Check out a Mercedes G-Class equipped with snow tracks for mountain driving
An agricultural entrepreneur from Switzerland dreamed of owning a car that would take him to his chalet located around 3 kilometers (~10,000 feet) above sea level in the mountains, unimpeded by ice and blizzards. He ultimately ordered one from Delta 4x4, and the work ended up costing more than the donor vehicle itself.
The renowned off-roader specialist started with a standard Mercedes-Benz G 500 that it lifted by 200 mm (8 inches). The arches were flared accordingly and specially designed snow tracks were installed instead of wheels. This necessitated multiple suspension and axle upgrades. While they were at it, the tuners added a bull bar at the front end and put a rack on the roof.
It is worth pointing out that the build is versatile: in summer, the tracks can be easily removed and replaced with regular wheels for normal driving.
Price-wise, the G 500 donor cost around €130,000. The purpose-designed tracks added a whopping €50,000, the suspension upgrades came in at a further 19,000, and another €20,000 went into the rest of the mods, as well as the summer wheel set. Last but not least, the car and all of its custom components had to be homologated and thoroughly tested in Switzerland in order to be street-legal. This part alone cost another €50,000.
Editor Andrew Raspopov
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