With The Look Of A Warrior, This Car Can Do Anything
Off-road drivers will tell you that finding a vehicle that combines unbeatable comfort with the ability level any terrain comes with a huge price. But all this and more is now subtly packaged in the Brabus 700 Widestar developed by Mercedes.
The rugged, tough-looking G-class off-road star made its debut at the Monaco Yacht Show in September 2018. But what exactly makes it stand out?
Firstly, it is born in the lineage of the equally rough, popular, and highly acclaimed AMG G3 trim developed by the German manufacturer. The previous model handled 577 hp from a 4.0-liter twin-turbo, and now the Widestar makes a whopping 700 horsepower from a 4.0 liter twin-turbo V8 engine.
A considerable increase in torque from 627 to 700 pounds per foot is also included in the new roadmaster. Evidently, this is a vehicle that superstar abilities to easily triumph over extremely demanding road challenges.
It still maintains a quick sprint time. Not many vehicles this size can muster the courage to rise from zero to 62 mph in 4.3 seconds. And just to ensure the driver doesn’t take the thrill off-limits, top speed is capped at 149 mph.
It has also been made 4 inches wider to accommodate the gigantic 23-inch wheels. Clearly this is a monster on the road and its performance isn’t expected to be anything but excellent and outstanding especially on off-road excursions.
The branding is also conspicuously different. The Mercedes star found on the previous G3 is replaced by a bold B on the Widestar. It also has a minute wing at the rear of its top roof. The front part of the roof is graced with a 12-LED light bar, just to give it that off-road tweak.
Pricing is still not in the public domain but it is not expected to come cheap(it never is anyway). Deliveries are also expected to begin sometimes towards year-end, and we can’t wait to see them doing rounds in the neighborhood.