German tuners at their best. Lorinser G-Class shoots for cult status

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The G-Class is and will always remain an object of cult status for tuners. Today we see a new vision, that of German modifications specialist Lorinser.

Throughout the years, especially the German tuners have proven that dropping subtle dressed on Mercedes’ models is not exactly one of their strongest points. Lorinser seems to disagree, though, adopting a different path with its latest interpretation of the Mercedes G-Class, in G 500 guise.

We see a G-class with a new grille, larger side skirts, a spoiler above the rear window and a new cover for the spare wheel. 22-inch five-spoke alloy wheels round off the design party. The 422-hp 4.0-liter V8 known from the regular G 500 also gets a significant boost. It now develops 490 hp and 690 Nm – partly thanks to a new exhaust system, partly due to a rewritten engine management system.

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Performance-wise, the latest Lorinser G-Class is also right up there with the best. The sprint to 100 km / h takes only 5.6 seconds – praise worthy for a car of G-Class’ stature. The standard G500 is somewhat slower, at 5.9 seconds on the clock. Maximum speed is set at 210 km / h.

How much? Well, if you have to ask… Lorinser’s bill amounts to a mere 4.360 euros only for the external adjustments. The motor upgrade costs another 6,000 euros. Tuning ain’t cheap. Ouch!