2012 BRABUS 800 E V12 Cabriolet review and pictures

Posted on Sunday, 10 July 2011 , 16:07:33 byAngela

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BRABUS 800 E V12 Cabriolet

The 2012 BRABUS 800 E V12 Cabriolet represents the world's most powerful and fastest four-seater Cabrio, further expanding the heritage of the V12 family with an impressive output of 800 HP. It is undoubtedly a high-performance automobile of superlatives with a maximum speed of up to 370 km/h. Its starting price is of EUR 478,000. The engineers from BRABUS used precision work and craftsmanship to implant the BRABUS 800 V12 Biturbo engine and a reinforced five-speed automatic transmission. Further modifications to the engine's inner workings include cylinder heads optimized for mixture flow and sports camshafts. A more efficient turbocharging process is ensured by two special exhaust manifolds featuring larger turbochargers. The E-Class Cabriolet received a special stainless-steel high-performance exhaust system, while newly programmed mapping for the electronic engine management system coordinates the perfect interaction of all performance-increasing measures. The car is capable of attaining enormous speeds due to its sophisticated aerodynamic properties which are essential for active safety and directional stability. For further improved directional stability at extremely high speeds and to further increase cornering speeds, BRABUS widens the body of the E-Class Cabriolet. Guiding a maximum amount of cooling air to the radiators and front brakes, the BRABUS front apron was shaped so that it could reduce lift on the front axle.
Special suspension components provide a wider range of individual suspension settings as they are joined by a BRABUS coil-over suspension calibrated to the higher engine weight. The car's impressive performance is also emphasized by the BRABUS high-performance brake system, which features 380 x 37 millimeter, vented and grooved steel brake discs and 12-piston aluminum fixed calipers on the front axle. The interior is mainly exclusive, boasting an ergonomically shaped BRABUS steering wheel and inlays made from genuine carbon fiber on dashboard, center console and side trim, adding sporty highlights.