Mercedes-Benz CL600 based Brabus 800 Coupe goes up to 217 mph

Brabus, the German tuner popular for its work on Mercedes-Benz models, has tuned the CL 600 to squeeze out more horsepower and add some sleek styling mods, resulting in the Brabus 800 Coupe.

The Mercedes-Benz CL 600 comes stock with a V12 that puts out 510-hp and 612 lb-ft, yet power mods are still where this tuner leaves its lasting impression. Brabus took the motor’s displacement to 6.3-liters, up from 5.5- liters, with a larger cylinder bore and forged pistons. Also, the tuner swapped out Benz’s turbo for its own, and replaced the standard crankshaft with one that has a longer stroke. The result? An awesome 788-hp and 1,047 lb-ft of torque (electronically limited to 811 lb-ft).

The five-speed automatic 800 Coupe gets all the way up to 217-mph before the governer kicks in, and the car goes 0-62 mph in only 3.9 seconds.

Mods for the exterior include 21-inch wheels, a module that can lower the car down by 25mm, and gets stopping power provided by the tuner’s own high performance break system.

The interior is a high contrast mix of black Alcantara and white leather with diamond stitching, and has carbon fiber accents throughout the car, aluminum pedals, and a sport steering wheel.

– By: Alexandra Koken