BRABUS 800 BLACK & GOLD EDITION: That is the label under which another supercar from BRABUS celebrates its world premiere. The high-performance off-roader with exquisite appointments was created based on the current Mercedes-AMG G 63.
The BRABUS 800 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V8 with an output of 588 kW / 800 hp (789 bhp) and a peak torque of 1,000 Nm (737 lb-ft) gives this off-roader acceleration potential as only a few full-blooded sports cars can offer: The exclusive all-wheel drive car reaches a speed of 100 km/h (62 mph) after just 4.1 seconds. The top speed is electronically limited to 240 km/h (150 mph).
Visually, the new BRABUS 800 BLACK & GOLD EDITION special model thrills with the strikingly styled BRABUS WIDESTAR widebody version with numerous carbon elements and 23-inch BRABUS Monoblock Y "Platinum Edition" hi-tech forged wheels painted gold to contrast with the black vehicle body.
This special color scheme continues consistently in the design of the exclusive BRABUS fine leather interior with rear bucket seats.
Fitting the name of this special model, the body of the BRABUS 800 BLACK & GOLD EDITION is painted black. In addition, it features golden brake calipers and golden BRABUS emblems and logotypes to match the interior. In addition, the looks of the vehicle are characterized by the BRABUS WIDESTAR widebody version. It gives the current G-Model an even more massive appearance and at the same time makes this exclusive off-roader ten centimeters (4 inches) wider than the production car. In addition to the fender flares, this bodywork modification also comprises special fasciae at the front and rear, which give this supercar an even more dynamic design. On this edition model, it also includes matte black air outlets aft of the front fender flares and the likewise black center sections of the front and rear fascia that are reminiscent of a skid plate.
Also part of a BRABUS 800 BLACK & GOLD EDITION are individual highlights such as the two golden struts in the radiator grille or the shiny naked-carbon design elements such as the top-mounted hood attachment or the LED light unit above the windshield.
The fender flares of the bodywork modification create space for the forged king-sized BRABUS Monoblock Y "PLATINUM EDITION" alloys of size 11Jx23 front and back. These wheels featuring nine spokes that taper off towards the outer edge of the wheel in the shape of a "Y" are also painted gold to match the model designation and are identified as high-end forged wheels with a "GOLD PLATINUM" badge on the outer flange. The size 305/35 R 23 Advan Sport high-performance tires are supplied by BRABUS technology partner YOKOHAMA.
The "BRABUS 800 BLACK & GOLD EDITION” badge on the handhold on the passenger's side is not the only thing to catch the eye immediately in the cockpit. The interior designers of the refinement specialist created an especially exclusive BRABUS fine leather interior for this supercar. Matching the paint finish, the interior is dominated by black leather, which was highlighted with golden BRABUS labels and a host of elements such as controls, air vents, loudspeaker grilles or surrounds, which all sport golden glazing.
The exquisite interior appointments also demonstrate the love of detail of the BRABUS upholstery shop's work: A typical example is the shell-shaped quilting on the seat surfaces and on parts of the door panels. In addition, all these leather-trimmed areas are perforated with pinpoint precision and additionally fascinate with the golden fabric that shimmers through the perforations and thereby brings the BRABUS 800 BLACK & GOLD EDITION motto to life.
Carbon surrounds with high-gloss sealant emphasize the sporty design of this special model. Further exclusive BRABUS elements in the interior are the aluminum pedals and door-lock pins as well as the stainless scuff plates with backlit BRABUS logo.
The BRABUS interior designers replace the stock seat bench in the rear with two bucket seats that offer numerous comfort features such as multi-contour adjustment, memory and integrated seat ventilation and heating.
Between the two rear seats is the new BRABUS center console, which was developed specifically for the current G-Class and, in line with the BRABUS 800 BLACK & GOLD EDITION concept, was covered with black leather and golden elements. It serves as a comfortable armrest for the passengers in the rear. What is more: A 4.3-inch BRABUS Touch Control Panel was integrated into the top of the console within easy reach. In standby mode, it shows a clock with BRABUS 800 illustration. In addition to controlling various seat functions in the rear, this innovative control also allows moving the front passenger seat, primarily in order to get more legroom.
This panel also provides access to the standard COMAND system of the G-Class. For example, it allows turning the sound system up or down or even muting it from the rear. The reading lights and the starry sky in the headliner can also be controlled with it.
A USB multimedia port, likewise integrated into the top of the console within easy reach, allows connecting a smartphone or tablet with the COMAND system and charging them, of course. Two cup holders cool or heat the drinks of the rear passengers. Another important feature of the console is the integrated strongbox. This drawer opens electrically to the front only after entering a code on the Touch Control Panel.
However, the BRABUS 800 BLACK & GOLD EDITION special model captivates not only with thrilling looks and exclusive appointments, but also with high performance in its purest form. After the installation of two high-performance turbochargers and other modifications, the BRABUS 800 four-liter, twin-turbo eight-cylinder engine produces a peak output of 588 kW / 800 hp (789 bhp) at 6,600 rpm. Simultaneously, peak torque grows by 150 Nm (111 lb-ft): An impressive 1,000 Nm (737 lb-ft) are on tap at a low 3,300 rpm. BRABUS uses hi-tech lubricants from technology partner Motul for the entire powertrain.
The road performance of the BRABUS 800 BLACK & GOLD EDITION is accordingly superior for a vehicle of this kind: From rest, the new BRABUS supercar sprints to a speed of 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.1 seconds. The top speed is electronically limited to 240 km/h (150 mph).
The superior performance is complemented by a thrilling exhaust note: Thanks to an integrated actively controlled exhaust flap, the BRABUS stainless sport exhaust system with two black chromed side pipes on each vehicle side offer an electronically controlled sound management with a choice between a discreet "Coming Home" mode or a markedly sporty V8 sound.
The BRABUS 800 BLACK & GOLD EDITION starts at 380,672 euros MSRP (export price excluding VAT in Germany!). Fuel economy, CO2 emissions and efficiency class: BRABUS 800 BLACK & GOLD EDITION based on the Mercedes G 63 AMG: city 16.5 l/100 km, highway 11.1 l/100 km, combined: 13.1 l/100 km. Combined CO2 emissions: 345 g/km, efficiency class F.