Just when you thought a black matte paint job has gone the way of passe, a new car comes along that does the shade justice. And that's exactly what happened this week with the announcement of the Brabus Bullit Stealth Coupe 800.
While the largely inconspicuous looks make it appear more "lone wolf mercenary" than "debauchering super spy," the vehicle should pack enough punch to deserve its place right next to Lambos, Ferraris and Bugattis during wild movie car chases all over European roads. With wild explosions. And airplanes crashing into a bridge right after you cross it at 200 mph.
The Brabus Bullit Stealth Coupe 800 is a two-door coupe based loosely on the Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupe, injected with steroids, TRT and HGH for more muscular performance. A Brabus 800 V12 Turbo engine breathes under the hood, putting out 788 bhp and a 1,047 lb-ft of torque. It can hit 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds, with a top speed of over 230 mph.
The two-door car received numerous body modifications, including lateral air vents, lightweight air routers for the air inlets. the lift-reducing spoiler, and air vents integrated into the front fenders. Notable features include a seven-speed automatic transmission, a limited-slip rear differential (with a 40% locking rate), state-of-the-art driving dynamics systems (ABS, ASR, ESP), Monoblock R wheels, and a sport-themed cockpit with numerous carbon-fiber elements.
No word yet on when the Brabus Bullit Stealth Coupe will hit showrooms. Price is €378,000 (around $500,000).