Brabus is extremely familiar with tuning the Mercedes-Benz G-Class, and the German tuner shows off two new takes on the boxy SUV by debuting the Blacks Ops 800 on Sylt Island in Germany's North Sea and the Shadow 800 (pictured above) in Monaco. They are limited to just 10 examples each.
Gallery: Brabus Black Ops 800 And Brabus Shadow 800 Mercedes-Benz G-Class
Both Brabus-tuned SUVs use the Mercedes-AMG G63 as a starting point and pack a tuned powertrain making 789 horsepower (588 kilowatts) and 738 pound-feet (1,000 Newton-meters) of torque. The extra power lets them get to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in 4.1 seconds and reach 149 mph (240 kph).
The Black Ops and Shadow both wear Brabus' Widestar widebody kit and 23-inch Platinum Edition forged wheels. The major differentiator between them is the color scheme.
The Black Ops 800 wears a gloss black exterior with a few, subtle red accents, like on two of the grille slats and one of the wheel spokes. On the inside, there's dark gray leather with red stitching and piping. Carbon fiber adorns the door panels and center console. The ten examples start at 275,055 euros ($308,499 at current exchange rates).
The Shadow 800 has a subtle, two-tone with Gunmetal Gray paint on the body and gloss black on areas like the fender flares. Carbon fiber is on the grille surround, hood scoop, around the LED light pods on the roof, wing, and center of the wheel carrier. The interior is more colorful than the Black Ops by using a mix of black, Light Shadow Gray, and red leather. The A-pillar has Alcantara upholstery, and there's carbon fiber trim around the cabin. The ten examples each cost 327,621 euros ($367,509).
BRABUS BLACK OPS 800 and BRABUS SHADOW 800
Two BRABUS limited-edition supercars based on the G 63 AMG celebrate their world premieres
on Sylt Island and in Monaco
588 kW / 800 horsepower, 1,000 Nm of torque,
0 – 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 240 km/h. Exclusive equipment features with spectacular widebody version, 23-inch hi-tech forged wheels and extravagant BRABUS fine leather interiors
The first weekend in June 2019 provides the stage for two spectacular world premieres at two of Europe's most fascinating hot spots some 1,245 kilometers apart as the crow flies: The BRABUS BLACK OPS 800 celebrates its debut on Sylt Island in the North Sea as part of the BRABUS VIP SUMMER TOUR 2019. The BRABUS SHADOW 800 will be presented for the very first time at the Top Marques 2019 luxury trade fair in the principality of Monaco on the Mediterranean.
The basis for these two exclusive high-performance off-roaders, which are built in a strictly limited edition of just ten vehicles each, is the current Mercedes G 63 AMG.
At the heart of both supercars is the BRABUS 800 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine with an output of 588 kW / 800 hp (789 bhp) and a peak torque of 1,000 Nm (737 lb-ft). With this engine under the hood, the two high-end vehicles deliver a performance on the road that is extremely high for an off-roader: These all- wheel-drive vehicles reach a speed of 100 km/h (62 mph) after just 4.1 seconds. The top speed is electronically limited to 240 km/h.
Both special models are equipped with the spectacular BRABUS WIDESTAR widebody and 23-inch BRABUS "Platinum Edition" hi-tech forged wheels. However, they stand apart not only with their special color scheme, but also with regard to the design of their exclusive BRABUS fine leather interiors.
BRABUS BLACK OPS 800
Matching its name, the bodywork of the BRABUS BLACK OPS 800 presented on Sylt Island sports an all-black glossy paint finish. This is accompanied by subtle elements on the vehicle body and wheels painted red to match the interior. In addition, the black brake calipers are fitted with BRABUS logotypes likewise painted red. Moreover, the looks of the vehicle are characterized by the BRABUS WIDESTAR widebody, which not only lends the current G- Model a spectacular appearance, but also adds ten centimeters (4 in) in width to this exclusive off-roader. Apart from the fender flares, this bodywork modification also comprises new fasciae at the front and rear, which give the special model an even more dynamic design.
This also includes individual highlights such as the two red struts in the radiator grille or the design elements such as the hood scoop or the LED light unit above the windshield, which all sport a glossy naked-carbon finish.
The fender flares of this bodywork modification create space for the king-sized 11Jx23 forged BRABUS Monoblock F "BLACK PLATINUM Special Edition" alloys. These cross-spoke wheels are likewise painted high-gloss black to match their name and are fitted with a "BLACK PLATINUM" badge on the outer flange. The front wheels of the BRABUS BLACK OPS 800 special model were additionally given red pinstripes on the inside of two of the spokes and adorned with red BRABUS logotypes. The high-performance tires of size 305/35 R 23 are supplied by BRABUS technology partners Continental, Pirelli or YOKOHAMA.
One of the first things to catch the eye in the cockpit is the "BRABUS BLACK OPS 800 1 of 10” badge on the grab handle for the front passenger. In addition, the interior designers of the refinement specialist created a particularly exclusive BRABUS fine leather interior for this limited-edition model. To create a subtle contrast to the black outer skin, the interior is dominated by dark gray leather combined with black elements as well as red cover stitching
However, the interior also demonstrates the great love of detail that characterizes the work of the BRABUS upholstery shop: This includes embossed BRABUS logos on the black horizontal stripes of the seats as well as the seat center sections, which sport perforations applied with pinpoint precision. In concert with the red backing underneath, they are another eye-catcher in the interior.
