What could possibly make the all-new Mercedes-Benz G-Class any better than it already is? Well, Brabus, famed Mercedes tuner, has an idea, mostly involving giving it 700 horsepower…
More power isn’t exactly the top of the list of changes we’d make but hey ho. Welcome to the Brabus 700 Widestar.
The standard G63 is already the Kardashian/mob boss/Middle East oil baron daily hack of choice, but the Widestar takes it to the next level. And where better to debut such an outlandish machine than in Monaco at the exotic 2018 Yacht Show?
You won’t need to even fire up your 700hp Brabus Widestar to get noticed. 100mm-wider wheelarches can harbour enormous 23-inch Monoblock “Platinum Edition” wheels if you so desire. Measly 20s come as standard.
Brabus badging all around the car lets everyone know this is no (ahem) pauper-spec AMG. Roof-mounted LEDs are perfect for lighting up the next sand dune to be conquered.
It should come as no surprise that the sky is the limit when it comes to speccing out the cabin of your new Brabus Widestar. The finest leathers, Alcantara, carbon fibre highlights and wood are all available.
The car on display in Monaco features a literally tasty-sounding vanilla and black leather cabin, with orange piping and vanilla seams.
The power was perhaps the easiest thing to eek out for the Brabus Widestar. The B40 700 package is already available for other models that come with the 4.0-litre V8.
The changes include a new control module and a new engine map that up the boost and fuel flow, as well as an optional sports exhaust to really make it sing. There’s even a subtle “Coming Home” exhaust mode; an uncharacteristic consideration of others who might not want to hear your booming 700hp V8 truck as you leave of a morning.
That said, neighbours aren’t something we imagine Brabus Widestar buyers are blighted by.
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