The Mercedes-AMG take on the G Class is scary by all accounts – as it enables huge power in a model that has the same traits as it did back in the 1970s, including brick-like aerodynamic levels.
And if you’re going for Posaidon’s take on the G63, better hope both Mercedes-AMG and the German aftermarket specialist did everything to ensure proper handling, because you’ll have to deal with an 850 hp beast. Nicknamed the Posaidon G63 RS 850 now, the upgraded behemoth has the factory specification 5.5-liter biturbo V8, reworked to deliver 850 horsepower (633 kilowatts) and 995 pound-feet (1,350 Newton-meters) of torque – compare that to the standard’s “meager” power of 571 hp (425 kW) and 560 lb-ft (760 Nm) of torque. With the added grunt, the G63 sprints to 62 mph (100 kph) in a mere 3.6 seconds, on its way to a scary maximum speed of 285 kph (177 mph).
The performance enhancements include a reworked ECU as well as upgraded internals, a chassis tuning with new adaptive damping system with three levels and also new 22-inch alloy wheels shod in 285/40R22 high-performance rubber, complete with gold-painted brake calipers. The cabin matches the “yellow bee” exterior with bespoke contrasting yellow stitching and carbon fiber trim – the outside has been painted in a “Crazy Color Edition” Solar Beam Yellow, complete with black wheels.