The 700hp 6x6 Brabus B63S is here

By topgear, 14 September 2013

Brabus B63S

You can only stand back and salute, or perhaps cower in fear and pledge immediate allegiance. Meet the 6x6 Brabus G63S: a six-wheel-drive 700hp Mercedes.

Unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show, it's a one-off show car designed to garner opinion on a potential ten-car run, and should you want one, it's yours for over EU400,000.

So what do you get for your money, besides the trembling subservience of puny humans? Well, Brabus takes a stock Mercedes 6x6 G-Wagen, itself a monster of a car, and replaces the 5.5-litre V8's twin turbos with special Brabus blowers with larger compressor units producing a higher boost pressure.

Then there's gold heat reflection 'sheathing' for the intake and charge-air pipes to lower the air temperature, high-performance catalysts with 2.9 in downpipes, a full stainless steel exhaust system custom built for this Brabus G63, 'Coming Home' and 'Sport' modes (the former presumably to prevent your dog's ears from melting), and a specially calibrated ECU.

The result? A frankly bonkers 700hp, 959Nm of torque, and a 0-100 km/h time of 7.4 seconds. This, in a car weighing FOUR TONNES. Top speed is limited to, well, it doesn't matter - if something gets in your way, just destroy it (160km/h, since you asked).

There's a Brabus front spoiler. There's a carbonfibre bonnet scoop. Mirror polished Brabus underride guard protection, dark-tinted LED lights, and a cockpit carpet-bombed with red leather, TV screens in the rear headrests, stainless-steel scuff plates and aluminium componentry. TG is lightly terrified of this Brabus 6x6 G63. And wants one desperately.

Related Articles