The Mercedes-AMG G63 has become a pick-up truck. And it is not the luxurious Maybach 600 Landaulet, but one especially converted by Brabus. The body conversion is not the only one. The engine has been taken all the way to 800 horsepower.
Meet the invincible Brabus 800 Adventure XLP, a G63 completely re-engineered. The chassis has been transformed in order to accommodate a bed with a flat floor made of made of carbon fiber, without affecting the torsional rigidity of the original vehicle and without affecting the interior space.
The Brabus 800 Adventure XLP is now 27.1 inches (68.9 centimeters) longer, going as long 17.4 feet (5.31 meters). 20 inches (50 centimeters) have been added to the wheelbase.
In order to maintain balance, Brabus chose a new subframe for the front independent suspension, reinforced the axle housing as well as the all suspension links. A portal axle setup with complicated geometry has been added by Brabus, with the new configuration taking the ground clearance up to 19.2 inches (49 centimeters).
The AMG 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that operates under the bonnet of the high-performance off-roader received two Brabus-made turbochargers with larger compressors and new mapping, that make the power unit deliver 800 horsepower and 1,000 Nm of torque, hence the name of the resulting vehicle.
Brabus accounts its new 800 Adventure XLP with a run from a standstill to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 4,8 seconds on its way to a top speed electronically limited at 130 mph (210 km/h). Why so slow, speed enthusiasts may ask. It is due to the massive all-terrain tires that Brabus equipped the car with.
The vehicle will be on display next week at the Geneva Motor Show. A Wingcopter, the drone designed to carry aid supplies to remote areas, will keep it company. It has a range of up to 75 miles (120 kilometers) and can fly at a maximum speed of 150 km/h (240 km/h).
Brabus reveals the price for its latest creation: $424,130 (€389,831), VAT not included. It is actually only the starting price. The car in the photo gallery is €666,836 (approximately $725,500), with the Wingcopter included.