In the world of computers, there are all computer manufacturers, and a there's Apple. Not that Apple is better or worse, but it's... special. Sometimes considered as luxury computers, sometimes just as over rated, overpriced. But it's not like other computers.
And, in the world of cars, there are all car manufacturers, and there's Mercedes-Benz. Not that Mercedes is any better or worse, but a bit different. Different because, there's (virtually) nothing you want that Mercedes or AMG - their "sports" division - can't do. Wether you want you want red crocodile skin on your seats, or a fridge in your armrests, or even a coffee maker - or churros frier - for the back seats, or just double the power under the hood (the "standard" S65AMG features a 6.0L V12 bi-turbo with 612hp and 1,000N.m of torque), it's just mundane for AMG.
But still, some people think it's not enough, not enough power, not enough personal, just not enough. So there are also some tuners for such exotic cars, one of them, Brabus, specialized in tuning, customizing Mercedes, and their other brands, Smart and Maybach.
So the one I wanted to show you is a special version of the Mercedes S class, the full size luxury sedan by Mercedes. Its name, or her name, is Brabus SV12R. It's based on the Mercedes S600L, the long version of the S class, that has a 5.5L bi-turbo V12, already boasting a 500+hp. But for some people, it's definitely not enough. And for those, Brabus made the SV12R. It has a revised 6.3L with 800hp (SAE), hence the name of this particular one "SV12 R800". Let's just peek at the numbers:
- 6.3L V12 bi-turbo
- 588 kW @ 5,500 rpm (800 hp SAE)
- 1,400 N.m @ 2,100 rpm (1,047lb-ft)
- top speed 350 km/h (217MPH) electronically limited
- 0 - 100 km/h (0-62MPH): 3.9 s
- 0 - 200 km/h (0-124MPH): 10.3 s
And, of course, it comes with the same standard equipments the vulgar S class already has, like triple zone A/C, HDD based navigation with dual-view screen (you don't see the same thing from the passenger seat and the driver seat), wheel mounted radio/navigation/phone/cruise controls, keyless entry/go, auto on-off headlamps and windshield whippers, distance adaptive cruise control, IR night vision, heated/cooled/vented rear seats with massage function ...
But what you guys might find interesting is what is available from the back seats. And it's an all Apple based entertainment system, featuring:
- two iPads (can be put away in the rear armrest), with two docks and Apple wireless aluminum keyboards
- a Mac Mini (hidden in a drawer in the trunk) with the wireless keyboard and mouse, of course
- an iPod/iPhone dock on the centre
There's also a special iPhone/Pad/Pod app to remotely controle some of the features of the car, like the ambient lightning, ceiling screen, trunk drawer, Mac state of power...
I'd never imagine a car manufacturer could put so much power under the hood, and still put so much electronics too. And of course, it's just a base version, you can still personalize if you think it's too common.
That's one wicked car!