Tuning company Brabus has revealed a V12-engined, 788bhp version of the Mercedes E-Class cabriolet, creating what it claims is the fastest four-seater cabriolet in the world.
According to the company, the Brabus E V12 Cabriolet should be capable of a staggering 231mph, and a 0-62mph time of just 3.7seconds. Keep your foot down and it should make it to 124mph (200km/h) in 9.9seconds.
This comes from an engine that is a reworking of the V12 from the Mercedes S600 that has had its capacity increased from 5.5-litres to 6.3. Brabus has also enlarged the twin turbochargers, uses a high-performance stainless-steel four-exit exhaust and redesigned the air-intakes.
Other changes over the normally sedate E-Class cabriolet include the addition of a high-performance limited-slip differential, a front apron that is designed to both reduce lift on the front axle, a modified body to allow a set of ultra-wide 19-inch wheels to squeeze under and an adjustable suspension setup that can be raised and lowered by up to 35mm.
The interior is bespoke as well, and is festooned with a mixture of red and black leather, while carbon fibre features on the dashboard, centre console and side trim.