The V12 engine is similar to a dinosaur that is facing extinction to create room for hybrids and EVs in the automotive sector. Mercedes is gradually withdrawing the twin-turbo 6.0-liter unit, with the AMG S65 final version saying goodbye to the V12 full-size luxury sedan from Affalterbach. The urge for models supplied with the big engine is low and the costs to build the V12 meet harsher emission regulations are high, so keeping it long life doesn’t look like a feasible business case.
Due to this reason, Mercedes is unlikely to offer the latest G-Class (W463) the AMG G65 treatment, but if you are surely interested in a boxy off-road SUV with twelve cylinders and a three-pointed star, then you must contact with Brabus in no time. The “G V12 900” is one of the most lavish SUVs in the automotive sector, that has 888 horsepower from a twin-turbo 6.3-liter V12 engine.
While the huge engine generates massive peak torque of 1,106 pound-feet (1,500 Newton-meters) equalizing Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, it’s actually concluded at 1,200 Nm to ensure reliability. The huge power is directing to both axles via a nine-speed automatic transmission, which we expect had been strengthening to get on with the additional oomph.
How was Brabus capable to fetch so much power over the 621 hp and 737 lb-ft (1,000 Nm) available in the S65 Final version? For beginners, the V12 inserted into the G-Wagen gained a hike in displacement from 6.0 to 6.3 liters along with bigger turbochargers. Along with that, there are tailor-made exhaust manifolds, a new intake manifold with a particular air filter box, and a stainless steel exhaust, dual black-chromed tips on the sides of the IAA-bound showcar.
V12 transplant, the G-Class can achieve the 0-62 mph (0-100 kph) sprint in 3.8 seconds and reach the limit at 174 mph (280 kph). But that’s still lesser than the 190 mph (305 kph) achieved by the Bentley Bentayga Speed also called the world’s fastest production SUV.
The Bottrop tuner has added 4 inches to its widebody kit to the sides while enlarging the track for better handling. Wheels as large as 24 inches are available, and these come covered in chunky 355/25 R24 tires. Other goodies comprise of many carbon fiber exterior parts, a roof-mounted rear wing, a tailor-made suspension setup tailored to the nose-heavy configuration of the SUV, and an all-leather interior with aluminum pedals and other extras.
As per current exchange rates, it is $667,908. Brabus plans to build only ten examples and would have one on the show beginning tomorrow at the Frankfurt Motor Show.