2013 Mercedes Benz G800 V12 Brabus Widestar
Location: United Kingdom
The Mercedes G Wagon was first introduced to the general public in 1979, having proved itself as a rugged four-wheel drive military vehicle. The G-Wagon was initially the idea of the Shah of Iran, a major shareholder in Mercedes-Benz at the time. Production started with collaboration between Mercedes- Benz and Styer Puch an Austrian off road specialist. Available as either a long or short wheelbase, it was built on a rugged ladder chassis and used permanent 4 – wheel drive system. Unlike its competitors, it boasted fully lockable differentials, meaning it was possible for all four wheels to turn independently. Powered buy a range of petrol and diesel engines it was soon adopted as a credible competitor to the Range-Rover. The post ’90 G’s were definitely luxurious, but they weren’t quick, and its esoteric customer base started noticing. Mercedes’ solution was simple – hand it over to in-house tuners, AMG. Subsequently, it squeezed in a range of V8 petrol engines including the 5.0 litre V8 engine which produced a healthy 292 bhp giving the G Wagon impressive performance. Other notable specification upgrades included electronically controlled traction system 4ETS, the Electronic Stability Program (ESP) and three differential locks selectable at the push of a button, permanent all-wheel drive with off-road ratio and a 7 seven-speed automatic transmission.
With demand exploding for personalised high performance derivatives, it was only a matter of time before Brabus the specialist German car tuning company turned its attention to the G Wagon.
The Brabus G800 Widestar is based on the Mercedes G65 with Brabus breathing heavily on the engine, making it the worlds most powerful off-roader. Powered by 6.5 litre twelve-cylinder bi-turbo high capacity engine rated at 800hp the G800 is capable of 0-60mph in a staggering 4.1 secs and onto a limited top speed of 150mph.
The spectacular appearance of this 4×4 matches its exceptional performance. The combination of the Brabus Widestar body styling with its 23” forged alloy wheels, flared fenders and Carbon fibre package and LED illuminated running boards certainly make this stunning car stand out from the crowd.
The G800 Brabus Widestar offered here at Autostorico is a 2013 “63 plate” finished in Obsidian Black with full Black customised leather interior. This stunning example is the last new V12 engined car produced under the Mercedes-Benz and Brabus collaboration. It has covered a mere 10332 miles from new and boasts a comprehensive service history most recently carried out by Hofmann’s of Henley at 9544 miles. This exceptional vehicle offers comprehensive specification including; 23” Alloy wheels, Side steps, illuminated tread plates, Command Navigation, Memory seats, Heated seats, Carbon leather steering wheel, Cruise control, Climate control, Parking sensors, Xenon headlights, Powerfold door mirrors, Brabus active suspension system, Rear entertainment system, Premium sound system, Sunroof and Lamb’s wool over rugs.
A perfect opportunity to own a low mileage example of an already rapidly appreciating collectable classic.