New Brabus 900 Superblack turns Mercedes G-Class up to 11

Brabus has a long history of fettling Mercedes models to make them more powerful and eye-catching. It’s certainly stuck to that formula in the case of its latest model, the Brabus 900 Superblack, which is based on the Mercedes-AMG G63 performance version of the G-Class SUV.

Having already created the P 900 Rocket Edition and the 900 XLP, Brabus is no stranger to the Mercedes-AMG G 63. The Superblack comes with a lot of performance upgrades but also a fair few cosmetic tweaks have found their way onto the car.

“The BRABUS 900 Superblack offers the best in performance engineering and power delivery. It is the ultimate combination of signature BRABUS power and adrenaline”, a rep told MarkMeets.

Let’s start with the mechanicals, the 900 Superblack gets a 4.5-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 with 900bhp and 1,250Nm of torque. That’s 323bhp and 400Nm more than the standard car. This is achieved with specially-developed turbochargers and a bespoke engine tune. To make sure the extra power is referenced acoustically, there’s a new sports exhaust system with carbon tips. We’re guessing most 900 Superblack owners probably won’t mind that the combined fuel efficiency figure is just 16.4mpg.

The 3.7s 0-62mph time is a 0.2-second improvement over the standard car’s and power is, of course, sent to all four wheels through a nine-speed automatic transmission. Brabus has also fitted a new set of coilover springs which can adjust the ride height by 45mm. Top speed stands at a lofty 174mph.

The visual tweaks on the Superblack include huge 24-inch forged wheels, a new bonnet with large air intakes, Brabus logos and indented script on the spare wheel cover, a revised grille and a wide body kit with additional wheel vents. Roof-mounted LED light bars will help should you take the 900 Superblack off-roading.

The interior receives similar levels of modification with Brabus’ diamond quilted upholstery throughout, embossed ‘77’ markers denoting the year Brabus was formed, lashings of carbon fibre trim, aluminium pedals and a new set of carbon shift paddles.

Brabus hasn’t said how much the Superblack costs, but with the Brabus 900 XLP having been priced from £500,000, we expect a similar figure here.


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