Extreme off-road capability, strong as an ox and exclusively equipped: BRABUS (Brabus-Allee, D-46240 Bottrop, phone +49 / (0) 2041 / 777-0, fax +49 / (0) 2041 / 777 111, Internet www.brabus.com) presents an extravagant pickup in the BRABUS 800 Adventure XLP SUPERWHITE that feels just as much at home in the desert as over hill and dale or on a magnificent boulevard.
The supercar is brilliant white on the inside and outside. It is built based on the Mercedes-AMG G 63 and its cargo bed is not the only thing that makes it a quintessential eye-catcher. The BRABUS 800 Adventure XLP SUPERWHITE is 5.31 meters (209 in) long and features a special chassis with portal axles, resulting in a ground clearance of 49 centimeters (19.2 in) that also makes the toughest off-road operations possible.
Of course, this also comes to some extent courtesy of the superior performance of the BRABUS 800 V8 twin-turbo engine with a displacement of four liters, an output of 588 kW / 800 hp (788 bhp) and 1,000 Nm (737 lb-ft) of torque. The BRABUS 800 Adventure XLP SUPERWHITE accelerates to 100 km/h (62 mph) in a mere 4.8 seconds. Due to the 22-inch all-terrain tires and the high vehicle weight, the top speed is electronically limited to 210 km/h (130 mph).
Matching the exceptional “Diamond White Pearl” paintwork of the vehicle body, which was enhanced with exposed-carbon components, the special model also features a brilliant white BRABUS fine leather interior to which carbon elements add exciting highlights. What is more: logos depicting the number “77” evoke the year the BRABUS brand was born.
The BRABUS 800 Adventure XLP SUPERWHITE high-performance pickup is another highlight in the long success story of supercars from Bottrop that has now continued for over four decades. With it, BRABUS once more demonstrates the huge wealth of expertise of the company accredited as a vehicle manufacturer with the German Federal Motor Transport Authority.
The basis for this exclusive pickup is the Mercedes-AMG G 63. To transform it into the BRABUS 800 Adventure XLP, the BRABUS engineers employed state-of-the-art CAD technology to develop a new rear cab wall with heated window for the passenger compartment, which of course remains just as spacious as before.
The BRABUS cargo bed takes the place of the trunk. To accommodate the bed, BRABUS developed a special, high-strength frame module for the off-roader that allows moving the rear suspension further aft. As a result, the wheelbase grows by exactly 50 centimeters (20 in), which also necessitated designing a longer driveshaft.
The newly created vehicle length of 5.31 meters (209 in) offers space for a cargo bed with a wide range of uses. In order to achieve the greatest possible stability, the bed floor is made from sheet steel. The side-opening tailgate is also made from this material. The carbon bedsides are produced by BRABUS business division CSP by means of the complex prepreg process.
The design engineers use Flexi Teak as the material for the bed liner, which can also be found in the high-performance boats from BRABUS Marine. The material on this pickup is white and features gray BRABUS logotypes matching the overall color scheme. As a striking contrast to the white special paintwork, the double bed bars behind the cab of the BRABUS 800 Adventure XLP SUPERWHITE feature matt black coating as well as the robust roof luggage rack for which a roof tent is optionally available. The “800” model badge on the tailgate likewise sits on a black background.
BRABUS developed a completely new suspension concept to ensure the pickup can also be used for heavy-duty off-road operations. The engineers and technicians opted for portal axles, which give the pickup a whopping 49 centimeters (19.2 in) of ground clearance.
New parts made from high-strength aluminum were produced for the BRABUS independent suspension at the front axle. Using cutting-edge CNC technology, the company milled a special integral subframe and new control arms from solid pieces of aluminum. The newly designed rigid axle at the rear also required producing numerous tailor-made components such as all control arms and the reinforced axle housing. The portal axles increase not only the ground clearance, but also allow significantly greater axle articulation, which is extremely advantageous in tough off-road operations.
To match this design, BRABUS developed the -adjustable BRABUS Ride Control coilover suspension for the BRABUS 800 Adventure XLP SUPERWHITE. The standard DYNAMIC SELECT suspension adjustment enables the driver to select different setups for the titanium-coated struts. This makes it possible to adapt the damping, powertrain, steering and assistance systems optimally to the different operating conditions.
The BRABUS Monoblock HD alloys are likewise designed for maximum loads and are another special development for this pickup. Insiders can tell from the eight-hole bolt pattern that this eight-spoke design was engineered specifically for these portal axles. The wheels of size 9.5Jx22 feature a black paint finish and, fitted with Pirelli Scorpion ATR all-terrain tires of size 325/55 R 22, make optimal use of the available space under the BRABUS fender flares, which add exactly 11.7 centimeters (4.6 in) to the width of the G-Model.
