Mercedes-Benz G-Couture by Mansory
Name: Mansory G-Couture
Based On: Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG
Stock Power: 500 horsepower, 516 pound-feet
Tuned Power: 700 horsepower, 649 pound-feet
Mansory has turned out some absolutely incredible machines in the past, and the G-Couture is no exception. Mansory's G-Couture is definitely the most insane vehicle on this list, with added power and most of its off-road abilities intact, apart from the high-performance tires that won't stand up to much off-road abuse. Based on Mercedes-Benz's 500-horsepower G55 AMG off-road machine, it can go just about anywhere the owner desires - and quickly.
Like Mansory's carbon fiber-bodied Aston Martin Cyrus, the G-Couture is clad in the lightweight composite material. Every one of the G-Class' steel body panels is removed and replaced with a unique Mansory-crafted carbon fiber piece. The G-Class' general two-box shape is retained, but the fender flares are more outlandish, the front bumper now features LED daytime running lights, and LEDs appear on the roof for off-road lighting. Mansory even slaps a rear diffuser on the SUV, and bespoke 23-inch wheels complete the exterior changes.
With a lower ride height, the rear diffuser might come in handy to help keep the SUV planted during high-speed maneuvers that its significantly upgraded engine allows. The G-Couture is based on Mercedes' already potent G55 AMG, which sports a supercharged 5.4-liter V-8 producing 500 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. Mansory however, bumps engine output up to an amazing 700 horsepower and 649 pound-feet of torque. This is accomplished by replacing the majority of the stock engine components -- heads, supercharger, connecting rods, pistons, crankshaft -- with the ultrahigh-performance units found in the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren.
The same attention to detail in molding the carbon fiber body panels is taken in creating the extravagant interior. The entire interior is redone and transformed into a truly luxurious cabin, compared the standard G-Class' rather military-like take on luxury. Every surface in the G-Couture is either covered in exquisite leather or carbon fiber. The interior makes the passengers feel as if they're in a go-anywhere land yacht.
Mansory is only building seven of these incredible SUVs and has not publicly revealed a price for the exclusivity that comes along with it. Given the car's carbon fiber construction and engine parts from the McLaren, it's likely high enough to make most people faint.