Brabus churns out another tuned S-Class, calls it “Masterpiece”
Brabus has already produced a handful of latest-gen Mercedes-Benz S-Class conversions, but the stretched Maybach version of the sedan had eluded its grasp – until now.
The team unabashedly calls the project ‘Brabus 600 Masterpiece’. The car is an S580 4Matic model boosted to deliver 600 PS (592 hp / 441 kW) and 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque to the asphalt. This enables it to sprint 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 4.5 seconds, but the electric speed limiter still kicks in at 250 km/h (155 mph).
On the outside, the styling is rather restrained and boils down to several carbon-fiber parts, most notably a front spoiler lip and a rear diffuser. The arches are occupied by 22-inch Dark Chrome rims, and the suspension sits 20 mm (0.8 in) lower than stock.
The interior attacks the viewer with a shrill turquoise trim only mildly attenuated by carbon-fiber accents, but customers are free to choose a less retina-burning color scheme if they want to, so it’s not an issue. What does seem odd, though, is the markings on the engine lid. There is a Brabus logo in the middle and a couple of V12 badges around it. The snag is, the Masterpiece only has eight cylinders under the hood. It’s the S680 flagship that has twelve. But one can dream, right?
Editor Andrew Raspopov
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