Top speed is 205 mph (330 km/h)
Brabus is only making 25 of them
Asking price is €381,243 ($447,322 in the US)
Brabus, the tuning company affiliated with Mercedes-Benz, is launching what could be the fastest SUV ever made during the 2021 Monaco Yacht Show.
To make such a vehicle, Brabus took the already quick AMG GLE 63s Coupe SUV and modified it extensively.
To begin with, the displacement of the V8 was increased from 4.0L to 4.4L and bigger turbos were fitted, as were more powerful fuel pumps and less restrictive exhausts. Stronger internals replace the standard ones to prevent the engine from destroying itself with the increase in power and torque.
Speaking of which, the 900 Rocket produces 888 horsepower and 774 lb-ft of torque, which gives it a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) time of 3.2 seconds and a top speed higher than any other SUV ever, at 330 km/h (205 mph).
Apparently, the engine could produce up to 992 lb-ft of torque but it is detuned because the transmission and other drivetrain components couldn’t handle this torque safely.
For comparison, the standard AMG GLE 63s produces 603 horsepower and 627 lb-ft, which allows it to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.7 seconds and to reach a top speed of 280 km/h (174 mph).
The 900 Rocket distinguishes itself from lesser GLE 63 models with exposed carbon fibre elements inside and outside and 24 inch wheels equipped with carbon aero discs.
Being a Brabus product, the 900 Rocket will be very exclusive and only 25 will be made. Each one of them will sell for €381,243 ($447,322 at current US dollar exchange rates).