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. Tailor-made naked- carbon faceplates take up the structure of the carbon bodywork components in the cockpit.
However, the BRABUS BLACK OPS 800 special model captivates not only with its thrilling looks and exclusive equipment features, but also with high performance in its purest form. The BRABUS 800 four-liter twin-turbo eight-cylinder engine with two high-performance turbochargers produces a peak output of 588 kW / 800 hp (789 bhp) at 6,600 rpm. Simultaneously, peak torque increases by 150 Nm (111 lb-ft): The engine puts an impressive 1,000 Nm (737 lb-ft) on tap at a low 3,600 rpm. BRABUS uses hi-tech lubricants from technology partner MOTUL for the entire powertrain.
The performance of the BRABUS BLACK OPS 800 on the road is accordingly outstanding: The BRABUS supercar sprints from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.1 seconds. The top speed is electronically limited to 240 km/h.
A thrilling exhaust note accompanies the superior performance. The BRABUS stainless sport exhaust, which on the special model is also an eye-catcher with its two black chromed exhaust tips exiting on either side of the vehicle, offers an electronic sound management thanks to its integrated actively controlled flap. It offers a choice between the subtle "Coming Home" mode and a decidedly sporty V8 sound.
Prices for the BRABUS BLACK OPS 800 start at 275,055 euros MSRP (export price excluding VAT! Price in Germany including 19 percent VAT: 327,316 euros), with the edition being strictly limited to just ten vehicles.
BRABUS SHADOW 800
The BRABUS SHADOW 800 will be presented at the Top Marques Monaco 2019 together with the latest exclusive boat from BRABUS, which also serves as inspiration for the exterior color scheme of the limited-edition model. The BRABUS 500 "Shadow OPS" Limited Edition "1 of 28" is a recreational watercraft with a top speed in excess of 50 knots (92.6 km/h/57.5 mph), which is produced in cooperation with Finnish manufacturer Axopar Boats.
Like this agile 30-foot boat, the new supercar sports a special ‘Gunmetal Gray’ paint finish. For contrast, key WIDESTAR components such as the fender flares and the fasciae at the front and rear are painted a glossy black.
Further important design elements on the BRABUS SHADOW 800 – as on the boat as well – are carefully placed BRABUS naked-carbon elements such as the radiator grille surround, the hood scoop and the "Power Beams" auxiliary LED light unit on the roof. Additional carbon elements are found on the rear end, such as the side sections of the BRABUS roof wing and the center section of the spare wheel cover with BRABUS logo.
The thrilling looks of this model are also decisively characterized by the 23-inch glossy black BRABUS Monoblock F "BLACK PLATINUM Special Edition" forged wheels with size 305/35 R 23 tires.
The BRABUS SHADOW 800 captivates in the interior with individual extravagance representing the highest quality of workmanship as well: The exclusive BRABUS fine leather interior of this supercar sports an attractive combination of black, light gray and red leather. A prime example of the BRABUS upholsterers' quality of work is the center section of each seat. The 'Light Shadow Gray' leather there features square quilting applied with pinpoint precision. In concert with the perforations and the red backing underneath, this creates a discrete appearance. The BRABUS elements for the inner surfaces of the A-pillars are made
of Alcantara, which is elaborately finished with that same pattern applied with extreme precision. Embossed BRABUS logotypes and the red embroidered BRABUS logos on the head restraints document the noble lineage of this supercar.
The "1 of 10" label of the BRABUS SHADOW 800 Limited Edition is integrated into the dashboard-mounted grab handle for the front passenger of this supercar. Select naked- carbon elements in the interior represent the sporty touch of this high-end automobile.
In addition to the unusual looks, this BRABUS limited-edition supercar delivers high performance in its purest form. The BRABUS 800 V8 twin-turbo engine with a displacement of 3,982 cc (243 cu in) is fitted with two BRABUS high-performance turbochargers with larger compressor unit and modified core assembly with reinforced axial bearing. They produce a maximum boost pressure of 1.6 bar.
The engine produces a peak output of 588 kW / 800 hp (789 bhp) at 6,600 rpm and a peak torque of 1,000 Nm (737 lb-ft) at 3,600 rpm, propelling the BRABUS SHADOW 800 from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.1 seconds. The top speed is electronically limited to 240 km/h.
Of course, BRABUS also backs this new performance upgrade with the three-year or 100,000-kilometer / 62,000-mile BRABUS Tuning Warranty® (see BRABUS Tuning Warranty Terms and Conditions, updated July 2013).
The BRABUS stainless sport exhaust optimizes the power delivery and thanks to integrated actively controlled flaps offers a wide range of exhaust notes from a throaty V8 sound in 'Sport' mode to a subtle whisper in "Coming Home" mode. This exhaust system is also a visual treat with its two black chromed exhaust tips exiting on the left and right in front of the rear wheels.
The ten BRABUS SHADOW 800 supercars start at 327,621 euros MSRP (export price excluding VAT! Price in Germany including 19 percent VAT: 389,869 euros).
Fuel economy, CO2 emissions and efficiency class:
BRABUS BLACK OPS 800 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.
BRABUS SHADOW 800 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.