Last summer Brabus built an E-Class sedan powered by a biturbo V12 that captured the honor of being called the World's Fastest Sedan by reaching a velocity of 218 mph. Brabus has just broken its own record using the Brabus Rocket, which we first met in Frankfurt last year. The Rocket is based on the Mercedes-Benz CLS and is also propelled by a biturbo V12 producing 730 hp, which was enough to power the big Benz to an incredible top speed of 225.19 mph. The Rocket was also able to snap off a 0-60 run in 4.0 seconds flat.
The Rocket is not just a one-off, either. You can buy your own from Brabus for EUR 348,000.
More pictures of the Rocket's record run and the full press release from Brabus can be found after the jump...
[Source: Brabus via eMercedesBenz]
BRABUS ROCKET - The World's Fastest Sedan
362.4 km/h: The BRABUS ROCKET, built in small-series production based on the Mercedes CLS series, is the world's fastest sedan. During test runs on the high-speed track in the southern Italian town of Nardo the high-performance automobile improved upon the previous record of 350.2 km/h, held also by BRABUS with the E V12 Biturbo.
In addition to the top speed of 362.4 km/h, limited electronically for street-legal operation to 350 km/h, the BRABUS ROCKET also offers acceleration at the highest level: 0 - 100 km/h in 4.0 seconds, 0 - 200 km/h in 10.5 seconds, 0 - 300 km/h in 29.5 seconds. Power is transferred to the rear wheels via a modified five-speed automatic transmission and the BRABUS locking differential.
The BRABUS ROCKET engine and the entire drivetrain are operated with high-performance lubricants from technology partner ARAL. Naturally the unique performance of the world's fastest sedan must be kept safely in check at all times. In order to do so BRABUS in cooperation with Bilstein has developed a custom-calibrated height-adjustable coil-over suspension with gas-pressure shocks for the ROCKET. The shocks feature six settings each for bound and rebound.
Maximum size and state-of-the-art materials characterize the BRABUS high-performance brake system of the ROCKET. The front axle features vented ceramic brake discs in size 375 x 36 mm and 12-piston aluminum fixed calipers. Vented and perforated steel discs in size 355 x 28 mm and 6-piston aluminum fixed calipers on the rear axle complete this efficient and strong brake system.
The giant size of the brake components and the enormous vehicle performance necessitate the use of BRABUS Monoblock VI or S light-alloy wheels with 19-inch diameter. BRABUS technology partner Yokohama made the record run possible with the help of its ADVAN high-performance tires. The perfect tire/wheel combination for the BRABUS ROCKET features 8.5Jx19 wheels in front with 255/35 ZR 19 tires and 10Jx19 rims with 285/30 ZR 19 tires on the rear axle.
For high-speed fans there is now the BRABUS polo shirt "Special High-Speed Testing Edition." The high-quality shirt is available in the BRABUS online shop at www.brabus.com in sizes S through XXL.