Over the years, we've seen our fair share of radical makeovers for the indestructible G-Class. Even Mercedes had some fun with the off-road legend at coming out with bonkers limited-edition versions such as the G63 6×6 and the G500 4×4 2 . Tuners have always found a way to radically transform the iconic SUV into something truly insane, and have been at the forefront of wild G-car makeovers.
Their latest kit started off as a new-generation G63, and with help from German fashion designer Phillip Plein, it quickly turned into a ludicrous project. Originally unveiled in March at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, the "Star Trooper" is an exercise in excess – from the "50 shades of gray" camouflage to the 24-inch wheels, from the red LED lights to the carbon fiber aftermarket body.
Then there's the twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine, which has been massaged to deliver a whopping 850 horsepower and 1,000 Newton meters ( 737 pound feet of torque by installing bigger turbos, a high-performance exhaust, remapped ECU, and other mods. With the newly gained muscles, the G63 goes from 0 to 62 mph (100 kph) in only 3.5 seconds and routes to an electronically governed 155 mph (250 kph).
Just about every surface on the inside has been restyled, up to the point there is a "starlight headliner" in the same vein as on a Rolls-Royce and a button on the roof to control the LED light bar on top of the vehicle. An abundance of leather dominates the interior and is combined with red contrast stitching and a heavy dose of carbon fiber.
A total of 20 G63s will be sacrificed to become the "Star Trooper" available at Mansory from an eye-watering € 550,000 (about $ 613,100 at current exchange rates).
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