Despite the fact that the company works with a wide range of Mercedes-Benz models, BRABUS is undoubtedly best known for its ultra-high-end G-Class conversions. And although the Bottrop brand has already produced a myriad of upgraded versions and rugged builds of the G-Wagon, it has now revealed what is unequivocally its most hardcore off-roader yet with the Dakar-grade BRABUS 900 Crawler.
Built specifically for extreme desert exploration, the 900 Crawler is built around a bespoke tubular steel frame and safety cell with no windows or doors and topped with a carbon fiber roof panel. . Also fitted with a BRABUS high-performance exhaust system with matt black tailpipes, the Crawler was fitted with a full-length aluminum and carbon Kevlar skid plate and fender flares, a carbon roof scoop with integrated LED module, a custom bonnet with integrated air intakes and air outlets, carbon side skirts and the tuning brand’s signature carbon rear wing adorning its roof. Riding on 20-inch BRABUS Monoblock HD forged wheels, the Crawler also features a fully adjustable custom double-wishbone suspension setup with aluminum struts and coil springs that provides a whopping 20.8 ground clearance inches.
At the heart of the Crawler is the German tuning brand’s BRABUS Rocket 900 4.5-litre twin-turbo V8 engine which is mated to a nine-speed transmission – offered in automatic or with manual paddle shifters – and has been tuned to produce even 900 hp and 922 lb-ft of torque. Because the Crawler is designed for off-road adventure, its top speed has been electronically limited to around 100mph, although it still boasts a 0-60mph time of just 3.4 seconds – despite weighing in at 7,055 lb empty. The Crawler’s open-air cabin features bespoke full carbon fiber racing seats upholstered in red Silvertex – a premium marine-grade fabric typically reserved for BRABUS speedboats. The interior also features four-point harnesses, a state-of-the-art GPS navigation system, red anodized pedals, footrests and speaker covers, and a advanced two-way communication that connects to all four carbon fiber racing helmets sold. with every 4×4.
Limited to just 15 units worldwide, the BRABUS 900 Crawler is available to order now, with a price tag set at €891,310 (~$936,400).