Mercedes-Benz has yet to release additional body styles for its second-generation G-Class, but German tuning company Brabus has one in the form of its XLP.
From time to time, Brabus likes to offer a special version of the XLP equipped with many other features. The latest is the P 900 Rocket Edition, which is limited to just ten examples.
Like all Brabus XLP pickups, the P 900 Rocket Edition begins life as a AMG G 63, a car whose twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 already produces a respectable 577 horsepower and 627 lb-ft of torque. However, Brabus ups the performance dial to 888 horsepower and 774 lb-ft of torque. Peak torque is actually 922 lb-ft of torque, but it needs to be limited electronically to preserve the rest of the drivetrain.
Major engine modifications include an increase in displacement to 4.5 liters, new turbochargers with larger compressors, upgraded fuel systems and a high-flow exhaust from the manifold. Brabus is also reprogramming the engine management system.
Owners can look forward to 0-62 mph in 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 174 mph, also electronically limited, this time to protect the tires. Continentals measure 355mm on the rear axle, and they’re wrapped around 24-inch forged wheels that feature carbon fiber aero discs designed to reduce drag from turbulent airflow.
On the outside, the Brabus is equipped with a wide body kit, accent lighting and some carbon fiber goodies. The bed is made of steel and includes a tailboard that folds to the side, and its sides are made of carbon fiber. A sporty stance is created by the lowered suspension, which includes aluminum coils and adjustable shock absorbers.
The interior is upholstered in black leather, paired with red glass for all plastic trim pieces, and some carbon fiber and aluminum parts are also added. However, the company will create interiors at the request of customers.
The starting price is €649,638 (approximately $634,570) before taxes.