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BRABUS and Mercedes-Benz go together like white on rice. BRABUS is known around the world for its association with Mercedes-Benz, and so when you see a BRABUS badge replacing the OEM Mercedes-AMG badge, you just know some quality fiddling has taken place. Not only in the looks department but also under the hood. A full BRABUS package means a car that looks better than the original, which is not easy to do on an AMG, and the horsepower count also rises - the amount of both depends on how much money you’re willing to pay the Bottrop-based tuning company. For over 45 years the outfit has been improving on what rolls off the showroom floor, but when a car from BRABUS also comes with the Rocket in the tuning package name then things are on a whole different level. We’ve seen the BRABUS 900 Rocket R Porsche 911 Turbo S Coupe that received copious amounts of carbon fibre, a completely reworked interior and the twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre flat-six went from an already impressive 478 kW of power to a monstrous 662 kW thanks to a pair of BRABUS high-performance turbochargers. Then there was the Brabus Rocket 900 Cabrio which at the time was the world’s fastest open-top car. In this one, the 6.0-litre V12 was given a bigger capacity of 6.3 litres that took the power from the OEM rating of 463 kW up to an awesome 662 kW. Now we have the BRABUS Rocket 1000 package for the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance, and it’s been limited to just 25 units. This is the first BRABUS package that sees the power output rise to a 4-figure number, a cool 1,000 hp, or in normal people speak, 745 kW. After the fiddling, the torque figure also increased by leaps and bounds. It maxes out at an astounding 1,820 Nm, but to make sure the transmission doesn’t implode, the BRABUS engineers decided to electronically limit the output to a slightly more manageable but still high 1,620 Nm. Of course, the BRABUS Rocket 1000 doesn’t only pay attention to the powerplant. 

For the exterior, we begin at the front where there’s now a carbon front apron that blends into the wide carbon front fenders. There’s an integrated carbon front spoiler with raised side flaps to reduce lift on the front axle at high speed, carbon aero-blades integrated around the apron’s large air inlets to optimize airflow to the wheels and front brakes, dual carbon ram air intakes integrated on the left and right of the BRABUS radiator grill and a red illuminated Rocket Launch Ambience Light. The BRABUS 1000’s new wheels are BRABUS Monoblock P forged bits that round off the appearance - they come in a split sizing of 21 inches for the front and 22 inches at the rear, all fitted with wide SportContact 7 high-performance tyres suitable for the car’s 300 km/h capabilities. The BRABUS Rocket 1000 features a complete Masterpiece interior, handcrafted by a team of highly skilled interior specialists with uncompromising attention to detail. The cabin features a particularly soft, breathable black leather with a signature BRABUS Ellipse quilting pattern that covers the entire cabin. Sections of the front and rear seats, as well as the sun visors, feature the BRABUS Heritage brand pattern with the associated 77 embossed in - a nod to the year that BRABUS was founded. The whole package is just amazing, and once carried out on a base Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance, the increased performance makes the BRABUS Rocket 1000 one of the most powerful hybrid cars in the world. From a standstill to the world-recognised benchmark of 100 km/h, the modified saloon stops the clocks in a mere 2.6 seconds. The car can also get up to 200 km/h in just 9.7 seconds and if you have the balls and the space to keep the loud pedal planted flat, the BRABUS Rocket 1000 can reach the 300 km/h mark in only 23.9 seconds. Not long after that, the electronic limiter kicks in to give the saloon a top speed of 316 km/h. The BRABUS Rocket 1000 doesn’t come cheap, as you’d expect - initial reports are that these 25 units will be set at €450,000 before taxes - roughly R9,200,000. More than double the price of the showroom floor version.

Take a look at the YouTube video that shows what happens when you unleash all the power of BRABUS into a modern Mercedes-AMG hybrid. The result is the BRABUS Rocket 1000, one of the most powerful hybrids in the world as well as the first car to leave the German tuner with a 4-digit power figure: NEW 2024 BRABUS ROCKET GT1000! +SOUND [1 OF ONLY 25] 1000 HP BRABUS BEAST! | Mr. Benz

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