Mansory has created the Star Troopers pick-up out of a Mercedse-AMG G63. It is one of the tuner’s most daring projects. The photos have just been released online.
Designed and built under the guidance of fashion designer Philip Plein, the car is now called the Star Trooper Pickup. It is based on the Mercedes-AMG G63, but the original has undergone a comprehensive makeover.
The striking difference from the original are the shortened wheelbase and the absence of the rear doors, a body variant that Mercedes has not been offering for years. The new creation somehow seems to imitate the Mercedes-Maybach G 650 Landaulet, but the Mansory-made vehicle is miles away from the luxurious comfortable original. The rear seats and the roof that was above them have been cut out and now the space plays the part of a pick-up bed.
The Star Trooper Pickup is covered in what seems to be a matte black and grey military camouflage. Mansory has equipped the G63 pick-up with a setoff 24-inch custom black wheels, with new side exhaust pipes and a redesigned front fascia with a new radiator grille and red LEDs. The tuning experts fitted it with plenty of carbon fiber elements as well. At the rear, there is a retractable step to offer help to those who want to climb into the bed.
The interior continues the exterior theme, as the seats also get a black-and-grey camouflage-like upholstery and so do the door panels and the center console. There is a glass partition wall behind the seats, separating the driver and the passenger from the bed of the pick-up truck. The newly-sized roof features ambience lighting with a starry pattern.
The Star Trooper Pickup is powered by the AMG-sourced 4.0-liter twin turbo V8, that Mansory also upgraded, granting it with 850 horsepower and 1,000 Nm of torque. The German tuning house states that the G pick-up can accelerate from a standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 2.5 seconds. Yes, you read that right!
Only seven such models will be built.