The Mercedes SL65 AMG Black Series is already an impressive car, but the Brabus tuning company had to modify it even further for a customer in Dubai. Calling it the Vanish, Brabus hooked up the Mercedes SL65 with larger turbos, huge brakes, a new transmission, matte black wrap, and a strange plastic piece on the hood to push 800 horsepower.
The Mercedes SL65 AMG Black Series tuned 6.0-liter twin-turbo V12 output is boosted to the 800 hp mark, up from the SL65 AMG Black Series’ factory 670 hp. Making the magic happen is the Brabus’ T65 RS performance kit, which includes two enhanced turbochargers, a new intercooler with 4 water/air heat-exchangers, an additional radiator, three electric high performance coolant pumps, a dynamic pressure lowering metal catalytic converter and BRABUS’ software programming for the engine ECU. The end result is a 0-62 mph time of 3.6 seconds (down from the standard SL65 AMG Black Series’ 3.8 seconds) and a top speed of about 205 mph.
Inside, leather and Alcantara add additional styling elements to the BRABUS Vanish SL65 AMG Black Series. Also notable is the addition of red stitching, with the seats, dashboard, middle console, door panels, steering wheel and floor mats all boasting the red accents. Other changes include the powerdome hood conversion, matte black paint, bigger brakes to make it drivable and a new speedometer with a top speed of 360 km/h.
As for the Brabus Mercedes SL65 Vanish’s pricing, you’re looking at roughly $97,000 for the T65 RS performance kit, the hood, speedometer, interior and paint. Add to that the Mercedes SL65 AMG Black Series’ price of roughly $320,000, and you’ve got yourself one very fast, very expensive SL-Class.