To be honest, a fully loaded 451 with the same paint and similar options is only a couple grand south of this Brabus. The price does tend to leap pretty far for pretty much any modern car once you start checking those option boxes.
My nearly base passion coupe 451 (it had the optional wheels and optional paint, that's it) was $16,200 on the Monroney, and my edition #1
is somewhere south of $20k...which imo is pretty good for a limited launch edition car.
With that out of the way. Is the matte paint on the 453s like the paint used on the matte 451s?
While I love the matte smarts their official upkeep is hilarious. No automatic washes (especially ones that touch the car), no wax, no abrasive cleaners, no scrubbing, don't wash it in the sun, no to some common car washing chemicals (like the active agents in spot free rinses), gotta clean any organic matter off immediately or else you'll get permanent damage, good luck getting a touch-up in the event of scratches, and questionable longevity in states that use salt.
- For the record, that's something you have to deal with any matte car, but still.