Let’s be honest, the new 2017 Mercedes-AMG S63 Cbariolet is not short on horsepower with it’s already insane 577-hp and 664 lb-ft of torque pumped out of the 5.5-liter twin-turbo V-8. That’s more than what the Mercedes flagship supercar AMG GTS offers with a mild 503-hp so it’s safe to say the cabriolet is well endowed.
But the boys at Brabus think you could add a bit of oomph to this cabriolet, a mighty Brabus 850 Mercedes-AMG S63 Cabriolet is the result of such tenacious endeavours. The Brabus 850 puts out a respectable 835-hp and 848 lb-ft of torque delivered to all four wheels making the Brabus 850 the fastest, most powerful four-seat cabriolet in the world.
But how did brabus manage to get 261-hp more out of the engine? They started by boring it out from 5.5-liters to 5.9-liters (Brabus says it’s a 6.0-liter) they also added forged pistons, a new crankshaft, connecting rods and re-machined heads. They also gave the Brabus 850 new special Brabus turbochargers that need new intake and piping. The new exhaust system also gets a complete new set of manifolds, downpipes and catalytic converters with an active exhaust controlled flap to adjust noise levels.
To add insult to injury; Brabus says their Brabus 850 Mercedes-AMG S63 Cabriolet is capable of achieving a 1,069 lb-ft torque figure which has been toned down for the sake of reliability. While a 0-60 mph sprint takes just 3.5 seconds, the mighty cabriolet shines after that by topping out at an electronically limited 217 mph. They say it can do more than that but the standard tires limit it from going any further without risking safety.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a Brabus without all of the visual finesse that takes place on the bodywork. Carbon fiber is scattered everywhere and Brabus Badging makes you know this is no regular Merc – nop, this is the Brabus 850 Mercedes-AMG S63 Cabriolet.