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BRABUS G 900 turns Mercedes-AMG G 65 into Darth Vader

Planning a midnight bank robbery and need a getaway vehicle? Perhaps the kids at your son’s school are giving him a hard time and you need a new car for the school drop off and pickup run? Get a load of this beast. It’s the Mercedes G 65-based BRABUS G 900.

As you can probably tell, this SUV is all about intimidation. The sheer size of the bonnet bulge gives you some indication of the power within, while the complete darkness of the colour scheme is scary enough to give you nightmares.

Based on the G 65 means it is powered by a V12 engine. This model isn’t available in Australia, only the G 63 V8 is. In regular tune the 6.0-litre twin-turbo V12 churns out 463kW and 1000Nm. After the engineers at BRABUS are finished with it, the capacity is expanded to 6.3 litres, while power is increased to an insane 662kW (900PS) with 1500Nm of torque – that’s almost as much as a Bugatti Veyron, in an SUV.

Across the tarmac BRABUS says the G 900 can cover 0-100km/h in just 3.9 seconds, which is seriously quick for a massive and heavy heavy-duty SUV like this. The top speed is just as impressive, limited to 270km/h.

In typical BRABUS form the modifications don’t stop at the engine. The body features a carbon fibre wide-body kit expanding its width by 120mm, while the standard alloy wheels are replaced with huge 23-inch forged items.

The interior is also dressed to impress, with bespoke sports seats in the back with custom leather trimming, custom gauges, and even a built-in safe for all of your expensive nicknacks or, presumably, drugs and guns. The complete package is on display at the Frankfurt motor show now.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He’s obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.