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Celebrating a rather appropriate debut at the Dubai International Motor Show, here is the Brabus Rocket 900 Desert Gold Edition. As before, the Rocket 900 is based on the W222 Mercedes-AMG S-Class S 65 limousine, but features significant performance enhancements.

But more important here than its standard 6.0 litre V12 engine being stroked up to a 6.3 litre powerhouse that makes 900 hp and 1,500 Nm of torque courtesy also of a pair of uprated twin-turbochargers, the colour gold is the main element behind this Rocket’s uniqueness. Yes, lots of gold, just in case you couldn’t already tell.

The Rocket 900 Desert Gold Edition here is treated with a special “Desert Gold” paint that has been specifically created for this car. The theme continues inside, with some 300 parts in the cabin sharing the very same paint.

Just like the usual Brabus Rocket 900, the carbon-fibre exterior kit is left unpainted, but is finished with a coat of gloss that still maintains its stark contrast against the primary body colour. The aerodynamic enhancements include a front spoiler lip, front fenders, rear spoiler lip and rear diffuser.

All previously chromed exterior elements on the car have been finished with a glossy black paint, including the Brabus Monoblock F “Platinum Edition” 21-inch forged wheels and quad exhaust tips. The wheels get a special gold pin striping, while its high-performance tyres are provided by Pirelli and Yokohama in sizes of 255/35 at the front and 295/30 at the rear.

Moving inside, and it is business as usual when specifications and equipment is concerned, as you’d expect from a latest-gen W222 S-Class, but for the immense amount of gold-coloured items (all the way down to the foot pedals, even), set against the black upholstery and carbon-fibre trim elements.

As mentioned, the 6.3 litre V12 twin-turbo engine makes 900 hp and 1,500 Nm of torque. Forget century sprints, this Rocket is capable of sprinting from 0 to 200 km/h in just 9.1 seconds. If you must know, its century sprint is sorted in a matter of 3.7 seconds.

And as if the V12 didn’t provide enough of a sonorous soundtrack on its own, the Rocket 900 also has a high-performance exhaust system that is equipped with an actively-controllable butterfly valve for when you need the volume turned up to “11.”

GALLERY: Brabus Rocket 900 Desert Gold Edition


GALLERY: Brabus Rocket 900