For the relatively lower end of the C-class loving Brabus customer market you have the Brabus C-Class with bored and stroked 4.0 litre V6, and then on the opposite end of the market you have this monster – the Brabus Bullit.
Based on the W204 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, them engineers at Brabus have stuffed their frightening flagship 6.3 litre twin turbocharged V12 engine into it. Just a recap – this engine puts out 720 horsepower at 5,100rpm and 1,320Nm of torque from 2,100rpm on RON98 fuel. Yes, way over a thousand Newton meters of twisting action, but Brabus has taken the liberty of electronically limiting this to 1,100Nm of torque so that the car is actually driveable, not to mention to protect the gearbox and lengthen tyre lifespan.
A strengthened 5-speed automatic gearbox (4 speed plus 1 overdrive, 40% rear differential locking rate) sends power to the rear wheels, a few cogs less than most high powered supercars these days but to be honest with that kind of torque, I think it might just survive on just one gear from 0km/h to top speed. But with 5 cogs, you get from 0 to 100km/h in 3.9 seconds, and up to 200km/h in 10.49 seconds – much faster than most cars can even get to 100km/h. 300km/h is achievable in 24.5 seconds, and top speed is more than 360km/h.
The bodykit fitted on the Brabus Bullit has been wind-tunnel engineered and every little vent is functional, either providing cooling to the radiators or the front brakes, and their very shape minimizes aerodynamic lift. The engine bay hood is made of aluminium and features ventilation slots for cooling purposes. The Brabus rocker panels smoothen out the air stream along the sides of the car.
The aluminium fenders are flared, making the Bullit wider by 6cm compared to a standard W204. The extra width is necessary to accommodate the wide Brabus wheels wrapped with Yokohama Advan high-performance tyres – 265/30/ZR19 at the front and 285/30/ZR19 at the rear.
The Brabus height-adjustable coil-over suspension has been tuned to support the heavy V12 at the front and features 10 different selectable settings for bound and rebound. The setup uses a three-link, anti-dive geometry design with a sport sway bar at the front while the rear uses a 5-link, anti-dive and anti-squat design, also with a sport sway bar. Brakes are 12-pot aluminium fixed calipers and 380mmx37mm vented and grooved discs at the front, while the rear stoppers are 360mmx28mm discs with 6-pot aluminium fixed calipers.
Many more photos available after the jump.