WEY to go Brabus

Riley Riley

Did you catch the news that Brabus has signed a deal with Chinese Great Wall Motors which could lead to a little automotive magic.

Brabus for those not familiar with the name is a German auto tuner renowned for turning ordinary cars into super cars.

Benz partnered with the outfit on the Smart car project, but it’s better known for its big, bad Benzes.

Brabus Automotive and Great Wall Motor have signed a strategic agreement that will lead to the development and production of limited special series, special annual editions as well as enhanced versions of the top-of-the-range models of the Great Wall Motor and WEY brands.

The two companies will also cooperate in the advance of joint research and development projects, and cooperate in the area of alternative powertrains.

Brabus will also provide support for exterior and interior design, as well as homologation of the vehicles for the European market.

WEY is no doubt hoping its association with the German powerhouse will provide a launching pad to transform the company from a Chinese into an international brand, in line with a global vision of “going-up and going-out”.

From deployment worldwide to cooperation, WEY says it is committed to “bringing affordable luxury to Chinese customers and bringing luxury made in China to the world”.

WEY’s RS7 pictured is a sportier version of the VV7, but produces the same 172kW and 320Nm of torque — that’s where Brabus is likely to step in.

The Brabus Rocket 800 was the world’s fastest street-legal sedan until a few years ago.

With a V12 that produced 597kW and 1420Nm of torque, it was able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds, and had a top speed of 370 km/h.

The good news for us is that the WEY range is apparently under consideration for the Australian market.

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