and pack less power – as does, incidentally, the twelve-cylinder Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabrio. While the Hennessey Venom GT Spyder and Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse can go faster, those open-top cars don’t have cabriolet-style folding roofs.”
This car can be yours for $225,000 dollars, which is not surprising given its extensive qualities, and still a discount from the $1 million Mercedes-Maybach S600 Pullman.If you find yourself looking for a car in that price range, this could be a sensational choice for a new, luxurious vehicle.