Posted on: Mar 13, 2011
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Geneva 2011: Brabus 800 Widestar Mercedes-Benz G-Class


German tuning firm Brabus has debuted the world's most powerful off-roader at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. The Brabus 800 Widestar is based off the world famous and much admired Mercedes-Benz G-Class. It's powered by a Brabus-built twelve-cylinder bi-turbo high-capacity engine that has a rated output of 800 hp and 1,420 lb-ft of peak torque. The engine is mated to a five-speed automatic transmission and permanent four-wheel drive.

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All told, it can go from 0 to 62 mph in just 4.0 seconds and has an electronically controlled top speed of 149 mph. Without this control, its top speed is nearly 168 mph. Visually speaking, Brabus sets the car apart from the standard G-Class with wide-body equipment and 23-inch Brabus "Platinum Edition" forged wheels. Recognized by Germany as a car manufacturer, the 800 Widestar is also available with an extensive luxury package, such as a unique steering wheel, leather seating, and Alcantara trim available in a wide variety of colors.
Buyers can also choose from a variety of upholstery designs and wood trims. Official pricing was not announced.

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