The 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600 is certainly no slouch with its ample 523 horsepower and 612 pound-feet of torque, but if you’re the type that needs your luxury behemoth to keep up with top sports models, then Brabus has just what you need. The German tuner is intimately familiar with the latest S-Class as it was responsible for much of the engineering work done on the extra-long Mercedes-Maybach S600 Pullman.
For the regular Mercedes-Maybach S600, the firm has developed a comprehensive tuning package that sees the car deliver as much as 887 horsepower. It makes the car more powerful than even Porsche’s 918 Spyder, and it totally decimates the latest crop of supercars when it comes to torque: the peak figure registers at a staggering 1,106 pound-feet. It means owners of the Brabus-tuned Mercedes-Maybach S600 will see 0-62 mph acceleration of just 3.7 seconds and a top speed in excess of 217 mph.
The tuning package is called the Brabus Rocket 900. The firm’s high-tech engine shop employs the tried and tested principle of increasing the engine’s displacement, achieved via a custom billet crankshaft with longer stroke in concert with a larger cylinder bore, matching forged pistons and precision-balanced connecting rods. The result is an increase in displacement for the Mercedes-Maybach S600’s V-12 engine from 6.0 to 6.3 liters.
Along with the new internals, the engineers also add bigger turbochargers, which are adapted to the V-12 engine with the help of special exhaust manifolds. In addition, the conversion includes large-diameter down pipes, high-flow catalytic converters, and a high-flow exhaust system made from stainless-steel. The gearbox is also enhanced to handle all of the torque, and to aid agility the suspension is lowered by almost an inch. The list of modifications is rounded out by a custom body kit and a set of 21-inch forged wheels, the latter wrapped in 255/35 size tires up front and huge 295/30 size tires at the rear.
For the interior, the firm’s upholstery shop creates perfectly finished leather interiors tailored to the requests of the buyer. This includes an almost limitless variety of types of leather and Alcantara in any desired color, which can be finished in any desired upholstery design. Just as individual is the range of precious wood or carbon fiber inlays, which are also available in any desired color and with a variety of surface finishes. And since this is Brabus we’re talking about, the company will also happily add armor protection to the car should you desire.