Brabus have a long history of producing some pretty outrageous vehicles, such as their G63 6x6, or any of their monumentally powerful tuned Mercedes saloons. Now they’ve raised the bar even higher with the unveiling of the absolutely mental Brabus 900 Crawler, a Mercedes G-Class that has been modified to within an inch of its life with one goal in mind: absolutely demolishing sand dunes.
While the Crawler might share a face with the G63s you see rolling down your local high street, it’s actually an almost entirely bespoke creation that uses its own custom carbon fibre bodywork, a unique tube-frame chassis with portal axles, and enormous 40-inch tires. Under the hood is a bored out, 4.4-litre version of AMG’s twin-turbo V8 that boasts custom Brabus internals and new turbochargers. As you might expect for something that looks this unhinged, the numbers are pretty spectacular, with the Crawler putting out 888 deranged horses and sprinting to 60 in a shockingly fast 3.4 seconds. The top speed is limited to 100mph, but we suspect that’s to prevent the Crawler from launching itself into the upper atmosphere. Just 15 of these crazy dune buggies will be made, each fetching an eye-watering 749,000 euros. So, if you’ve got a desert in your back garden and three quarters of a million euros burning a hole in your pocket, consider this an early Christmas present.