The Mercedes-AMG G 63 is a vehicle with a commanding presence, but Brabus believes it can make the latest iteration of the Gelandewagen even more of a statement. With a proven track record when it comes to modifying the boxy off-roader, we’re not one to doubt the abilities of the German tuning house.

To this end, Brabus recently introduced its two takes on the G 63 at this year’s Top
Marques trade fair in Monaco – the Brabus Shadow 800 and Brabus Black Ops 800 – with each being limited to just ten examples in the entire world.

Both models feature a 4.0 litre twin-turbo that has been tinkered by Brabus to produce 800 PS (789 hp) and 1,000 Nm of torque, which is a substantial gain from the standard car’s 585 PS (577 hp) and 850 Nm. As a result, the zero to 100 km/h time is now just 4.1 seconds (from 4.5 seconds), but the top speed remains limited to 240 km/h.

Also part of the powertrain improvements is a stainless steel exhaust system with two black chromed tips on either side of the vehicle, plus an integrated actively controlled flap that lets customers choose between a subtle “coming home” mode or the full-blown V8 aural experience.

Other shared bits between the two off-roaders include a Brabus Widestar bodykit that adds 100 mm to the width, as well as a set of 23-inch ‘Platinum Edition’ forged wheels. What separates the two cars are the individual colour schemes applied to them, which also include bespoke interiors.

Starting with the Black Ops 800, the bodywork is finished in gloss black with red accents, including on the brake calipers. Other design elements are the hood scoop and LED light units, both finished in glossy carbon-fibre. On the inside, dark grey leather is matched with red stitching and piping, while carbon-fibre is applied on most visible surfaces.

As for the Shadow 800, it comes with a two-tone paintjob that features a primary gunmetal grey finish, while areas like the fender flares are finished in black for contrast. There’s quite a bit of carbon-fibre here too, as the material is found on the grille surround, hood scoop, LED light unit on the roof, the side sections of the roof wing and the centre section of the spare wheel cover.

Unlike the Black Ops 800, the Shadow 800 adopts ‘Light Shadow Grey’ leather upholstery, with touches of black and red. The A-pillars are covered in Alcanatara, and there’s carbon-fibre elements scattered around the cabin too. A dedicated plaque with a “1 of 10” label is found on both cars as a sign of their exclusivity.

Interested? Well, prices start from 275,055 euros (RM1,292,985) for the Black Ops 800, while the Shadow 800 costs a lot more with a starting price of 327,621 euros (RM1,540,088).

Brabus Black Ops 800

Brabus Shadow 800