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forakzai forakzai 09/12/2017 - 12:11am

12/10 Would Drive: Brabus Is Building 10 888-HP Super G-Wagens

All of this combines for a claimed zero-to-62-mph time of 3.9 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 168 mph, enough to claim the title of the fastest V-12 off-roader.

the Geländewagen, or G-wagen—stretch back to the 1970s, when it was created as a go-absolutely-anywhere off-roader.

Most folks know the roots of the Mercedes-Benz G-class—a.k.a.

And then there are the aftermarket versions, including those turned out by longtime Benz tuner Brabus, which has taken the G to a whole new level with this massively muscular Brabus 900 “One of Ten.” Named for exactly what it is, the Brabus 900 “One of Ten” will be built in a run of just 10 examples.

The first of these specialty supertrucks will be on display at the Frankfurt auto show, but all 10 will be sold to people with distinctive visions of how to spend three-quarters of a million bucks.

Air is sucked into the carbon-fiber hood scoop on the creased custom hood and works its way through a cooling filter.

The first order of business was increasing displacement from 6.0 to 6.3 liters thanks to increasing the cylinder bore.

In the intervening time, roadgoing versions and the fact that its fundamental look has barely changed have made it one of the most iconic vehicles not just in Mercedes-Benz history, but also in the history of all things with wheels and engines.

In addition to that brutish custom hood, the One of Ten also has a Brabus Widestar wide-body kit with fender flares, a front spoiler, an extra carbon panel under the grille, black-painted chrome bits, and a roof spoiler.

It rides on the buyer’s choice of two 23-inch monoblock wheel designs, each wearing Yokohama Advan Sport 305/35 tires.

It gets modified exhaust manifolds, larger-diameter downpipes, and high-flow catalytic converters, and a new stainless-steel performance exhaust handles spent-air disposal duties, while active flaps give the twin side-exiting pipes special aural notes.

Adding to the mystique, of course, have been a whole pile of obscenely overpowered and, well, simply obscene versions like AMG’s G63 6×6 and Maybach’s G650 Landaulet.

The stock internals were replaced with a billet-steel crankshaft, forged pistons, and billet-steel connecting rods for improved strength and durability, and the intake and exhaust systems were redone to optimize airflow.

If these details sound familiar, it’s because this engine can be found in more than just this Brabus version of Benz’s box: It’s also in the firm’s Rocket 900 Cabrio S65, which also is making its debut at the Frankfurt auto show as part of the company’s celebration of 40 years in business.

Of course, this might be the only modern V-12 off-roader, and that top-speed record is one we wouldn’t be particularly enthusiastic about confirming more than a couple of times, given the boxy G’s wayward dynamics at speed and susceptibility to crosswinds.

Source:

http://blog.caranddriver.com/1210-would-drive-brabus-is-building-10-888-hp-super-g-wagens/

