A full six-wheel drive variant of the second-generation G-Class is a taboo for Mercedes as, while giving its predecessor a mouthwateringly expensive limited edition model, they still haven't done it when it comes to a modern 0off-road.
Since 2018, when production at the Magna Steyr factory started in Austria, there have been several unofficial attempts to turn it into a true 6×6, and all of them have a CGI whiff, being born in the digital world.
We could definitely support some of these virtual builds, while others still needed more pampering.
Now, while the three-pointed star doesn't seem to be interested in a 6×6 version of the new G-Wagen, the internet remains very committed to it.
The rendering of the Mercedes Mondo G
And by internet, we mean jonsibal in this case, with the rendering artist being the latest to feature an unofficial version of the 6x6 G-Class. And it's puffy, inspired by puffer jackets from a renowned fashion brand.
Don't know what we're talking about? Well, then you probably missed our initial coverage of the Mercedes-Benz Project Mondo G.
Presented a few days ago at London Fashion Week, it bears the signature of Moncler, hence the reference to the puffer, and was designed by Gorden Wagener, the automaker's chief designer.
The life-size artwork represents Moncler's first automotive partnership and features several unique elements.
It's the exaggerated proportions inspired by its puffers, visible on the roof and behind the B-pillars, and the wheels, with those oversized tires that kind of give it a monster truck feel.
There is also a giant zipper on the roof, which extends from the front to the rear of the vehicle.
Weighing in at just over 5,500 pounds (2,500 kg), the Project Mondo G is 134 inches (3.4 meters) wide and 110 inches (2.8 meters) tall, so it won't fit in most garages, with a length of 181 meters. inches (4.6 meters).
If there's one thing we're a fan of when it comes to the artwork, it's the patina finish on the body and the old-school look of the grille.
These were retained by Master Pixel for the 6×6 digital shot, and the tires look similar to those fitted to the artwork. Plus, there are no more pufferfish references to the ceiling, as it sports a real roof rack, complete with an LED light bar.
Additional tubular tubes decorate the face and open bed behind the cab, and in this configuration the machine looks ready for a polar expedition. Too bad it won't happen, and even if it does, it won't be launched with oversized tires.