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One of the more notable announcements thus far from Germany’s Essen Motor Show, firmly established aftermarket tuning company Brabus unveil its Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster. As if to say the 571-horsepower Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster base model were not distinctive enough, Brabus amped up its version generating 611 horsepower via a reprogrammed ECU and much lighter redesigned titanium exhaust system. Highlighting a few other of its modifications, Brabus called upon its own Brabus Ride Control suspension – a system that was developed in conjunction with Bilstein – to lower the ride height by 1.6 inches, giving the driver flexibility to switch between comfort and sport modes at the flick of a switch.
Custom-made to order, the front spoiler and body kit of the Brabus Roadster is outfitted in a choice of glossy or matte carbon fiber, matched seamlessly to the color of the client’s particular car. The interior is open to customization via an endless array of upholstery options and choices. Brabus also installed a custom in-dash speedometer, upgrading the stock unit to an impressive 250 mile per hour gauge – just in case you forget how powerful the car actually is. The Brabus SLS AMG Roadster certainly lives up the company’s replete resume of powerfully luxurious and supercharged custom Mercedes-Benz vehicles.