Brabus K8 

  • built in Germany
  • 2002
  • 530 HP 5.4L
  • 186 mph
 
The BRABUS designer suit for the new SL is rounded out by the BRABUS rear apron with integrated diffusor.
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At the Geneva Motor Show 2002 the latest super sports car from Bottrop, the BRABUS K8 celebrated its world debut.: Based on the SL 55 the roadster features a performance-tuned supercharged V8 engine with 530 hp / 390 kW, a maximum torque of 775 Nm, and an electronically limited top speed of 300 km/h..
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Road Tests Real world tests of the Brabus K8

0-60mph

Brabus K8
4.4 s
Veyron
2.7 s

Top speed

Brabus K8
186 mph
Veyron
253 mph
GT 86
140 mph

Data points Key details of the Brabus K8

Horsepower

Brabus K8
530 HP
Veyron
987 HP
GT 86
197 HP

Torque

Brabus K8
571 ft-lb
GT 86
150 ft-lb
Veyron
922 ft-lb

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Brabus K8

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The BRABUS designer suit for the new SL is rounded out by the BRABUS rear apron with integrated diffusor.
At the Geneva Motor Show 2002 the latest super sports car from Bottrop, the BRABUS K8 celebrated its world debut.: Based on the SL 55 the roadster features a performance-tuned supercharged V8 engine with 530 hp / 390 kW, a maximum torque of 775 Nm, and an electronically limited top speed of 300 km/h..

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Brabus
Year 2002

power & handling

Maximum hp 530 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Maximum torque 571 ft-lb @ 3,000 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 5,439 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor Supercharger
Fuels Gas
Valvetrain Single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
Valves per cylinder 3 valves

road tests

Top speed 186 mph
0-60mph 4.4 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 5 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 3.59:1
  2. 2: 2.19:1
  3. 3: 1.41:1
  4. 4: 1:1
  5. 5: 0.83:1
Axle ratio 2.82:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 508/? 229
Rear wheels 508/? 254
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