Legendary Mercedes-Benz tuner Brabus has finally unveiled its first take on the stunning Mercedes-AMG GT S sports car, and already, even in this initial state of tune, the car is developing a meaty 600 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque. That, says Brabus, is enough for 0-62 mph acceleration in 3.6 seconds and a top speed of 201 mph.

Incredibly, the new output was generated merely with an engine ECU retune, proving that Mercedes-AMG’s new twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 still has a lot of potential. Specific areas to have been tweaked include the fuel injection, ignition timing and, of course, the boost pressure.

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But Brabus doesn’t stop there. The tuner also adds a set of forged wheels (20 inches up front and 21 in at the rear), new suspension with adjustments for damping and ride height, and a titanium exhaust system with an electronically controlled butterfly valve that allows you to adjust the volume of the exhaust from the cabin.

2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S by Brabus

2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S by Brabus

In addition to all this, Brabus adds a number of aerodynamic aids, all made from the same type of carbon fiber used in Formula One. The components were developed in the wind tunnel and include a front splitter, intake surrounds, side skirts and rear diffuser. Brabus says they help raise downforce while improving air flow around the car.

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Finally, for the interior, Brabus has developed some exclusive accessories such as carbon scuff plates with stainless-steel inserts and a backlit Brabus logo. The tuner also offers foot pedals and paddle shifters made from aluminum.

Brabus will present its Mercedes-AMG GT S at the upcoming Frankfurt Auto Show, where the tuner will also present a C63 with the same 600-hp upgrade as well as a G63 with 850 hp on tap. For more from the Frankfurt Auto Show, head to our dedicated hub.


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