The Mercedes-Benz and AMG G-Class vehicles are particularly favored as build foundations by German tuning shop Brabus, but fellow domestic automotive design enhancement specialist Mansory isn’t far behind in its appreciation of the sophisticated utilitarianism of the series.
The firm’s more recent G-Class projects — Algorithmic Fade and new Gronos Coupe — have been special client commissions with unique exterior designs, and this spring the company revealed another. This is another: an AMG- G-Wagen called ‘Desert Sand’ that’s been given Mansory’s 900-level performance treatment.
The numerical designation aligns with Mansory’s performance enhancements and the new horsepower rating of the vehicle: the P900 G63 boasts 900 horsepower. Cosmetically, the SUV is dressed in a tan exterior that’s been given a tank-like look by way of a whole host of new components, most of them fabricated from carbon fiber, of which the more salient are the roof spoiler and hood. The interiors are dominated by brown leather.
There’s also a bit of the rally racer in the overall theme of the Desert Sand, of course, including the wheels. Side exhaust ports enhance the all-business competition-ready look.
The Desert Sand can make the 0-62 MPH leap in 3.3 seconds, and it has 885 pound-feet of torque available for heavy towing tasks.