Have you been waiting for the most powerful twelve-cylinder off-roader? If that’s the case, you might want to look into this Brabus G65 with as much as 888 horsepower.
When looking at it from the outside, the Brabus G65 has a boxy design with a go-anywhere appeal, and capability of course. The German tuner first came out with the most powerful four-seat cabrio (based on the S65), following a E63 S sedan with as much as 700 horsepower, and now, they are on to the G65, or the legendary G-Class in its highest specification. Brabus only plans to build 10 examples of the Brabus G65, and each one will have a whopping price tag of €666,000 ($800,000), and the same 6.3-liter V12 biturbo engine (instead of the original one with 6.0 liters).
Speaking of the engine power and performance, the Brabus G65 will be armed with 888 horsepower (662 kilowatts) and 1,106 pound-feet (1,500 Newton-metres) of torque. The Bottrop-based tuner says that the ten Brabus G65 examples will be the most powerful off road vehicle in the world with a twelve-cylinder engine. However, one will not be able to enjoy the full mountain-moving torque as it will be electronically limited to 885 pound-feet (1,200 Newton-metres).
The Brabus tuned G65 that we will see at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show can do the 0 to 62 mile per hour (100 kilometers per hour) sprint in just 3.9 seconds. That is a great improvement compared to the regular G65 that needs a little more time at 5.3 seconds. For the sake of comparing, it is a tenth of a second quicker than the standard Mercedes-AMG GT. The regular model has a top speed of 143 miles per hour (230 kilometers per hour), while the Brabus version has been pushed to a max of 169 mph (270 kph).
With the new V12, Brabus decided they would give the G-Wagen an upgraded exterior. Therefore, it gets a new body kit made with a lot of carbon fiber bits, stretching it out to 12 centimeters (4.7 inches). The standard alloys have now been replaced with a set of 23-inch forged wheels wrapped in Yokohama tires. These “king-sized” wheels are then paired with the biggest braking system created by Brabus for an SUV.
The cabin will be covered in leather, and instead of the rear bench, the Brabus G65 will get two individual seats separated by a center console that has a 4.3-inch touch panel. It also features heated and cooled cup holders, a built-in safe, and an electrically powered drawer.