Brabus Bullit Black Arrow

Death Proof.  That’s what comes to mind when I see the Brabus Bullit.  To describe cars by way of superlatives, you’ve got “cool,” “nice,” “awesome,” “sweet,” “sick,” and for special occasions “boss”.  But the Bullit is beyond even “boss;”  it gets another adjective: Death Proof.  Just look at it.   


Most of us are familiar with the movie Death Proof which is one of the two Grindhouse movies, the other being Planet Terror.  Robert Rodriguez directed Planet Terror while Quentin Tarantino directed Death Proof.  Death Proof centers around a stuntman played by Kurt Russell, who drives around in a flat black Nova engineered and built to prevent the driver from getting injured or killed during dangerous stunts.  Hence the car is “death proof.” The stuntman stalks pretty girls and then uses his death proof car to kill them, which shows the viewer that the car is indeed death proof, but only for the driver.  This pattern continues until he crosses Rosario Dawson and her friends who all happen to be models who can inexplicably kick some major ass.   Fun movie, especially when watched in conjunction with its companion, Planet Terror.

What does this movie have to do with a Brabus-prepped C-Class?  Look at it.  Death Proof is the only description that could fit this beast. It is almost flat black (actually a special paint that is an expensive option).  Brabus then applied a somewhat subtle aero package, added real hood vents, and flared the fenders.  But so much for cosmetics, the engine’s got the biggest news.  Brabus shoehorned a 6.3 litre twin-turbo Mercedes V-12 (called the Brabus SV12S Biturbo) under the C’s hood.  This juggernaut of a powerplant cranks out 730 bhp, for a power-to-weight ratio of 5.6 lbs/hp.  It has so much tourque that Brabus electronically  limited it to 811 lbft to prevent owners from vaporizing the entire driveline. 

To handle the power, Brabus upgraded the suspension with stiffer springs, shocks, sway bars, and bushings.  Special black 19″ wheels carry 265/30’s in the front and 285/30’s in the back.  Bigger brakes were also added together with 12-piston front calipers to aid stopping power; carbon-ceramic rotors are an option.  This missile will clear 60 mph in under 3.9 seconds with a quarter-mile time that may dip into the 11’s if you can hook it up.  The Bullit tops out at an electronically limited 225 mph.   Finally, you’ll of course need to pay for all this, to the tune of around $520,000.00.  The jury’s still out as to whether or not it would be feasible to federalize the car, so we may not see it in  the US.  This car is Death Proof merely by virute of its ability to toast anything that may be trying to “kill” it.

So now you see what I mean by Death Proof.  An elegant, beautiful car like a Veyron or even a Ferrari does not bring the term Death Proof to mind.  But a dark, brutally fast, preferably flat-coated car does. The Lamborghini Reventon stirs up thoughts of Death Proof, for example.  The Bullit does the same thing, but with its own twist–all 811 lbs.ft. of it.




2 Responses to “Brabus Bullit Black Arrow”

  1. listmaker Says:

    boss is stupid.

  2. YOU’RE stupid.

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