Brabus has revealed the 900 Rocket Edition based on the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S 4Matic+ Coupe, claimed to be the world’s fastest street-legal SUV with a top speed of 330 km/h (205 mph). The special edition is limited to 25 units with each carrying a starting price tag of EUR 381,243 in Germany.
As is the case with most Brabus mods, the exterior of this 900 Rocket Edition is also decorated with generous carbon fibre elements, including carbon fibre covers on the titanium tailpipes. This particular example rides on gigantic 24-inch forged wheels which also feature carbon fibre aero-discs. However, smaller diameter wheels are also available, but not with the aero-discs. Rounding off the exterior looks is a Brabus control module for the air suspension which lowers the ride height by about 25 mm.
The cabin has a lot of bling with more than sufficient red elements; kinda gives me Mansory vibes, just like in the Brabus 900 Rocket G 63 that we saw not too long ago.
But anyway, replacing the stock 4.0L V8 biturbo motor is a version of it with a larger 4.5L displacement and larger turbos, the same one found in the aforementioned Brabus 900 Rocket G 63. Which means the output figures are the same as well, with 662 kW (900 metric hp) and 1,250 Nm (922 lb-ft) of max torque. And yes, here too, the torque is limited to 1,050 Nm (774 lb-ft) to show some mercy on the gearbox. Rounding-off the upgrades are 75 mm larger downpipes, as well as metal catalysts and special particulate filters.
The 2.5 metric ton coupe-SUV is claimed to sprint from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in about 3.2 seconds. And depending on the wheel/tyre combo, it can do a top speed of up to 330 km/h (205 mph).