BRABUS 900 SUPERBLACK: That is the label under which the world’s largest independent automotive refinement specialist now offers a new, luxurious high-performance SUV. The name says it all: Inside and out, it is the color black that rules. The forged BRABUS Monoblock Z “PLATINUM EDITION” 24-inch wheels likewise sport this same color. To match the black paint finish, ‘Shadow Grey’ glazing was applied to all trim pieces that are chromed on the base vehicle. Exposed-carbon elements add sporty highlights on the body and in the interior.
The heart of this all-wheel-drive supercar is the BRABUS ROCKET 900 V8 twin- turbo engine with a displacement increase to 4.5 liters and a high-performance turbocharging system. After the modification the eight-cylinder produces a peak output of 662 kW / 900 hp (888 bhp) and a peak torque of 1,250 Nm (922 lb-ft), which is limited to 1,050 Nm (774 lb-ft) in the vehicle.
The BRABUS 900 SUPERBLACK sells for 370,550 euros MSRP (export price in Germany excluding 19 percent VAT).
The formula for the BRABUS ROCKET 900 V8 twin-turbo engine is as complex as it is well- established: more displacement produces more power. For this reason the cylinder volume of the four-valve, twin-turbo eight-cylinder is increased from stock 3,982 cc to 4,407 cc (243 to 269 cu in). This is achieved by enlarging the cylinder bore to 84 millimeters (3.3 in), complemented by the installation of accordingly sized forged pistons and high-performance connecting rods. A precision-balanced, billet custom crankshaft lengthens the stroke to exactly 100 millimeters (3.9 in).
The performance figures of the BRABUS 900 SUPERBLACK are outstanding
To realize the increase in power by 212 kW / 288 hp (284 bhp) compared to the production engine, which develops 450 kW / 612 hp (603 bhp), the turbocharging system was also redesigned. Two special BRABUS turbochargers with larger compressor unit and special core assembly with reinforced axial bearing produce a peak boost pressure of 1.4 bar. A pair of BRABUS BoostXtra valves ensure a thrilling blow-off noise when the driver lifts off the gas.
The exhaust side is upgraded with special downpipes with a diameter of 76 millimeters (3 in), and metal catalysts. Just as important for the superior power delivery is the BRABUS stainless high-performance exhaust system with actively controlled butterfly valves for managing the exhaust note. Drivers can switch between the whispering “Coming Home” mode and a throaty, pure V8 sound when the “Sport” option is activated. The four BRABUS tailpipes made from a combination of carbon and titanium are also an absolute visual treat.
The performance figures of the BRABUS 900 SUPERBLACK are outstanding: It produces its peak power of 662 kW / 900 hp (888 bhp)) at a low 6,200 rpm. Just as unrivalled is the gigantic peak torque of 1,250 Nm (922 lb-ft), which is already on tap at a low 2,900 rpm. In the vehicle, this figure is limited electronically to 1,050 Nm (774 lb-ft) in order to protect the drivetrain.
In order to further optimize the handling and make it even safer while making the car look sportier as the result of lowering, the suspension engineers of the tuner developed a custom control module for the air suspension. It decreases the ride height of the BRABUS 900 SUPERBLACK by 25 millimeters (1.0) compared to the base car.
The exclusive interior of the new supercar also includes a host of sporty carbon components
BRABUS interior design has been another strong suit of the German dream factory for decades. The in-house upholstery shop created an equally exclusive and comfortable BRABUS MASTERPIECE interior for the new supercar crafted with consummate craftsmanship and precision. Matching the paint finish, the interior is dominated by especially soft and skin-friendly black leather, complemented with some areas covered in Alcantara, for example the headliner.
This exquisite interior design also demonstrates the great love of detail that characterizes the work of the BRABUS upholstery shop in the styling of the upholstery. A typical example of this is the precise shell-shaped quilting on the seat surfaces and the inner segments of the door panels. In addition, these leather sections feature perforations applied with pinpoint precision. The floor of the vehicle cabin and the entire trunk are quilted in the same design. Components such as the sun visors embossed with the “77” logo commemorate the year 1977 when BRABUS was founded.
The exclusive interior of the new supercar also includes a host of sporty carbon components. Parts of the steering wheel rim are made from this composite as are the bezels in the dashboard, the door panels and the center console. Classy scuff plates with BRABUS logo that changes color in sync with the ambient interior lighting at all four doors and the tailgate add further appealing touches.
In keeping with the cockpit all in black, matt ‘Shadow Grey’ glazing was applied to all controls, air vents, speaker grilles and surrounds. Sporty accessories in the interior are the aluminum paddle shifters, pedals and door-lock pins covered with black glazing.