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…It’s Tuner Tuesday: BRABUS V12 Biturbo G-Wagon?

BRABUS V12 Biturbo G-Wagon

The formula isn’t difficult (big vehicle + powerful motor = WIN) and the end result isn’t beautiful, but for BRABUS, they’re hoping that beauty is in the eye (and right foot) of the beholder.

That’s because BRABUS is calling their V12, Biturbo G-Wagon “the world’s most powerful off-roader”, and with 690 hp and 973 lb-ft of torque on tap, I’m inclined to believe them.

BRABUS V12 Biturbo G-Wagon Details

To reach those monster power numbers, they yanked out the stock power plant and replacing it with the V12 from a S600 that was then bored and stroked to a rather healthy 6.3-liter displacement. Add to that mix custom-tailored BRABUS Monoblock wheels, subtle fender flairs, a new suspension, a redone interior, and all of the other bits and pieces that come with a half million dollar redesign, and you’ve got yourself an SUV that will take you to 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds with style and luxury to spare.

[BRABUS]

[Via: Jalopnik]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series?

Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series

The Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series takes the country club favorite and leaves it out in the rain until it’s good and mad and then unleashes it onto the streets.

Based on the already beastly SL65, the AMG Black Series lightens the load to the tune of 550 pounds through the use of a carbon fiber hood, fenders, and trunk, as well as a fixed carbon fiber roof with integrated roll cage in place of the SL65’s retractable hard top.

A biturbo, 6.0-liter V12 provides the motivation, and with 661 hp and 738 lb.-ft. of torque on tap, and 60 flies by in 3.9 seconds on your way to a top speed of 199 mph.

They’re only making 200 of them for the States, and with a price tag of $320,000, it’s probably not something you’re going to see everyday buying milk at the grocery store, but if a low slung, wide body Mercedes creeps up in your rear view, proceed with caution.

[Mercedes-AMG]

[Via: Autoblog]