Vehicle 001/125 of Brabus’ Ultimate 125 small series is an eye-catcher par excellence with its perfect Blu Glauco special paint finish, a bright turquois. Part of this effect comes courtesy of the thrilling Brabus Widestar bodywork. As the name indicates, it is a widebody version with flared fenders at the front and rear axle, which create space for 18-inch wheels at all four corners.
The largest consequently possible tyre/wheel combination is beyond unusual for a car of this category. The new Brabus Monoblock Y wheels, with nine spokes tapering off into the outer rim flange in the shape of a “Y”, are fitted on the front axle in size 7Jx18 and shod with size 205/35 R18 high-performance tyres. Size 8Jx18 wheels with 235/30 R18 tires at the rear put the power of the engine down on the asphalt with optimal efficiency.
Weighing just 6.7kg and 7.1kg respectively, the Brabus Monoblock Y wheels for the Ultimate 125 are some of the lightest 18-inch wheels on the market worldwide. The show car in Geneva sports the wheels in the combination of glossy black/polished on one side and a black painted variant with pin striping in Blu Glauco vehicle colour on the other side of the vehicle.
The lowered Brabus sport suspension is specifically tuned to the ultra-low-profile tyres and the wider tracks. It combines direct, safe and agile handling with the desired ride quality.
The designers rounded off the sporty appearance of the widebody version with a front spoiler, rocker panels and rear diffuser, all manufactured from PUR in OEM quality.
This prepares the Ultimate 125 perfectly for the powerful Brabus-tuned 3-cylinder turbo engine. The powerplant with a displacement of 898cc is fitted in the Brabus engine shop with a modified intake system, an even more efficient intercooler and a recalibrated engine control unit.
In keeping with its name, the ultimate city sports car develops a peak output of 125bhp at 5550rpm. However, even more important for daily driving is the peak torque of 200Nm on tap at a low 2000rpm, outstanding for a car of this category.
The gears of the Ultimate 125 are shifted automatically or manually like in Formula 1 racing with paddle shifters on the steering wheel. Reprogrammed transmission electronics shorten the shift times.
With a sprint time from rest to 100km/h of just 9.2 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 175km/h, the exclusive city sports car also sets benchmarks in its category in this discipline.
The dynamic driving experience is accompanied acoustically by the Brabus stainless sport exhaust system, which was designed specifically for the new special model. The Brabus Ultimate diffuser provides the perfect backdrop for the three centre-exiting chromed tailpipes.
The Ultimate 125 also sports exquisite highlights in the cockpit. Large parts of the interior of the cabriolet on display in Geneva are covered with especially soft and breathable Brabus Mastik leather, which was precisely colour-coordinated with the vehicle paintwork.
This includes the seats and the centre sections of the door panels. For contrast, parts of the interior such as the top of the dashboard are covered with black leather. The precise honeycomb quilting with pinpoint accuracy sports the same black colour.
Details such as the rev counter and clock mounted on top of the dashboard, the vent surrounds, the instrument cluster surround, the turn signal and windscreen wiper stalks, and the door handle recesses are also all painted in vehicle colour. The Brabus stainless pedals plus the aluminum shift knob and emergency brake lever add a touch of racing looks to the cockpit.
Other exclusive features of this special model are the tailor-made scuff plates with BRABUS ULTIMATE 125 logo, illuminated in red or white like the stainless footrest in the driver footwell. Classy velour floor mats with BRABUS logo round off the exquisite ambience.
The climate control system, radio and navigation system are, of course, part of the standard equipment of the exclusive two-door car made in Bottrop. The choice of colours for the bodywork to suit the owner’s preferences is just as endless at Brabus as the choice of interior design and the colour of the soft-top.
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