What more could you possibly want out of the Mercedes-Benz G550 4x4²? Straight from the factory, it's packing huge 37-inch tires, high-clearance portal axles, and 16 more inches of ground clearance on top of what you get in a regular G-wagen.
But if you're German tuning house Brabus, there's no such thing as "enough." Witness the Brabus 550 Adventure 4x4², upgraded to be, somehow, even more ridiculous and off-road-awesome.
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Right off the bat, the folks at Brabus looked at the G550 4x4² and said, "eh, could use more." So the tuning firm slapped bigger twin turbos on the 4.0-liter V8 for more power—542 horses, up from the stock 415, along with a 140-lb-ft increase to 590 lb-ft of torque. Brabus says that's good for 0-62 mph in 6.7 seconds, but we have a feeling that's a conservative measure.
They didn't stop there. Brabus ditched the 4x4²'s stock suspension in place of a custom, electronically-adjustable setup with Comfort, Sport, Off-Road, and Individual damper settings and the capability to adjust suspension firmness independently at the front and rear axles.
What's that? You want your 4x4² festooned? The Braubus team is chock full of experts in festoonery. Just check out that second set of LED driving lights, or that big black bull bar with mounted winch. LED auxiliary lights are everywhere—the pods above the tailgate can be aimed via cockpit joystick—while a special "blackout" button on the dashboard cuts all the lights for covert stealth operations. The roof, for some reason, wears diamond-plate armor, while the driver's side motorized step bar is half the length of the passenger side, so as not to block the side-exit exhaust, of course.
All of this outrageousness is available either as individual items from Brabus or as the complete turn-key to-the-limit package you see here. And if you've already purchased your 4x4², don't despair—Brabus is happy to convert an existing model to Adventure 4x4² spec.