When it comes to modifying luxury SUVs, few do it better than Brabus. This legendary German tuner has specialized in Mercedes-Benz vehicles decades ago, and nowadays loves to build incredibly powerful versions of Mercedes-AMG and Maybach cars.
Brabus isn't just limited to the luxury stuff: many of its creations are more than capable of handling serious off-roading, but nothing it's built comes close to offering the capability and thrills of it. Brabus calls it the 900 Crawler, and the end result is nothing like the G-Class it looks like.
It may look like a Mercedes-Bmodified G-Class enz, but it's a fully customized machine that isn't even road legal. Buckle up and take a deep breath, 'cause this thing is crazy, and it's in a range of insane creations by Brabus.
For its 45th anniversary, Brabus has decided to build the ultimate luxury off-road machine. The Brabus 900 Crawler is the company's first in-house developed vehicle and features a fully customized chassis and tubular frame.
The exterior features notable highlights such as the massive vented hood, skid plates under the body, LED headlights and a rear-mounted fifth wheel.
The 900 Crawler is powered by the “Brabus Rocket 900” power plant, which is essentially a Mercedes-AMG twin-turbo V8 used in various AMG applications, including the Mercedes-AMG G63.
It starts out as a 4.0-liter V8 before the Brabus goes up to 4.5 liters, fits stronger pistons, a billet crankshaft, and two big turbos that boost 1.4 bar to produce a monumental 888 brake horsepower and 922 lb-ft of torque. This tremendous amount of power is channeled to all four wheels via a nine-speed automatic transmission.
A 26.4-gallon fuel cell and a series of high-pressure fuel pumps keep this beast fueled. An electronically adjustable exhaust system with three-inch downpipes makes the Crawler sound like it wants to destroy the human race.
Underneath the entire carbon fiber bodywork, the Crawler hides a set of portal axles, height-adjustable chainstays with four-way adjustable damping. The exterior is simply some carbon-Kevlar body panels attached to a steel security cell, and it looks badass. The Crawler rolls on a set of 20-inch Brabus Monoblock HD Platinum Edition forged wheels with 40-inch tires.
The performance numbers are as impressive as the styling: ground clearance is 20.9 inches with 6.3 inches of spring travel, gross weight is a reasonable 4,553 pounds, and the Crawler will hit 62 mph in just 3 .4 seconds. Due to off-road tires, Brabus limited its top speed to just under 100 mph.
Inside the cabin, you'll find four bucket seats upholstered in SilverTex, an intercom system and a GPS-based off-road navigation system. Only 15 of these crazy machines will be built in 2022, with another 10 in 2023 and 2024. The price? Just €749,000 ($ 791,038). One Ford Bronco Raptor there's nothing about it.