When you carve a 6×6 pick-up truck out of a popular SUV, you can’t sell just one variant of it, right? I mean, so much time, effort and energy went into converting the second-gen AMG G 63 into this wild contraption called the Brabus XLP 800 6×6 Adventure. Which is why Brabus is also introducing the XLP 900 6×6 Superblack—which carries a price tag of €1,186,000 (including VAT) in Germany.
So, what do you get for that extra €86,000? Well, for starters, how about an extra 100 in the name? Will talk about that in just a minute or two. The exterior of this example is painted in black, which doesn’t offer much contrast with all the carbon fibre parts as opposed to the white-painted XLP 800 example we saw earlier. However, black and carbon fibre is a popular combination, and I’m pretty sure Brabus will paint this truck in any color you desire.
The carbon fibre application is quite generous here, and the badges are all black—as are the 6 wheels. The size of rims and tyres are the same as well: 22-inches wrapped with 325/55 all-terrain tyres. The control arms are not painted red here, but I’m pretty sure Brabus won’t mind painting them red if you want them to.
The dark theme continues on the inside as well with Shadow Gray elements as opposed to reddish stuff found in the XLP 800. Powering the Brabus XLP 900 6×6 Superblack is a 4.5L V8 twin-turbo engine that originally started its life as a 4.0L unit we all are familiar with. The stock engine’s bore and stroke were enlarged to 84 mm and 100 mm, respectively, resulting in the capacity increase from 3,982 cc to 4,407 cc. The stock turbos were also thrown away for Brabus turbos with larger compressors.
Brabus BoostXtra adapters for a thrilling blow-off noise, a ram-air intake system integrated into the exposed carbon radiator grille, and larger 76 mm downpipes were some of the other key points of this build.
The peak output figures are 662 kW (900 metric hp) at 6,200 rpm and 1,250 Nm (922 lb-ft) at 2,900 rpm. But to make sure that the 9-speed gearbox won’t blow-up, the torque is electronically limited to 1,050 Nm (774 lb-ft). The official 0-100 km/h (62 mph) sprint time is 5.2 seconds, if you’re interested in doing such things in a pick-up truck. The top speed, however, is limited to 210 km/h (130 mph) due to all-terrain tyres.