Imagine spotting one of these on the road.
Electric vehicles seem to be a hit at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show. But the Mercedes-Benz G500 4x4 squared by Brabus is the farthest thing from an electric vehicle. The German tuner has turned the SUV into something unforgettable with its visual and performance upgrades. Brabus beefed up the 4.0-liter V8 with a performance kit that dials up output to a total of 493 hp and 523 lb-ft of torque. This allows the SUV to get to 62 mph in under 7.0 seconds and onto an electronically controlled top speed of 139 mph.
Another awesome performance part on the G500 is its stainless-steel sports exhaust system with actively controlled butterfly valves. Where Brabus’ off-roading beast holds its own is in the looks department. The tuning company customized the SUV with a front fascia that now includes LED daytime running lights, new headlight surrounds and a lower skid plate. The SUV’s hood and grille are also new. The German tuner couldn’t leave the vehicle’s interior alone, so it added stainless-steel scuff plates with Brabus logos, an Alcantara headliner, leather appointed components and power-retractable side steps. In a world that’s about to be filled with silent, fuel-efficient vehicles, it's nice to see something a little bit more ludicrous.