After the Mercedes-Benz X-Class was axed due to its underperformance in the market, there’s now a void in the pickup segment of the three-pointed star marque. But for those who are looking for a pickup from the German brand, they might want to consider the new 800 Adventure XLP Superblack of Brabus based on the Mercedes-AMG G63 SUV.
The new Brabus AMG G63 is defined by its 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that has been tuned to deliver a total of 789 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque. Together with the standard nine-speed automatic transmission, the boost brings the SUV from 0 to 62 mph in just 4.8 seconds and gives it a top speed of 130 mph.
According to the aftermarket tuner, the 800 Adventure uses portal axles similar to the ones fitted in the G550 4×42 and some Unimog variants. The sheet metal behind the rear seats has been sliced off to give way to a small cargo box complete with a roll bar for its pickup truck transformation. The side-hinged doors of the G-Class were kept but the pickup mod does not offer the usual bottom-hinged tailgate.
Moreover, Brabus integrates several carbon fiber finishes on some of the accessories of the G-Wagen. The material is noticeable in the dual-vented hood scoop, radiator grille panel, wheel arches, and exhaust tips of the auto. Even the interior upholstery benefits from carbon trims adorning the leather seats and dashboard. The company claimed that there are over 200 interior parts available for this specific G-Class build to give buyers plenty of customization options.
Brabus didn’t reveal how many units of the 800 Adventure XLP will be made for customers. The pricing of the modded Mercedes-AMG G63 was not mentioned, too, so those who are interested to know more about it will have to get a quote from the official website of the company.