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  • Pistolpete949
    5 days ago 1 P-Nos Points
    That's bonkers, but also there's something so satisfying about being able to outrun most cars in a giant SUV.
  • Todd
    6 days ago 2 P-Nos Points
    siiick!
    • forakzai
      6 days ago 2 P-Nos Points
      I know right? I want one so badly
    • Todd
      6 days ago 1 P-Nos Points
      me too!!!
  • Viper72
    6 days ago 1 P-Nos Points
    This brabus interior is sick wowwwww😎
  • why_ral
    1 week ago 2 P-Nos Points
    Alejandro be like: " Wifey, look at it. Can we do this to your truck? PLEASE!!!"
    • forakzai
      1 week ago 3 P-Nos Points
      It would be even cooler in his 4X4 Squared
    • Todd
      6 days ago 2 P-Nos Points
      hahah, indeed!
  • FSR28
    1 week ago 1 P-Nos Points
    I wouldn't want to drive this, I just be in the back the whole time. Lol, drive it a few times but that back seat looks more appealing
    • forakzai
      1 week ago 1 P-Nos Points
      I would feel like a mob boss in the back of that
  • greggdrews
    1 week ago 1 P-Nos Points
    would I drive it? yes, but that front end and all of the extra led lighting looks like garbage. They can make it 1000x better by just making things simpler on the outside.
    • forakzai
      1 week ago 1 P-Nos Points
      i see your point, but i think the point of Brabus is to be extravagant and extra
  • smoke3316
    1 week ago 1 P-Nos Points
    Needs more carbon fiber?
    • forakzai
      1 week ago 2 P-Nos Points
      some more carbon would definitely be nice
    • Todd
      6 days ago 2 P-Nos Points
      the more - the better!
    • forakzai
      6 days ago 2 P-Nos Points
      yep, can never go wrong with more carbon fiber, there's no such thing as too much
  • cmrnbggs
    1 week ago 2 P-Nos Points
    The hood has to go, that thing looks trash. Everything, else.... sign me up!
  • jmartin
    1 week ago 1 P-Nos Points
    i actually had to make an account to comment on this... that is one bitchin' truck man. Do the lights in the cup holders mean heating and cooling?
    • forakzai
      1 week ago 3 P-Nos Points
      welcome dude :) the members in the family, the better, and yeah that is quite a car. I'm actually not sure if the cup holders heat and cool, but I wouldn't be surprised considering the depth Brabus went detailing it
    • jmartin
      1 week ago 1 P-Nos Points
      appreciate it man, thanks
    • Todd
      6 days ago 2 P-Nos Points
      I am pretty sure Mercedes-Benz offers heated and cooled cup holders even without the Brabus kit. And yes- those lights are exactly what that means, heated and cooled :)
  • j.turner79
    1 week ago 3 P-Nos Points
    That interior though!!
    • forakzai
      1 week ago 2 P-Nos Points
      right? it's beautiful. Brabus killed it with this one
    • jmartin
      1 week ago 1 P-Nos Points
      it looks like they took an S class and combined it with a G Wagon
  • MrJBS
    1 week ago 3 P-Nos Points
    That's just going is just going to destroy the laws of physics lol
    • forakzai
      1 week ago 5 P-Nos Points
      not only will it destroy them, it'll take them out back behind the shed and hurt them in ways they didn't know where physically (lol) possible
    • forakzai
      1 week ago 1 P-Nos Points
      were*
    • jmartin
      1 week ago 1 P-Nos Points
      we actually learned about this in Physics class... apparently the G Wagon is exempt from the laws of physics... weird huh?
    • jmartin
      1 week ago 1 P-Nos Points
      lol that's pretty funny
  • Jscott
    1 week ago 1 P-Nos Points
    lol at a certain point the upgrades on this car have got to be more than the cost of the car
    • forakzai
      1 week ago 1 P-Nos Points
      i think we might already be past that point
    • Jscott
      1 week ago 0 P-Nos Points
      lol well i guess it's good that it's got cabinets so i could live in it at that point
  • zer0wo
    1 week ago 2 P-Nos Points
    900HP brick and i want one so bad LOL
    • zer0wo
      1 week ago 2 P-Nos Points
      The center console is insane
    • forakzai
      1 week ago 2 P-Nos Points
      a brick with 900 horsepower and the aerodynamics of a barn lol
    • zer0wo
      1 week ago 2 P-Nos Points
      Can you imagine the wind noise in this thing? LOL
    • forakzai
      1 week ago 2 P-Nos Points
      probably has a bad ass sound system which will be useless because you probably wouldn't be able to hear a thing over the wind sounds lol
    • zer0wo
      1 week ago 2 P-Nos Points
      The gas mileage must be pretty good as well LOL
    • forakzai
      1 week ago 3 P-Nos Points
      it might just rival that of a Prius
    • zer0wo
      1 week ago 2 P-Nos Points
      A tank must drink less than this car
    • forakzai
      1 week ago 2 P-Nos Points
      a navy battleship probably drinks less than this car
    • zer0wo
      1 week ago 2 P-Nos Points
      If you put into scale it's possible LOL Someone needs to do the math
    • forakzai
      1 week ago 2 P-Nos Points
      like Farshad, I too cannot do the math...
    • zer0wo
      1 week ago 1 P-Nos Points
      I'm burnt from the penne post so i can't
    • forakzai
      1 week ago 2 P-Nos Points
      a navy destroyer burns about 1000 gallons per hour and weighs around 9200 tons or about 18,400,000 pounds. I'm guessing it's more efficient than this G Wagon lol
    • forakzai
      1 week ago 2 P-Nos Points
      you already finished the Penne post?
    • zer0wo
      1 week ago 1 P-Nos Points
      Ahahaha and a navy destroyer can shoot and explode lots of shit
    • zer0wo
      1 week ago 1 P-Nos Points
      Nah, halfway. I'll do an all night and try to finish before the morning
    • jmartin
      1 week ago 2 P-Nos Points
      i'm pretty sure this thing does quite a bit better than a Prius at the MPG's
    • forakzai
      1 week ago 2 P-Nos Points
      lol i bet
  • penfold102
    1 week ago 2 P-Nos Points
    Ahahaha! What a ridiculous thing this is. I love it and want it. Good old Brabus!
    • forakzai
      1 week ago 2 P-Nos Points
      that is the most bad ass brick I've ever seen. I want it so badly lol
    • penfold102
      1 week ago 1 P-Nos Points
      It's the attention to every little detail that makes Brabus stand head and shoulders above the other aftermarket Mercedes tuners, which is why they are seen as bonafide manufacturers, not just tuners.
  • forakzai
    1 week ago 3 P-Nos Points
    who needs a Landaulet when you've got this?
    • jmartin
      1 week ago 1 P-Nos Points
      this looks nice and all, but i'll still take the Landaulet
    • forakzai
      1 week ago 2 P-Nos Points
      LMAO, I've thought long and hard on the subject, and I think I would too