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Brabus Rockets Past 1,000HP Milestone with Limited Edition Rocket 1000

Brabus has shattered the 1,000 horsepower barrier in a production car for the first time with its latest creation, the Rocket 1000 "1 of 25" edition....

Brabus, the renowned German tuning house, has shattered the 1,000 horsepower barrier in a production car for the first time with its latest creation, the Rocket 1000 “1 of 25” edition. Although the figure, when converted to brake horsepower, falls just shy at 986bhp, it still marks a significant milestone for the powerhouse modifier. This limited edition, based on the hybridized AMG GT 63 S E Performance, is set to captivate automotive enthusiasts with its awe-inspiring performance.

In the pursuit of pushing boundaries, Brabus left no stone unturned, making substantial modifications to the twin-turbocharged V8 engine. The displacement has been increased from 4.0 to 4.5 liters, accompanied by a bespoke crankshaft, new pistons, high-performance turbochargers, and a revamped stainless steel exhaust system. The 201bhp electric motor and 6.1kWh battery of the E Performance variant remain untouched, contributing to the overall power output.

The comprehensive overhaul extends to the electronic control unit (ECU), ensuring seamless integration of the enhanced components. Remarkably, Brabus had to impose a torque limit of 774lb ft to safeguard the drivetrain, as the untamed output could potentially reach a staggering 1,342lb ft. The result of this engineering prowess is a blistering 0-62mph time of 2.6 seconds, with a top speed electronically capped at 196mph.

Limited to just 25 units, the Rocket 1000 boasts a distinctive carbon fiber widebody, expanding the GT 4dr’s width by 6.7cm. The interior indulges in luxury, featuring carbon accents, quilted leather, and a meticulous attention to detail. The vehicle’s suspension has also been upgraded, allowing for a drop in ride height by up to 20mm from the standard configuration.

While pricing details are yet to be disclosed, it’s evident that the epitome of Brabus engineering excellence comes with a price tag befitting its status as the most powerful Brabus creation to date.

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