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Video: Supercar Blondie’s take on the Brabus 800 Adventure XLP and its $100k drone

30-09-2020 18:20
The sudden explosion of Covid-19 in March put a lid on this year’s Geneva Motor Show, so Brabus never had the opportunity to properly present its extreme G-Class truck. Thankfully, half a year later the pickup made its way to Alex Hirschi, the famous Supercar Blondie, who finally gave it a detailed overview.

The sudden explosion of Covid-19 in March put a lid on this year’s Geneva Motor Show, so Brabus never had the opportunity to properly present its extreme G-Class truck. Thankfully, half a year later the pickup made its way to Alex Hirschi, the famous Supercar Blondie, who finally gave it a detailed overview.

The nine-minute long video starts with the exterior. The already giant G-Wagen looks colossal with the Brabus carbon fiber kit on. Not only that, but its wheelbase comes in at 0.5 meters (20 inches) longer than the production car thanks to the added cargo bed. The entire vehicle is whopping 5.31 meters (17.42 feet) long!

Powering the custom ride is an engine rated at 800 hp (596 kW) and 1,000 Nm (745 lb-ft) of torque. If you look closely, you just might see the stock 4.0L V8 TT in there, buried under an avalanche of aftermarket mods. The handcrafted pickup needs 4.8 seconds to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) from standstill.

However, the one biggest highlight of the entire project comes in the form of the Brabus Wingcopter, an aerial drone that can assist the car by flying next to it, illuminating the path ahead, filming it on video and landing itself on a dedicated pad when not needed. The thing can reportedly accelerate to 241 kilometers per hour (150 mph) – faster than the G-Class itself can with its 209 km/h (130 mph).

The ultra-exclusive Brabus 800 Adventure XLP starts from U.S. $625,000 before options, and be prepared to fork over another $100,000 if you want that drone. Yes, the drone packs a high-end sports car price tag on its own!



Editor Andrew Raspopov
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