Mercedes-Benz G-Class GoldStorm by German Special Customs

Article by Christian A., on May 22, 2012

If you are not convinced by the 2013 Mercedes-Benz G-Class and believe that the old model can do the trick for you, we recommend to take a look at the Mercedes-Benz G-Class GoldStorm pimped by German Special Customs. The first look at the car shows a new set of headlights (borrowed from the smaller Rolls-Royce Ghost) but also new taillights.

Moreover, we find a carbon fiber front bumper, new side skirts as well as a new carbon rear bumper. Moreover, we find enlarged fenders, but also a new carbon front grille with Gold foil and a new twin exhaust system.

The carbon fiber hood makes the vehicle more aggressive and makes the vehicle lighter. In our opinion, under that hood should be the new 6.0-liter V12 biturbo engine found on the brand new G65 AMG and capable to deliver 450 kW/612 hp and 1000 Nm of torque. Still, the 5.5-liter V8 could also be a good choice, as it delivers 400 kW/544 hp and 760 Nm of torque.

After more than three decades, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class has again gained fresh momentum as sales figures show. Between the years 2009 and 2001, sales for the G-Class rose by more than 50%. Thus, a comprehensive facelift and upgrade for this enduring luxury off-roader is now set so as to make it even more attractive. With a luxurious new interior, certain discreet exterior modifications, a new infotainment system, new safety features, and new engines (in some cases), the award-winning Mercedes-Benz G-Class continues its remarkable evolution.

The G-Class was originally conceptualized as a vehicle for primarily tough, off-road terrain use. And this was exactly how it was launched in 1979. However, over the years, the vehicle’s specifications have been modified so as to reflect its customers’ needs and requirements. Its essential character, though, remains exactly unchanged.

Over the years, the carmaker has applied state-of-the-art electronics to further improve the G-Class’ already outstanding off-road capability. At the same time, it continues to work on bringing the vehicle’s road-going qualities and interior appointments up to the same level of standard as that of premium saloons that emanate from Stuttgart. The G-Class’ outstanding performance in rugged terrain, its towing capability, and its luxurious feel and look have all added up in order to ensure that it is still going strong after 33 years on the automotive market. Even today, this classic vehicle is still considered to be one of the world’s best cross-country vehicles and recently, it has once again been named "Off-roader of the year."

Dieter Zetsche, Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars and Chairman of the Management Board of Daimler AG, said that the G-Class has been, for a third of a century, a force that is to be reckoned with. The vehicle, in its latest evolution, offers powerful, state-of-the-art engines, as well as a more improved range of luxurious appointments, the latest safety features, and legendary off-road capabilities. Its design, at the same time, remains true to its unmistakable, down-to-earth style.

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