Based on the Mercedes G 63 AMG, the engineers, technicians and designers of BRABUS developed a high-performance pickup with outstanding off-road capability, which they achieved with a newly designed BRABUS special suspension with portal axles.
Extravagant supercars have been a dominion of BRABUS for more than four decades. In the BRABUS 800 Adventure XLP, there now is an exclusive high-performance pickup that continues the tradition of BRABUS holding the status of vehicle manufacturer with the German Federal Motor Vehicle Office in Flensburg.
CSP, the business division of BRABUS Group engaged in the development and manufacture of hi-tech components made from composite materials, produces the carbon components required for this pickup conversion such as the bedsides using the complex pre-preg process.
In addition, components were manufactured from sheet steel, such as the new rear wall for the cab, which of course has a heated rear window, parts of the pickup bed such as the robust floor, which with its flexi-teak paneling establishes a connection to yacht building, and the side-opening tailgate. This material mix achieves an optimal combination of precise fit, maximum strength and high durability.
One of the world’s most powerful engines in an off-roader joins the unusual vehicle body. To this end, the 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V8 of the current G 63 AMG was thoroughly revised by the BRABUS powerplant engineers. The BRABUS 800 PowerXtra + performance upgrade comprises extensive modifications to the engine peripherals: The two production turbos are replaced by two reconfigured BRABUS high-performance turbochargers, which in addition to a larger compressor unit also have a modified core assembly with reinforced axial bearings. They produce a maximum boost pressure of 1.6 bar.
To give the tuned eight-cylinder also a more thrilling exhaust note, BRABUS developed the BRABUS Boost Xtra sound kit for the bypass valve. With it, the turbocharged engine produces a clearly audible blow-off noise when the driver lifts off the throttle. Of course, the BRABUS high-performance exhaust system also plays a role in the acoustic fascination.
Thanks to its actively controlled exhaust flap, it offers an integrated sound management, which can change the exhaust note from a subtle “Coming Home” mode to a markedly sporty V8 sound. The two tailpipes of the stainless-steel exhaust exiting in front of the rear wheels on either side offer a choice of standard or black chrome finish and also add striking visual highlights.
This engine turns the BRABUS 800 Adventure XLP into one of the world’s most powerful pickups. From rest, the supercar with pickup bed sprints to a speed of 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.8 seconds. The top speed is electronically limited to 210 km/h (130 mph) due to the all-terrain tires. The nine-speed automatic transmission can optionally also be shifted manually with the ergonomic BRABUS RACE aluminum paddle shifters on the steering wheel. The revised powertrain also includes a special drive shaft necessitated by the extended wheelbase.
Of course, the BRABUS 800 Adventure XLP also offers luxury and individuality at their finest in the interior. Each vehicle can be enhanced in the company upholstery shop with a BRABUS fine leather interior tailored to the vehicle owner’s personal preferences in every detail.
The car shown on the photos is part of the limited “First Edition.” These pickups are outfitted with the finest leather, whose burned oak color creates a contrast with the optional ROCKET silver matte paintwork. The center sections of the seats feature shell-shaped quilting and perforations applied with pinpoint precision. Some areas such as the headliner were upholstered with black Alcantara.
For the other BRABUS 800 Adventure XLP pickups, customers can have every detail of the interior upholstered in virtually any desired color. In addition, they can choose from a wide variety of upholstery layouts. Tailor-made aluminum components such as pedals, door-lock pins and ergonomic paddle shifters on the steering wheel add markedly sporty touches in the cockpit.
The basic variant of the BRABUS 700 Adventure XLP based on the Mercedes-AMG G 63 starts at 389,831 euros. Prices for a BRABUS 800 Adventure XLP of the “First Edition” start at 542,000 euros. The BRABUS 800 Adventure XLP car on the photos sells for 588,960 euros including options (without Wingcopter).