Brabus Builds An 800 Horsepower G-Wagen

In case you need a ride that does everything.

If you’re looking for a car or truck that can satisfy almost every need you might require from a whip, the Brabus 800 Widestar is about as good a place as any to start. Based on the tried-and-true Mercedes-Benz Geländewagen (a.k.a. Germany’s Hummer), Brabus yanks out the stock engine for a version of the V12 from the Mercedes-Benz S600. Thanks to new engine mapping, new intakes and a Brabus turbo setup, the V12 cranks out 800 horsepower and 1,047 lb-ft of torque—though to protect the five-speed automatic transmission, the engine is held back to a wimpy 811 lb-ft. Brabus says the Widestar will jump from 0 to 60 in 4.0 seconds flat, and with power figures like that, we’ve got no reason to doubt ’em.

An amped-up Benz only carries cred on the streets if it’s got a clean body kit to match, and Brabus doesn’t disappoint here, either. In addition to the usual Brabus touches like a custom lighting setup up front, the Widebody sits 4.7 inches wider than the stock G-Wagen, thanks to wider fender flares large enough to accommodate 23″ rims without a single change. Sports car performance on the street, Jeep performance off it, and style that’ll stop people in their tracks? This just might be the perfect all-in-one ride. [Shout-out to Carscoop!]

Check out the RIDES review of the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen here.

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