Brabus is back at it again with the second-gen Mercedes-AMG G-Class, making it faster and more powerful since it first came out in 2018. Just last month, the German tuner turned the Mercedes-AMG GLE And GLS into 800-hp super SUVs, but now with a diiferent trim and has reached its peak with the new limited-edition Brabus 900 Rocket Mercedes AMG G-class.
Starting with the exterior modifications, the 900 Rocket is fitted with the latest version of the Brabus Widestar bodykit. It gets similar front and rear bumpers, wide fender add-ons, double bonnet scoop, and extra intakes with the previous 700 Widestar (2018) and 800 Widestar (2019), however this time it looks even more aggressive thanks to more extensive use of exposed carbon-fiber and a few extra kits.
These include a new front spoiler, carbon-fiber grille with Rocket Startup Glow, different exhaust pipes coming out from the sides, and a new roof spoiler for extra downforce. The presentation car is painted in Stealth Gray with red-painted details all around the bodykit, but Brabus is willing to finish the SUV in any color.
The Brabus 900 Rocket Edition has a heavily reworked V8 engine with an increased displacement to 4.5 liters. The peak output of the massaged twin-turbo unit is now 900 horsepower (662 kilowatts) in combination with a mountain-moving maximum torque of 922 pound-feet (1,250 Newton-meters), electronically limited to 774 lb-ft (1050 Nm) to protect the drivetrain.
They also added larger turbochargers, billet crankshaft, enlarged cylinder bore (84 mm), longer stroke (100 mm), new forged pistons, forged connecting rods, BoostXtra valves, high-pressure pumps, Ram-Air intake system, stainless-steel exhaust system with a free-flow metal catalyst, and larger downpipes with active exhaust flap. Finally, they tweaked the ECU software with new mapping for injection, ignition, and boost pressure control.
For the sprint from a standstill to 0-62 mph (0-100 kmph) the 900 Rocket Edition needs just 3.7 seconds before it hits an electronically governed top speed of 174 mph (280 kmph).
This is 0.8 seconds faster than the stock G 63 and 0.1 seconds quicker than the ultimate Brabus G V12 900! Flat out, it will reach 280 km/h (174 mph) before the speed limiter kicks in to protect the tires.
Power is transmitted to all four wheels through the 9G-TRONIC automatic gearbox. As with all the G-Wagens, the permanent all-wheel-drive system has electronically controlled locking differentials
The exclusively designed forged 24-inch Brabus Monoblock Z “Platinum Edition” rims with carbon fiber Aero Discs are shod in mixed performance tires (295/30 at the front and 355/25 at the back).
Rear passengers have access to retractable tables, two heated or ventilated cup-holders, a refrigerated compartment, and a 4,3-inch touch control panel. As is always the case with high-end Brabus products, each customer can customize the Rocket 900 to thier taste.
Nevertheless, the tuning company intends to build just 25 vehicles of the series, which is officially called Brabus 900 Rocket Edition, each carrying a price of €571,270 with German VAT included or approximately $681,600 at the current exchange rates. Yikes!