The world of aftermarket tuning is a beautiful and wild thing. All over the world, aftermarket tuners pour all of their creative acumen and physical resources into augmenting cars to the highest possible degree. They make fast cars faster, luxurious cars more opulent, and continually push the envelope of what production cars can be. German standout BRABUS, known for their incredible work with Mercedes-Benz vehicles, has once again shown the world why they’re one of the best aftermarket tuning companies out there with their latest offering, the BRABUS 800.
True to form, the BRABUS 800 used the Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 4MATIC as a template and elevated the already stellar all-wheel-drive SUV to an unprecedented level of style, performance, and luxuriousness. BRABUS augmented the BRABUS 800’s 4.0L twin-turbo V8 engine with their signature PowerXtra B40S-800 performance upgrade, which resulted in a staggering 800hp and 701lb-ft of torque. These upgrades help launch the BRABUS 800 to a speedy 4.5-second 0-62 time and an eye-popping top speed of 186 mph. Of course, the BRABUS 800 wouldn’t be a BRABUS build if its looks didn’t match its heightened performance. Aesthetically speaking, BRABUS changed the Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 4MATIC’s shiny chrome exterior to feature a “dark shadow gray” glaze, as well as adding their Monoblock M “PLATINUM EDITION” hi-tech forged wheels in a king-sized 24-inch diameter. Moreover, the BRABUS designers developed aerodynamically efficient exposed-carbon bodywork components specifically for the BRABUS 800 to reduce lift at high speeds.
The interior of the BRABUS 800 is nothing short of magnificent, featuring a premium, soft, and breathable leather in a bright Leonis Orange color. For the back seats, BRABUS’ interior designers added a tailor-made business console with two retractable tables to accommodate the schedules of the busiest gearheads. Given the bespoke nature of BRABUS’ business model, each BRABUS 800 is built to order.