Monaco - If your starting point is a vehicle that makes absolutely no sense, then you might as well crank it up to new levels of insanity, Confucius says, and that’s exactly the approach that Brabus has taken with its two new special editions, the Black Ops 800 and Shadow 800.
Better hurry with that order as Brabus is planning to make just 10 of each.
The pair were unveiled 1245km apart, the Black Ops in Sylt Island in the North Sea and the Shadow in Monaco, and while they have their own distinctive design elements, both essentially have the same heart.
That takes the form of a modified version of Mercedes-AMG’s 4-litre twin-turbo V8, which has been cranked up to 588kW and 1000Nm, up from the standard vehicle’s already lofty 430kW and 850Nm.
The result, out on the street, is a claimed 0-100km/h time of 4.1 seconds, making it 0.4s quicker than the regular G63, while the top speed remains electronically limited to 240km/h.