Brabus turned the G63 into a 789-horsepower, extended wheelbase pickup


In order to add a practical cargo bed to Mercedes-Benz’s G63 without sacrificing any cabin space, Brabus extended the truck’s wheelbase by 19.6 inches, ending up with an overall body length increase of 27.1 inches. With a special module relocating the rear suspension mounting points on the ladder frame, the Brabus 800 Adventure XLP needs a parking spot at least 17.42 feet long—and not necessarily on tarmac. Brabus’ self-developed portal axle design grants this G63 with a ground clearance of 19.2 inches, while the front independent suspension features a new subframe, complete with CNC-machined axle links, billet axle housings, and the company’s titanium-coated Ride Control coilover suspension system.

Since Brabus also has a V-8 package on the shelf with bigger turbos for a peak of 789 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque, there could be no question what would power this pickup. The cargo bed is made of steel from the functional tailgate to the new cabin wall, yet with carbon-fiber side panels.

Brabus 800 Adventure XLP bed
Brabus 800 Adventure XLP suspension

Brabus says the 800 Adventure XLP will complete its 0–62 mph sprint in 4.8 seconds and hit an electronically limited top speed of 130 mph, restrained only by its all-terrain tires.

If you’re intrigued, the German tuner’s G63-based pickup will start at $425,000 plus taxes, but can also be purchased as a “First Edition” starting from $625,000. Of course you don’t have to stop there, because the Geneva Motor Show display car is a $725,000-plus affair, complete with its 150-mph Wingcopter drone. Yet without the excessive accessories, this Brabus long-wheelbase interpretation seems a lot more usable than the OEM’s own crack at this genre: the military-based, and quite frankly bonkers Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 from 2013.


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