The iconic G-Wagen has been transformed into a “Pimp my ride” showcar with carbon fiber elements and huge 23-inch alloys – not to mention the power lurking under the hood.
The current “generation” of the G has been introduced around 1990 but the aftermarket scene never tires to find new ways to make the legendary off-roader better or worse. We’re going to let you judge the case on this occasion as Mansory has a reputation for delivering polarizing works. The tuner is the latest to present a new take on Mercedes’ oldest model in the family as they updated it with extensive use of carbon fiber. Bespoke bumpers and side skirts have been on the menu, as did fender flares making it 20 millimeters wider on each side compared to the regular model. The wide body kit is available for the G350, G500, G63, and G65 for €18,900 (plus VAT), but you can add even more money to the tab by asking Mansory for roof and hood carbon fiber versions.
You can also end up paying for carbon fiber side mirror caps, door handles, A-pillars, and headlight covers – and you need to save some “pennies” for the abundance of wheel options ranging from 21 to 23 inches, with the presentation car using 305/35 R23 tires. Mansory hasn’t presented the cabin just yet, but claims there are numerous modifications in there as well – with leather or Alcantara as the basis of operations. If you go for the G63’s biturbo 5.5-liter V8 engine then you can jump from 563 horsepower (420 kilowatts) and 560 pound-feet (760 Newton-meters) of torque to no less than 840 hp (618 kW) and an electronically limited 848 lb-ft (1,150 Nm).