Somehow Brabus has only just made a 1000 hp car, and it’s a hybrid four-door

German tuning company Brabus has been adding great power and cool looks to Mercedes-Benz and AMG vehicles since 1977 – and in recent years also to Porsches, Range Rovers and Rolls-Royces. But despite its extensive modding history, which includes everything from widebody S-Classes and SLS supercars Unpleasant six-wheeled G-wagons and vans (and even boats!) Brabus has never produced a car with 1,000 hp. That is, until now.

Enter the new Brabus Rocket 1000, the latest entry Brabus’ Rocket series those are the wildest, most powerful and fastest models. The Rocket 1000 is based on the Mercedes-AMG GT63 SE Performance, AMG’s first plug-in hybrid car. With the help of its twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 and hybrid system, it remains stock GT63 has a combined output of 831 horsepower and 1,033 pound-feet of torque, and Mercedes says it will reach 60 mph in 2.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 190 mph. That is already one of the most powerful and fastest Mercedes of all time.

Rear 3/4 view of a black Brabus Rocket 1000

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At those stock numbers, Brabus just chuckled and turned everything up well above 11. The engine is bored out to 4.5 liters and fitted with Brabus turbochargers and other upgraded components, making 796 hp and 774 lb-ft, up from 630 hp and 664 hp. lb-ft on the standard car Although the electric motor has not been changed, Brabus has its own tuning and software for the hybrid system. Overall, the Rocket 1000 has 1,000 hp and 1,342 lb-ft, although the latter is electronically limited to 1,195 lb-ft to protect the transmission. Brabus says the Rocket 1000 will reach 60 mph in just 2.6 seconds and reach 120 mph in 9.7 seconds. Somewhat strangely, the top speed remains the same. As for electric range? Well, Brabus doesn’t mention any figures, but the normal car only has 11 km of EV range.

Carbon fiber wheels from a Brabus Rocket 1000

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The Rocket 1000 looks much the same as the previous Rocket 900, which is to say it looks damn crazy in the best way – Brabus describes it as “visual space odyssey in every detail”, which feels appropriate. There’s a carbon fiber body kit that makes the car 6.5cm wider thanks to beautifully sculpted fender flares, plus larger vents and aerodynamic flics at the front, ram air intakes and glowing red lights in the grille, a large carbon diffuser and a multi-level wing .

Brabus has always been known for its monoblock-style wheel designs, and Rocket 1000 has a cool new interpretation. The forged Monoblock P five-spoke design features aerodynamic carbon fiber inserts, with 21s up front and 22s at the rear, with a huge width of 335. Also fitted to the Rocket 1000 is a suspension module that can lower the car almost an inch, making it using the standard carbon-ceramic brakes.

Black leather interior of a Brabus Rocket 1000

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The interior is less exciting, at least completely black, like the Brabus show car; customers can specify their Rockets however they want. Brabus covers almost every inch with its own quilted and perforated leather, and there are some historic patterns and ’77’ branding that hark back to its founding year. Other interior touches include more carbon accents, aluminum pedals and illuminated door sills.

Only 25 units of the Rocket 1000 will be made, and while Brabus hasn’t said what the base price is, there are two available for sale on the brand’s website. Both excluding VAT and converted from euros, one is the equivalent of approximately $490,000, while the other is approximately $517,000. That seems like a small price to pay for what Brabus describes as “a masterpiece and a quintessential supercar capable of exploring the absolute maximum of what can be achieved through modern performance engineering – reaching cosmic heights and converting the seemingly impossible in reality.”

Front of a Brabus Rocket 1000 with an astronaut in the background

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Side view of a black Brabus Rocket 1000

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