Exposed-carbon wheel arch extensions plus other BRABUS components made from that same hi-tech material add further attractive highlights on this supercar. They include the BRABUS hood cowl with two power bulges and the BRABUS wind deflector with four LED work lights. The radiator grille surround, the air intakes in the front fascia with integrated daytime running lights, the covers for the side mirrors, the side rub strips and the skid plate elements at the front and rear are also made from carbon sealed with high-gloss finish.
An exposed-carbon panel with recessed BRABUS logotype signals to the traffic behind who the builder of this supercar is.
The front and rear fascias were adapted from the widebody version of the current Mercedes G-Class as well. Because the BRABUS 800 Adventure XLP SUPERWHITE was designed for heavy-duty off-road operations, the car is also fitted with a front brush guard with black coating and a winch with a pulling capacity of 4,500 kilograms (9,920 lbs.).
Because the cab sits quite a bit higher due to the increased ground clearance, the BRABUS 800 Adventure XLP SUPERWHITE is equipped with running boards that are finished with white coating. Power-folding steps are additionally available as a customer option to make getting in and out even easier. In order to provide a safe step also in the dark, LED lights were embedded in the flares, which are triggered when a door handle is pulled or by the Keyless Go signal when the driver approaches the vehicle. They illuminate not only the steps of the rocker panels, but also the ground to the sides of the vehicle.
However, the exclusive pickup is more than just a visually thrilling and extremely versatile companion. Its engine represents high performance in its purest form. To this end, the four-liter, twin-turbo V8 engine was uprated with the BRABUS PowerXtra B40S-800 performance upgrade. The changes to the engine hardware concern the turbocharging system. Two newly configured BRABUS high-performance turbochargers with larger compressor unit and modified core assembly with reinforced axial bearings produce a maximum boost pressure of 1.6 bar. BRABUS Boost Xtra ensures that the forced-induction engine produces a clearly audible blow-off noise when the driver lifts off the gas.
BRABUS programmed special mapping for the engine control unit to recalibrate the electronic boost pressure control and further optimize the power delivery without impairing the durability. To this end, the company conducted extensive tests on various test benches and on the road. The new software is introduced by the plug-and-play BRABUS PowerXtra auxiliary control unit, which is adapted to the engine electronics.
The superior performance is combined with a thrilling engine sound. Thanks to an electronically controlled sound management system, the BRABUS stainless sport exhaust system offers a choice between a discreet “Coming Home” mode and a decidedly sporty V8 exhaust note. This exhaust system is also visually striking. Two tailpipes in side-pipe design exit on either side of the vehicle in front of the rear wheels. They are framed by an exposed-carbon surround with integrated launch ambience light, which lights up red when the interior lights are activated.
With an output of 588 kW / 800 hp (788 bhp) at 6,600 rpm and a peak torque of 1,000 Nm (737 lb-ft) at a low 3,600 rpm, the BRABUS 800 Adventure XLP SUPERWHITE is one of the most powerful specimen of its kind. The vehicle performance is accordingly outstanding for an off-roading pickup. From rest, the powerful all-wheel-drive vehicle slings itself to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.8 seconds. The gears are shifted automatically or manually with the ergonomic BRABUS RACE carbon paddle shifters on the steering wheel. Due to the all-terrain tires, the top speed is electronically limited to 210 km/h (130 mph).
The BRABUS fine leather interior lives up to the name of this special model too. Seats, door panels, center console, the new rear cab wall, the lower section of the dashboard and the steering wheel grips were covered in the finest “White Heat” leather. The seat center sections and the inner sections of the trim panels were additionally fitted with “Double Cube” quilting and perforated with pinpoint precision. As homage to the founding of BRABUS in 1977, some interior elements also sport embossed “77” signets. Countless components such as the air vents, switches, bezels and loudspeaker grills were finished with precisely color-matched white glazing.
The top of the instrument panel was covered with black leather to add a striking contrast. That same dark color can also be found in the Alcantara roof pillar trim and headliner. The bezels in the cockpit and parts of the steering wheel rim were produced from carbon sealed with a high-gloss finish and look just as sporty as the BRABUS aluminum pedals and door lock pins.
The BRABUS 800 Adventure XLP SUPERWHITE starts at 631,067 euros as a complete car (export price excluding statutory VAT in Germany).
Fuel economy, CO2 emissions and efficiency class:
BRABUS 800 Adventure XLP SUPERWHITE based on the Mercedes-AMG G 63: city 19.2 l/100 km (12.3 mpg), highway 13.3 l/100 km (17.7 mpg), combined: 15.5 l/100 km (15.2 mpg). Combined CO2 emissions: 353 g/km, efficiency class G.