The iconic Mercedes-Benz G 65 AMG was present at the Brabus booth in Geneva in the shape of the 800 Widestar.
It’s an 800 hp, 1,420 Nm, wide-body version for Mercedes’ new twelve-cylinder off-roader.
With the Brabus 800 engine conversion, Brabus offers owners of the new Mercedes G 65 AMG an 188-hp performance upgrade. The Brabus 800 has a sprint time of just 4.2 seconds to 100 km/h (62 mph) and an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). It is offered with an optional Brabus Widestar wide-body version complete with 23-inch BRABUS forged wheels available in various versions. It also has an electrically adjustable Brabus Ride Control suspension that offers a balance between ride comfort and handling.
To unleash 800 horsepower from the V12 engine, BRABUS engineers developed a high-tech Biturbo system. The exhaust manifolds custom-designed for the G 65 AMG with integrated turbine housings and high-performance turbochargers optimize throttle response and produce a higher boost pressure than the production turbos.
On the exhaust side there is a BRABUS stainless-steel high-performance exhaust system with free-flow metal catalysts and a sound management system courtesy of a butterfly valve in the exhaust.
The sport exhaust adds some visual excitement with its two dual tailpipes with regular or black chrome finish exiting on both sides in front of the rear wheels.
by Dan Mihalascu
) - Thursday, March 7th, 2013 - filed under Geneva Motor Show
. Image credit: .
Discuss: Geneva Motor Show LIVE: Brabus 800 Widestar is a G 65 AMG on steroids