Brabus builds new tuned Porsche and Rolls-Royce: what you need to know

May 23, 2022 by

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Brabus is best known for exclusively making tuned Mercedes models, however it’s now branched out to Porsche and Rolls-Royce. Read on for all you need to know.

  • Five new models coming from Brabus
  • Tuned Porsche and Rolls-Royce for the first time
  • Brabus 820 based on Porsche 911 Turbo S
  • Brabus 700 based on Rolls-Royce Ghost
  • Electric Porsche Taycan also given Brabus treatment
  • Bonkers off-road buggy available
  • G Wagon-based pickup also debuted

Tuning firm Brabus has come out with a raft of bonkers new models, including a tuned Porsche 911 Turbo S and even a Rolls-Royce Ghost.

It’s also worked its magic on the electric Porsche Taycan. This is the first time Brabus has ever worked with brands other than Mercedes.

New Brabus 820

The new Brabus 820 is based on a Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet, but there are plenty of changes to make it stand out from the standard car.

Let’s take the performance as an example. The 820 makes 820hp and 950Nm of torque from its 3.8-litre twin-turbo flat-six. That’s up from 650hp in the standard car.

This means it’ll do 0-60mph in 2.5-seconds and go on to a top speed of 211mph. The normal Turbo S can ‘only’ manage 205mph…

There are plenty of visual changes to make the Brabus 820 stand out as well. You get a new Carbon Fibre rear wing, fins in front of the rear wheels and plenty of carbon fibre. Step inside, and you’ll notice the red trim all over the cabin and tonnes of quilted leather.

A standard Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet costs £175,000, but you’ll have to reach further into your pockets if you want a Brabus 820. Prices start from £340,000.

New Brabus 700

If you want a touch more luxury, the Brabus 700 may be more your style. It’s based on the relatively subtle Rolls-Royce Ghost, but this is no longer an understated luxury saloon…

The 700 gets a carbon fibre splitter, spoiler and diffuser. There’s also an uprated exhaust system and loads of carbon fibre in the cabin.

The engine is based on the same 6.75-litre V12 you get in the standard Ghost, however it now has 700hp as opposed to the normal car’s 562hp.

If this sounds like your kind of car, you’ll need to pay out around £550,000 to get your hands on one.

New Brabus Crawler

The new Brabus Crawler is based on a Mercedes G Wagon but there isn’t much of the donor ‘G’ left.

That’s because Brabus has turned it into an off-road buggy. The doors have come off, as has the roof, and an external roll cage has been welded on. The little bodywork that remains has been re-worked in carbon fibre.

Engine-wise, the Crawler gets the same 4.5-litre twin-turbo V8 from the Brabus 900 ROCKET. That means 900hp and 1,250Nm of torque, and 0-60mph in 3.4-seconds.

The top speed has been limited to just 99mph. Thanks to the massive tyres and 53cm of ground clearance, however, the Crawler will do 99mph over any terrain.

Only 15 Crawlers will be built and, at £750,000, it’s an expensive way to go off-roading.

New Brabus Taycan Turbo S

It’s not just mad V8 and V12 cars that Brabus has worked its magic on; the Porsche Taycan Turbo S EV has been given a once-over as well.

Power-wise, it gets the same 761hp and 1,050Nm of torque as the normal Taycan Turbo S. This means it does 0-60mph in just 2.8-seconds.

Most of the upgrades here are visual. The suspension is lowered by 20mm to make the car look more aggressive, and you get new 22-inch forged alloy wheels.

There’s also a new carbon fibre splitter, new side skirts and a new rear bumper with a custom diffuser.

Step inside, and you’ll find even more carbon fibre on the dashboard, as well as a new steering wheel and quilted leather seats. If you’re not a fan of the neon green trim, you can customise it any way you want.

As is the case with customised cars, the sky’s the limit in terms of pricing. You can easily spend over £280,000 on a Brabus Taycan Turbo S.

New Brabus 900 XLP

The final new car from Brabus is one of the fastest pickup trucks ever made. The 900 XLP has the same 4.5-litre V8 as the Crawler, meaning it has 900hp and 1,250Nm of torque. It’ll do 0-60 4.4 seconds and go on to a top speed of 130mph.

It shares a lot of components with the Brabus Crawler but the doors, roof and unique pickup-truck bed are completely different. It doesn’t get the same suspension of massive off-road tyres though.

Inside, you get plenty of red trim and carbon fibre, but you could probably have the cabin finished in any colour you want – for a price.

At £660,000, the 900 XLP seems like a bargain compared with the Crawler, but you need to be quick because Brabus is only building 10 of them.

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