Earlier this summer, German tuner BRABUS unveiled an off-the-wall take on the Mercedes-AMG G63 SUV. Dubbed the ‘900 Rocket Edition,’ it effectively married the spacious utilitarianism of a G-Wagen to the track-tuned performance of a supercar. With 900hp and 922lb-ft of torque on tap, it could spring to 62 mph in a blistering 3.7s before topping out at 174 mph.
Well, BRABUS is back once again with some more Rocket Edition insanity. This time, however, it’s a car based on the GLE 63S Coupe, and what results is something they’re claiming to be the fastest SUV in the world. Under the hood, you’ll find that BRABUS has reworked the twin-turbo 4.5L V8 to produce (expectedly) 900hp and 922lb-ft. While that yielded some undeniably impressive results in the case of the G, the Coupe betters its boxy counterpart with a 3.2s 0-62mph time and a 205mph top speed. In other words, it really is a rocket. Accordingly, then, the AMG GLE also gets other BRABUS goodies, including an Airmatic Sports suspension controller, a host of carbon fiber components, as well as a set of carbon-titanium tailpipes. Inside, the interior is equally outrageous, swathed in Alcantra, carbon fiber, and fine leather, and accented by some eye-catching red anodized metal. Riding on a set of 24-inch forged wheels covered with carbon aero discs, it’s truly a sight to see.
As before, Brabus is building just 25 of these Rocket Edition GLE Coupes, and they certainly don’t come cheap. You can order one for yourself today starting at $447,030.
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