Brabus took up the tuning of Porsche and Rolls-Royce cars – Autoreview

Throughout its 45 years of existence, Brabus has been tuning Mercedes, as well as cars from related brands Maybach and smart. There were exceptions to this rule, but only episodic ones. In 1994, the Bugatti EB110 supercar was modified, but then only one copy was built. And after that there were attempts to tune Tesla electric vehicles, although they almost did not affect the technique. But now the search for new partners (or victims?) has resumed. Brabus is expanding its portfolio and has already announced the tuning of Porsche and Rolls-Royce cars.

Three cars have already been built – these are the Rolls-Royce Ghost and Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet gasoline models, as well as the Porsche Taycan Turbo S electric car. All of them have been finalized in the same way: a carbon fiber body kit, additional aerodynamic elements, original forged wheels. The interiors have been redesigned in a snobby corporate style with contrasting trim, although this has affected Rolls-Royce to a lesser extent: only carbon fiber inserts have been added to it.

All three cars have improved suspension: electronically controlled adaptive adjustable shock absorbers are installed, which can reduce ground clearance by 20-25 mm. And for Taikan, the list of changes is over: as in the case of Tesla, Brabus specialists did not touch the electrical engineering. Recall that the Turbo S version has two electric motors already “from the factory” that can produce 761 hp. and 1050 Nm.

The redesigned Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet has been given the new name Brabus 820, which, in keeping with the company’s tradition, reflects the power of the engine. The 3.7 boxer biturbo engine was replaced with turbochargers, a control unit, an exhaust system and a number of other elements, so the output increased from 650 hp. and 800 Nm up to 820 hp and 950 Nm. Acceleration time to “hundreds” was reduced from 2.8 to 2.5 s, and the maximum speed increased from 330 to 340 km / h.

The gigantic 6.75-liter V12 engine installed under the hood of the Rolls-Royce Ghost sedan is also boosted – from the standard 571 hp. and 850 Nm up to 700 hp and 950 Nm. As a result, the Brabus 700 made from Rolls can accelerate to “hundreds” in 4.6 s versus 4.8 s for the base model, but the maximum speed limiter (250 km / h) is retained. Brabus has already opened the acceptance of orders for tuning three new models, and, apparently, the expansion of the range is not over at this point.