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Brabus Transformed a Mercedes-AMG G63 Into a Beastly 888 HP Buggy Built for Off-Roading

Brabus Transformed a Mercedes-AMG G63 Into a Beastly 888 HP Buggy Built for Off-Roading

Brabus has called its new desert racer the Crawler, but the high-powered buggy is primed to do way more than crawl.

Built to celebrate the German tuner’s 45th birthday, the offroader is essentially a Mercedes-AMG G63 with everything turned up to 11. Rocking a new exposed body and more power than the average G-Wagen, the Crawler is designed to make mincemeat of any terrain. Oh, except roads; this thing definitely isn’t street legal.

Tipping the scales at 4,553 pounds, the four-wheeler sports a custom tubular chassis made from high-intensity steel. The majority of the Merc’s body panels have been removed and replaced with lighter carbon fiber parts. (For comparison: The Crawler is about half a ton lighter than the original G63.) The buggy has also been equipped with a rear spoiler, a lightbar and huge off-road tires that give it plenty of attitude.

The Crawler is good for 888 hp and 922 ft lbs of twist. 

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Under the hood, meanwhile, the twin-turbo V-8 has been bored out to 4.5 liters, because why not? Mated to a 9-speed auto gearbox, the mill is now capable of churning out 888 hp and 922 ft lbs of twist. (The torque is electronically capped at 774 ft lbs, though.) Belying its moniker, the Crawler can soar from zero to 62 mph in just 3.4 seconds. Top speed is limited to 100 mph, however, to protect the off-road tires.
With an impressive 20 inches of ground clearance, the Crawler should able to navigate all manner of obstacles. It also features a Brabus suspension with some 6.3 inches of spring travel and four-way adjustable shocks.
Inside the airy cabin you can expect four full-carbon racing seats finished in the same red as the exterior accents, along with a Mercedes steering wheel and display. Naturally, there’s also a GPS-based nav system just in case you get lost in the desert.

Inside, the Crawler sports four full-carbon racing seats. 

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Of course, this isn’t the first burly 4×4 Brabus has based on the Mercedes-AMG G63. Just this year, the folks at Bottrop turned the G-Wagen into a 790 hp supertruck known as the 800 Adventure XLP Superblack.
As for the Crawler, it will be limited to just 15 examples, with five delivered each year from 2022 to 2024. As for price, each buggy costs $793,000 (€749,000). That’s one hell of a birthday present, Brabus.
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Brabus’s 800 Adventure XLP Superblack Is the Mercedes Supertruck You Didn’t Know You Needed

Brabus’s 800 Adventure XLP Superblack Is the Mercedes Supertruck You Didn’t Know You Needed

If you’re looking for a Mercedes-Benz truck but the X-Series just isn’t doing it for you, Brabus has you covered.

The German tuner has just unveiled its latest custom ride, the 800 Adventure XLP Superblack. The shop has taken the G-Wagen, added a bed and portal axles and turned the beloved SUV into the supertruck enthusiasts have been begging for.

This isn’t Brabus’s first 800 Adventure XLP, but it might be the most impressive version yet. Like its predecessor, the burly 4×4 is based on the Mercedes-AMG G63. Some major changes have been made to the SUV, though. The back half of the cab has been chopped off and replaced with a truck bed (don’t worry, there’s still plenty of room in the black leather- and carbon-fiber-accented interior). The Obsidian Black vehicle has also been stretched 27 inches so it now measures 17.4 feet from bumper to bumper, and has been equipped with heavy-duty cable winch, roof rack and high-performance exhaust system.

Inside the 800 Adventure XLP Superblack 

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Those aren’t the only changes you’ll notice. The Superblack has also been lifted and features an all-new suspension setup that includes front and rear portal axles. Designed specifically for off-road vehicles, portal axles feature a half-shaft that’s offset from the center of the wheel, allowing for more ground clearance. On the base G63, ground clearance is 8.8 inches; on the Superblack, it’s 19.1 inches. That’s a huge difference and one that means Brabus’s truck can tackle almost any terrain it encounters. The 22-inch forged wheels wrapped in all-terrain tires don’t hurt either.
Brabus has also done some tinkering under the hood. The truck’s 4.0-liter twin turbo V-8, which is mated to a nine-speed automatic that sends power to all four wheels, has been specially tuned to churn out 790 horses and 737 ft lbs of twist. Thanks to this, the vehicle can sprint from zero to 62 in 4.8 seconds and hit a top speed of 130 mph. Sure, there are faster vehicles out there, but they’re likely not hulking trucks that tip the scale at 6,473 pounds.
Brabus hasn’t announced a release date for the Superblack. It’s also unclear how much it will cost, though we wouldn’t be surprised if it exceeds the first 800 Adventure XLP’s $626,300 starting price. But, then again, you don’t buy a supertruck because it’s cheap.

