German tuning company Mansory always goes big at the Geneva Motor Show and this year is no exception. It unveiled several tuning programs for a variety of vehicles prior to this year’s edition of the show, with the most eye-catching of the lot being for the Mercedes-Benz G500 4x4².
The G500 4x4² is already one of the most extreme vehicles on sale today and with Mansory’s various upgrades applied, the SUV looks downright otherworldly. The majority of changes have happened on the outside, with the company applying a new carbon fiber widebody kit comprised of new front and rear bumpers, a rear hatch spoiler and a different hood. There’s also four roof-mounted auxiliary lights, handy for those that might want to trek into the desert for a nighttime excursion, and new forged alloy wheels.
Mansory also offers performance upgrades for the high-riding G500 4x4². With the tuning firm’s own ECU chip and sports exhaust system installed, the output of the SUV’s 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine climbs from 416 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque to 478 horsepower and 523 lb-ft of torque. The cabin is reupholstered in high-quality leather and Mansory has swapped the rear bench with individual seats – exchanging some of the G500 4x4²’s convenience on the name of comfort. A star-studded headliner is available as well and allows the user to control the color and intensity of the embedded lights.
Mansory’s G500 4x4², which it has dubbed the ‘Gronos Black Desert’, will be on display this week and next at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. Pricing details have yet to be announced.