It has been over 5 years since the second-gen Mercedes-Benz G-Class made its debut, but where’s our beloved 6×6 pick-up truck? Well, the answer to that question came not from Stuttgart or Affalterbach but from Bottrop, in the form of Brabus XLP 800 6×6 Adventure. Brabus didn’t share how many units it is building, but the example shown here starts at €1,100,000 (including VAT) in Germany.
As you can probably tell, the Brabus XLP 800 6×6 Adventure is based on the AMG G 63. The obvious differences are, of course, 6 wheels on portal axles and a bed. Which meant that the donor car’s ladder frame needed to be lengthened with the help of an additional steel module—which is claimed to give the frame the same torsional rigidity as the production vehicle and also incorporate the four rear wheel suspensions. Brabus says that the dampers and springs of the six suspension struts were calibrated specifically to the vehicle’s weight and huge ground clearance (18.6-inches). The damping rate can be adjusted from inside the cockpit.
Reinforced axle housings and all red-painted control arms are made of high-strength aluminum. The Adventure truck rides on 22-inch Brabus Monoblock Z/HD wheels that were engineered specifically for the portal axles with an eight-lug bolt pattern; these wheels are wrapped with 325/55 all-terrain tyres. All six wheels are connected to a central tire inflation system for lowering and increasing the tire pressure on the touch control panel.
Powering the XLP 800 6×6 Adventure is a 4.0L V8 biturbo engine, with Brabus turbos producing a maximum boost pressure of 1.6 bar. There are also custom maps for injection, boost pressure and ignition. The engine delivers a peak power of 588 kW (800 metric hp) at 6,600 rpm and a peak torque of 1,000 Nm (737.5 lb-ft) at 3,600 rpm. The engine is hooked-up with a 9-speed automatic gearbox and a six-wheel-drive system. The official 0-100 km/h (62 mph) sprint time is 5.8 seconds, while the top speed is limited to 210 km/h (130 mph) due to all-terrain tyres.
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