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Brabus Says It Has Created the World’s Fastest SUV

Brabus Says It Has Created the World’s Fastest SUV

Brabus may have just stolen the Monaco Yacht Show—with an SUV.

Not just any SUV. The German tuners showed up for the annual marine exhibition with a new ultra-high-performance crossover called the 900 Rocket Edition. And the company claims that the modified vehicle, which is based on the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63S 4MATIC+ Coupe, just happens to be the world’s fastest.

How do you make one of the most capable SUVs on the market even more powerful? If you’re Brabus, you give its engine a ground-up reworking. First, the tuner increased engine displacement from 3,982 cc to 4,407 cc, according to Motor1.com. Then the shop outfitted the mill with larger forged pistons, longer forged piston rods and a billet crankshaft. Other upgrades include turbos with larger compressor units, a new fuel pump and larger downpipes leading into a stainless-steel exhaust system.

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Thanks to these modifications, the 900 Rocket Edition’s 4.5-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 can generate a beastly 888 horses and 774 ft lbs of twist, increases of 285 and 147, respectively over AMG’s version. You’ll be able to feel the difference, too. Brabus says its SUV can launch from zero to 62 mph in 3.2 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 205 mph. It’s that last figure that Brabus seems to be basing its “world’s fastest” claim on. We imagine Porsche may object, but it’s incredibly fast any way you look at it.

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The powertrain isn’t the only aspect of the vehicle that’s been modified. The exterior has been upgraded with a variety of carbon-fiber components, an exposed finish and a set of 24-inch forged wheels with carbon discs. The standard AMG grille has also been swapped out for Brabus’s trademark barred number, which features its medal-style logo in the middle. Inside, the cabin has been touched up with leather, Alcantara and bright red carbon-fiber trim and stitching.
If the idea of an even more extreme GLE 63 S Coupe has gotten you excited, you’ll want to move quick. Brabus will only make 25 example of the 900 Rocket Edition, each of which starts—yes, starts—at $447,322.

How This Shop Turned the New Land Rover Defender Into a Daily Driver for the City

How This Shop Turned the New Land Rover Defender Into a Daily Driver for the City

They say there’s always room for improvement. Startech’s newest automotive glow-up might just see that maxim ring true. The custom shop, which is part of the Brabus Group, has decided to makeover the new Land Rover Defender for the city streets.

The legendary grandfather of off-roaders debuted in 1948 and changed very little during its 68-year production run that ended in 2016. Last year, the next-gen Defender rolled out with a bold new look that is at once rugged and refined. Needless to say, it remains an off-roader at heart, which is what prompted Startech to turn the utilitarian SUV into an “inimitable urban lifestyle jewel.”

To achieve that, the tuned 4×4 has been equipped with a new “on-road designer outfit.” Put simply, a sleek, sporty body kit that extends the front bumper and reworks the side skirts, rear bumper and hinged trunk door. Elsewhere, the bonnet sports Startech’s badge in place of Land Rover’s while the rear is emblazoned with a Union Jack to honor the four-wheeler’s origin.

The rear is emblazoned with a Union Jack to honor the four-wheeler’s origin. 

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The new urbanite is fitted with a monstrous set of 23-inch “Monostar E” rims in black and some Yokohama street rubber. The company says tweaks to the chassis further enhance the handling of these low-profile tires. Speaking of wheels, the spare at the rear has been removed. Who gets a flat in the city?
The four-wheeler has also been equipped with a “special control module” for the air suspension. As with the stock Land Rover, the different modes are selected from the cockpit, though Startech’s version rides 35mm lower when in “road mode.” The “off-road mode,” however, remains the same to give ample ground clearance should you ever wish to take the city slicker onto rougher terrain. The stationary height also remains unchanged.
As for the interior, Startech can customize it to each driver’s needs. There are three tailor-made interior packages featuring the finest leather and Alcantara, along with a variety of colors, quilting patterns and upholstery designs. The standard silver aluminum panels on the door trim, center console and dashboard can also be painted for a less utilitarian vibe.
Startech took on both the three-door Defender 90 and five-door Defender 110. Whether or not it’s an improvement, well, we’ll leave that up to you.

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