Mercedes’ gigantic G-Class is one of the most out-there production cars you can get right now. Anyone that has been inside of one of these rock-solid road warriors will know just how indestructible they make you feel but German cartuners Mansory seem to think that the G-Class just wasn’t unhinged enough, hence this: the G500 4×4².
The standard G-Class’ naturally overbearing silhouette was the “ideal starting point” to create “one of the most noticeable vehicles on the road”, says the team behind the Mansory monster.
Carbon fibre is liberally applied throughout the car’s exterior with the premium lightweight material popping up on the bonnet, front grille and spoiler, air intakes on the front wheel arches, side mirrors, door handles and trim. For those tall enough (the standard G-Class stands at more than six foot tall), there is carbon fibre on the roof too.
Prominent LED headlights polish off an imposing front end while at the back, panels have have been re-imagined to accommodate new lighting units.
The SUV also includes what Mansory calls ‘the stairway to heaven’ – an electronic step that automatically extends to help occupants into the cabin. Are we talking still talking a car or Air Force One?
Once inside, the G500 4×4² has quilted leather seats and extra stitching with carbon fibre popping up once again on the dashboard, door trims, steering wheel and handbrake.
It isn’t all show and no go though. Performance is given a significant boost with a ‘powerbox’ ramping power output up by 62bhp to 478bhp, as well as increasing torque by 100Nm to 710Nm.
Big numbers yes, but the G500 4×4² is unlikely to be any quicker than the G 63 Edition from Merc’s own AMG performance division, which has 563bhp and can barrel up to 62mph in 5.4 seconds. So it may not be the quickest G-Class money can buy, but with all those cosmetic quirks mentioned earlier, it is certainly one of the most exclusive.
Alas, you can’t have one; that is unless you live in Germany and have €226,100 (£188,414) burning a hole in your pocket.
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