The German tuner’s wide body kit consists of several parts including a new front bumper that incorporates a lip spoiler and small wings on the sides, a vented hood, front and rear fender extensions with matching side skirts, a boot lid spoiler and a rear bumper with air outlets and a diffuser.
The aero parts alone cost €12,900 (about US$16,050 at the current exchange rates) with Prior Design also offering a foil wrap in the color of your choice, a new set of alloy wheels and a sports exhaust system.
As you may have figured out already, this is not your average tuning job. It couldn’t be for the Brabus 800 to produce an outrageous 800HP and 1,420 Nm (1,047 lb-ft) of torque (limited electronically to 1,100 Nm/811 lb-ft), making every other luxury grand tourer a spec in your rear-view mirrors.
Numbers speak for themselves: the tuned CL accelerates from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 3.9 seconds, 0-200 km/h (0-124 mph) in 10.3 seconds, and reaches an electronically limited top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph).
All this power is directed to the rear wheels via a heavily reinforced five-speed auto transmission that can handle the enormous torque, and then to the 295/25 ZR 21 rear tires. A 25mm lowered suspension, a limited-slip diff with a 40% locking rate and all electronic stability systems take care of the handling – and if you want to smoke your specially developed rear Continentals, Pirellis or Yokohamas in a matter of seconds, you can fully deactivate the gizmos.