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Report: Brabus GLK Sets World Record for Fastest SUV at 200-MPH


The team at German Mercedes-tuner Brabus have just announced that their V12-powered Mercedes GLK has achieved a world record for the fastest street-legal SUV at 322.3 km/h. In miles, that is a fraction over 200, at 200.3 mph!

The record-setting run was achieved at Italy's Nardo high speed ring during an event hosted by Continental Tires.

Under the hood of the GLK V12 is a Mercedes 5.5-liter V12 engine that has been extremely modified. With two larger turbochargers and a displacement of 6.3-liters, it pumps out 740-hp and 811 ft-lbs of torque. The engine itself actually makes 995 ft-lbs of torque but is limited in order to avoid damaging the drivetrain.

In addition to the amazing top-speed run, the GLK V12 can also hit 62 mph in 4.2 seconds and takes just 12.8 seconds to hit 124 mph.

Brabus has held several past top speed records, with the Mercedes CLS-based Brabus Rocket the one-time fastest street-legal sedan in the world at 225 mph!

The GLKV12, which Brabus will debut at the 2009 Dubai Auto Show this week, is available to purchase at a cost of roughly $580,000.

More: Report: Brabus GLK Sets World Record for Fastest SUV at 200-MPH on AutoGuide.com
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I would never spend that much money on a car like this. 580GS! you can get a couple of ferraris or lambos with that! or a bunch of cheaper but still nice cars: c63 GTR m3.... No way on this car i'd rather buy a house.
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WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!That is just nuts. 200MPH in a SUV. Thats just too much for me.

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I'm a Brabus fan, but I'd never buy an SUV to start with, even one this fast! Never the less, an impresive feat!
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