The legendary G-Wagen sits on massive 23-inch wheels and wears carbon fibre attire.
The G-Class W463 has been around since 1990, but tuners are still finding ways to breathe new life into the iconic off roader bound to be replaced next year by an all-new model. Mansory is the latest to work on Mercedes’ oldest model on sale today by upgrading it with a new wide body kit made from carbon fibre. Custom bumpers and side skirts have been installed, along with fender flares making it 20 millimetres wider on each side compared to the standard model.
All these goodies are compatible with the G350, G500, G63, and G65 for a cool €18,900 (about $26,800 CAD) pre tax, but you can spend even more by asking Mansory to replace the roof and hood with carbon fibre. In addition, the side mirror caps, door handles, A-pillars, and the headlight covers can also benefit from the carbon fibre diet.
Numerous wheel designs in sizes ranging from 21 to 23 inches complete the visual updates for the G-Class. This particular two-tone version sits on the largest set of alloys available shod in beefy 305/35 R23 tires.
Photos of the cabin have not been released, but Mansory says there are tons of customization options available and you can cover just about all surfaces in leather or Alcantara. Needless to say, the body’s makeover can be matched on the inside with numerous carbon fiber bits and pieces.
It wouldn’t be a complete tuning package without some upgrades underneath the hood. The G63's biturbo 5.5-litre V8 engine no longer develops 563 horsepower and 560 pound-feet of torque as Mansory’s engineers have managed to extract a whopping 840 hp and an electronically governed 848 lb-ft.
The tuner isn’t saying a word about the G63 performances, but surely the huge bump in power has slashed a few ticks of a second from the 0-100 km/h sprint. As a reminder, the standard model needs 5.4 to complete the task and will continue to accelerate until the electronic top speed limiter will kick in at 210 km/h.
With the G-Class racking up more than 20,000 sales this year, it’s no wonder the model is still going strong in the tuner scene.