Based on the Mercedes-AMG G63, the 2022 BRABUS 800 Adventure XLP has received the trademark Superblack package that (who would’ve guessed) adds a black finish to just about anything the eye can see. We’re on the fence when it comes to looks – especially the glowing side-exit exhaust pipes – but what we can’t argue with is the vehicle’s capabilities. Everything from the exterior, interior and mechanical has been overhauled for a truly extreme one of a kind machine. Let’s take a closer look.
BRABUS 800 Adventure XLP Superblack Specifications
Engine: 4-litre V8 engine with newly developed twin-turbochargers.
Power: 588 kW / 800 hp
Top Speed (VMAX): 210km/h (electronically limited).
Acceleration: 4.8-seconds (0-100km/h)
Fuel Economy: 14.5 l/100km combined.
When we say it’s easier to list the features the 800 Adventure doesn’t have, we mean it. Because while it might appear as more of an urban assault type vehicle than an offroad weapon, the upgrades BRABUS has done to the G63 chassis tell a different story.
Starting with the biggest. Front and rear portal axles raise the ground clearance of the vehicle for a better approach, departure and ramp over angle offroad, a heavy-duty winch is built into the front fascia and there’s a roof rack enclosure with a spare wheel carrier and lights for maximum ‘Brabusized’ effect. Filling the guards are a set of 22-inch Monoblock HD forged wheels wrapped in Yokohama Geolander X-Treme tires and the signature BRABUS paint finish in Obsidian Black Metallic rounds out the menacing effect. Did we mention the whole chassis has been lengthened by 500 mm?
There’s an abundance of carbon fibre around the vehicle, including the BRABUS WIDESTAR wheel arches, and extending to the carbon-trimmed and ambient lit side-exit tailpipes that we’re really not sure about. They’re a bit tacky, but if you were going to fit ‘light-up’ exhausts to any vehicle, this is probably the only one suitable. Just look at it.
In terms of performance and driver engagement, the BRABUS 800 Adventure XLP Superblack looks to excite the driver with a 0-100km/h time of just 4.8-seconds courtesy of a 4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine producing 588 kW / 800 hp. A nine-speed automatic gearbox sends 1000NM to all four wheels and with a top speed of 210km/h, this is one of the fastest pick-up trucks in the world. An active stainless steel exhaust system provides a throaty soundtrack and the fuel economy is an absolute laugh at 14.5 l/100km combined (roughly 4-litres/100km worse than a Dodge Charger Hellcat).
The all-around luxurious theme extends to the interior of the vehicle where the steering wheel, dashboard, centre console and door panels and finished in carbon fibre. Aluminium finishes on the pedals, door-lock pins and paddle shifters contrast the rich black paint, and a Panerai Luminor design analogue watch graces the centre dashboard. More than 206 individual cockpit elements including trim panels, handles, switches, speaker covers and air vents share an immaculate Shadow Chrome finish. Bonkers stuff.
Price: Upon request.
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