Brabus is offering an enhanced version of the Widestar 800 based on the 2013 Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG. Just a couple of years ago, Brabus unveiled the G55 AMG-based Widestar 800. But this time, Brabus has worked its expertise on the G65 AMG variant. The high-performance SUV was presented at the 2013 Qatar Motor Show.
It is powered by a V12 6.0-liter bi-turbo engine that delivers an incredible 800 HP (588 kW) and 1,420 Nm (1,047 lb-ft). But torque is limited to 1,100 Nm (811 lb-ft). As a reminder, the regular G65 AMG churns "only" 612 HP (450 kW) and 1,000 Nm (737 lb-ft). Because of this major power upgrade, the Widestar 800 could accelerate from zero to 62mph (100 km/h) in just 4.2 seconds.
It could also continue to reach an electronically-limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h). But without the limiter, the off-roader is capable of reaching 168 mph (270 km/h). Its power is distributed to the permanent all-wheel drive system via a 7-speed automatic transmission. The G-Class will also be getting the customary wide body kit with sculpted fender flares, and front spoiler with LED DRLs.
However, it gets a fresh appearance for the front grille and widened wheel wells that offer sufficient space for 23-inch wheels. The car in the released images uses a set of 23-inch nine double-spoke wheels with 305/35 R23 high-performance tires. In addition, Brabus is offering the electrically-adjustable Ride Control suspension that was jointly developed with Bilstein.