The Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S is one gorgeous, high-performance car that’s guaranteed to make heads turn whenever it cruises by. It’s kind of hot. Brabus, of course, is never content with just hot cars, so they set out to tweak the AMG GT S so it’s officially fire. Or as close to it without torching the entire thing to a crisp.
Going by the mantra of “you can never have enough power in a sports car,” the company built a plug-and-play performance kit called the PowerXtra B40-600 that’s adapted to the electronics of the GT S’ eight-cylinder twin-turbo engine. Boasting a new mapping for injection and ignition, as well as an increase in boost pressure, it prods the engine to put out an extra 90 horsepower and 74 pound-feet of torque, giving an erstwhile powerful car even more power.
With the modification in tow, the Brabus Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S gets upgraded to a whopping 600 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque, allowing it to go from standstill to 62 in as little as 3.6 seconds, with the top speed jumping up to 201 mph. That’s not all Brabus did, of course. Aside from the engine tuning, they decked the ride in a selection of clear-coated carbon components to improve aerodynamics, lighter Monoblock F forged wheels, an adjustable sports suspension (multiple settings for damping and ride height), and a lightweight titanium exhaust system with electronically-controlled sound management. The cabin gets a lift, too, with new leather, carbon, and wood panels adorning the space.
The Brabus Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S will make its debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show.