Brabus just unveiled its new tuning program for the Mercedes-AMG G63, turning the iconic SUV into a stylish and muscular pickup truck. Looking at its new work, some will probably agree with us if we say that this should have been the right direction for the three-pointed star’s pickup truck series instead of going with the Nissan Navara-based Mercedes-Benz X-Class, which ultimately failed to gain significant traction in the market.
The tuned high-performance G-Class aptly called the “Brabus 800 XLP” features a massive cosmetic overhaul. As its name hints, it is finished in Diamond White Pearl paint.
The pickup is also equipped with Brabus’ Widestar body kit that includes a bunch of carbon fiber inserts, extended fenders, new roof rack, custom hood, rear light bar, black roll bar, frame extension, underbody protection, and carbon sidewalls in the load area. It is further enhanced with the tuner’s modified front and rear portal axles, custom ride control suspension, heavy-duty cable winch, sports exhaust system with illuminated tailpipes, and 22-inch forged wheels wrapped in 355/55 Pirelli Scorpion mud-terrain tires.
Complementing the exterior theme is the interior of the tuned G-Class highlighted by white leather covers with special quilting, Alcantara inserts, leather flooring, and carbon fiber trim here and there. In addition, it features new door sills, paddle shifters, foot pedals, door-lock pins, extra gauges, and a speedometer showing numbers up to 300 km/h (186 mph).
The most exciting part of the Brabus 800 XLP lies under the hood though. The 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 of the auto has been massaged to deliver up to 800 ps (789 hp) and 1,000 Nm (738 lb-ft) of torque. The figures allow the AMG G63-based pickup to go from 0 to 62 mph in just 4.8 seconds. Despite what the speedometer says, the speed cap of the vehicle is only at 210 km/h (130 mph).
According to Brabus, the tuned Mercedes-AMG G63 pickup has a price tag of €750,743.63 (around $826,479 at current exchange rates) after tax.