Brabus pulls the curtain of its new 800 Adventure XLP Superblack. It is a stretched pick-up conversion of the G-Class. And it’s not rocket science. It’s, as the name indicates, super black.
Besides being super black, the Brabus 800 Adventure XLP Superblack sports a full bodykit that makes it frightening from just about any side you look at it. It’s the tuning company’s Widedstar bodykit with carbon fiber accents. You can sport them in the radiator grille, in the bumpers, in the newly designed vented hood. There is carbon fiber on the flared fenders, on the side steps and the side-mounted exhaust pipes illuminated in red sport it as well.
And that’s not all. Brabus carried out some cutting and welding to turn the G-Class into a pickup truck, taking the length of the vehicle all the way to 5.31 meters (17.4 feet). The tuners also enhanced the off-road capabilities with a front winch and extra LEDs. Meanwhile, the spare wheel migrated from the former trunk door to the pickup bed. Speaking of wheels, Brabus equipped its adventure-ready model with 22-inch Brabus Monoblock H forge alloys, specifically designed for heavy-duty off-road, wrapped in Pirelli Scorpion ATR tires.
We mentioned off-roading, didn’t we? Then you must know that the vehicle got front and rear Brabus portal axles. Mostly of aluminum, the Brabus Ride Control suspension is fully adjustable. The ground clearance now goes as high as 49 centimeters (19.2 inches).
Brabus 800 Adventure XLP Superblack
And it’s not just about the looks, because as you can imagine, Brabus didn’t just bring the G-Class into its shop for some plastic surgery. They worked their magic tricks on the engine as well, so the AMG 4.0-liter V8 dragon now expires flames with 800 horsepower and 1,000 Nm of torque. Bet you knew it right from the title, didn’t you? What the title doesn’t indicate, but it’s crystal clear if you know a thing or two about that engine, is that it delivers resources to both axles via a nine-speed automatic transmission.
Those figures are enough for the foe of aerodynamics weighing almost three tons (2,936 kilograms, 6,473 pounds) to run from a standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.8 seconds on its way to a top speed of 210 km/h (130 mph). But are you sure you want to go that fast in a lifted heavyweight pickup truck? No, we didn’t think so.
If you have the feeling that something’s missing from this presentation, yes, you got that right. We couldn’t have failed to notice. Brabus did throw some of its magic dust on board as well. This is how the seats and door cards ended up in a Heritage pattern black leather and there are “77” logos inside. Why Heritage and why 77? 1977 is the year the company was founded.
The German tuning house is selling the Brabus 800 Adventure XLP Superblack for a super price, of course. With 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) on the clock, it’s for sale for €726,259 ($824,043). Delivery time stretches from six to twelve months.