2010 Geneva: Brabus E V12 Coupe, Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe gets 788-hp

At the 2010 Geneva Motor Show today, Brabus displayed the new E V12 Coupe – describing it as the world’s fastest Gran Turismo.

Based on the new 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe, power for the E V12 Coupe comes from a SV12 R Biturbo 800 V12 engine making 788-hp with a maximum torque of 1,047 lb-ft. The basis for this engine is the 12-cylinder twin-turbo engine from the latest Mercedes 600 models. Displacement of the engine was increased from 5.5 to 6.3 liters with the help of a special crankshaft, larger cylinder bore and correspondingly larger pistons. Both three-valve cylinder heads are optimized for mixture flow, and fitted with sport camshafts.

After all is said and done, the E V12 Coupe runs from 0-62 mph in just 3.7 seconds and 0-124 mph in 9.9 seconds. Without the limiter the E V12 Coupe is capable of a top speed in excess of 230 mph.

To keep the performance of the E V12 in check, Brabus also added some aerodynamic upgrades. Designers hit the wind tunnel to develop a body conversion kit made from high-strength, lightweight carbon fiber.

Brabus E V12 Coupe (2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe):

– By: Kap Shah