Brabus cars, in spite of all the power they have, always look elegant and discreet and understated. The visual treatment is usually so subtle, an uninterested eye will be not be able to tell the car apart from the standard version. That said, there is no mistaking this Brabus SL 800 for a stock model thanks to the superb matte gunmetal grey paint job it is sporting.
On sale at Sahli & Frei AG, a dealership specializing in high-end tuner cars, this Brabus SL 800 is one of the best-looking R231 SLs we’ve seen so far. The special color aside, the car also benefits from the Brabus 800 styling kit which apart from the usual collection of aero parts, such as front spoiler, rear wing, and side skirts, also comes with a massive vented hood, smoked lights, and a set of matte gunmetal monoblock wheels.
The extremely handsome looks are just one part of what makes the Brabus SL 800 such an amazing car. This rare beast is also one of the most powerful roadsters in the world, packing a Brabus-tuned V12 bi-turbo engine developing 800 PS and 1,420 Nm of torque. The car takes 3.7 seconds to reach 100 km/h from rest, and 9.4 seconds to pass 200 km/h. Top speed is rev limited to 350 km/h (217 mph).