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A supercar made by exclusive German Mercedes-Benz tuning company Brabus, the Brabus E V12 is the fastest four-door sedan (or wagon) in the world according to the 1996 Guiness Book Of World Records. The E V12 is based on the standard E-class Mercedes-Benz, with the stock engine replaced by an insanely powerful 7.3L V12 engine generating a mind-bending 582bhp (which, before I get unrighteously smacked down by rice rocket fanatics, is still pretty damn impressive). Combined with suspension modifications, a special sports chassis and very large brakes, this not-so-tiny E-class sedan or wagon can reach 60mph in a very respectable 4.4 seconds and a fearsome top speed of 330km/h. Modifications to the exterior are minimal, so the only way other people will know of the beast that lurks under the bonnet is to put the foot to the floor. Only 50 were ever made and it is rumoured that Michael Schumacher is one of the lucky ones.

1996 Mercedes-Benz Brabus E V12


Cost: €234,018 US$249,745 (base price was DM457,700, actual price may be higher due to rarity)
Engine: 7.3L front-mounted twin-turbo 6-cylinder
Power: 434kW (582bhp) @ 6000rpm
Torque: 772nm (569.4ft-lbs) @ 4000rpm
Drive: FWD
Transmission: 5-speed auto
Body: 4-door sedan or wagon
Size (LWH): 4800/1800/1420mm (189/70.9/55.9in)
Curb Weight: 1800kg (3968lbs)


Acceleration: 0-60mph in 4.4s
1/4 Mile: Not available
Top Speed: 330kph (205.1mph)

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