The highest technical standards were also paramount for Brabus Automotive when it came to developing the new armoured vehicle based on the Mercedes-Benz G-Class. Right from the very start, the overall ballistic concept was designed for a maximum protective effect corresponding to the level of OEM factory armour plating.
The INVICTO Shelter Cell with its “zero-joint design” was engineered for a maximum protective effect corresponding to the level of OEM factory armouring. Every single material pairing and screw connection was tested during the development phase, while being shot at from several angles and at projectile speeds which are well beyond the standard speed of the calibre being protected against. Finally the complete vehicle was extensively approved by the German Beschussamt Ulm and certified referring to the mentioned VPAM test guidelines.
The added weight of the overall vehicle due to the armour plating is comparatively low at around 1,000 kilograms, but the load-bearing capacity of the chassis must be modified to meet the high requirements of Brabus Automotive when it comes to driving dynamics and life span. The necessary adjustments cover the entire front and rear axle construction of the vehicle.
The entire wheel suspension, for example, has been replaced by own new development, while frame reinforcements around the longitudinal beams and the spring dome increase the strength of the original vehicle structure.
The obligatory verification of the new construction included simulations using the finite element method (FEM), component analyses, stationary endurance runs and road tests. Thanks to this process established by Brabus Automotive, the extreme lifespan requirement can be ensured in accordance with OEM requirements, even with materials under the greatest of loads.
To ensure a high degree of driving dynamics, Brabus Automotive equips the chassis with reinforced springs, stabilisers and shock absorbers. The shock absorbers of the active chassis now have a pipe diameter of 60 instead of the previous 50 mm. A modified braking system with 402-mm brake discs and six-piston brake callipers at the front and 380-mm brake discs and four-piston callipers at the back ensure adequate deceleration, even with the maximum additional load.
Wheels with increased load-bearing capacity and a special run-flat system developed by Brabus Automotive round off the chassis adjustments of the vehicle.
Tailor-made, you can choose from luxurious precious woods, carbon fibres and glove-soft BRABUS fine leather in 3,500 colors for your interior. The finest BRABUS craftsmanship, the highest precision and the finest materials have always set standards and make your INVICTO unique.
Don‘t give up comfort for your personal safety, quite the contrary: As a result of this, it offers passengers – in contrast to conventional armouring concepts – for example access to the passenger compartment at all doors without any entry limitations. The entire interior also has space that is identical to the standard model.