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Brabus G63 AMG 6x6

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The Brabus G63 AMG 6×6 was an SUV manufactured by Mercedes-Benz. A derivative of the Mercedes Geländewagen, it was the company's largest and second most expensive street-legal SUV, manufactured by Magna Steyr in Graz, Austria. The G63 AMG 6×6 features six-wheel drive running on 5.5L, 536-hp, 561-lb-ft twin-turbo DOHC 32-valve V-8 AMG engine. The G63 AMG 6×6 was fitted with Mercedes' 7G-tronic seven-speed automatic transmission; its transfer case can alter between a 0.87:1 high-range ratio for on-road driving and 2.16:1 low-range ratio for off-road conditions to all six wheels in a nominal 30:40:30 split. An extra shaft delivers power to the rearmost axle. The vehicle had five electronic differential locks, which can deliver 100% lockup of all six wheels, operated by three switches on the dashboard.The G63 AMG 6×6 is 5875 mm in length, 2110 mm in width and 2210 mm in height, having ground clearance of 460 mm and fording depth at 1000 mm. It has arch axles, almost similar to tho…

Brabus SLR McLaren

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 The Brabus SLR McLaren is a grand tourer car jointly developed by Mercedes-Benz and McLaren Automotive, built in Portsmouth and the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, Surrey, England and sold from 2003 to 2010. When it was developed, German manufacturer Mercedes-Benz owned 40 percent of the McLaren Group. SLR stands for "Sport Leicht Rennsport" (Sport Light Racing), homage to the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR which served as the McLaren's inspiration.Both coupé and roadster versions were offered.
At the 1999 North American International Auto Show,Brabus presented their Vision SLR concept, inspired both by the Brabus SLR Uhlenhaut Coupé of 1955,which was a modified Mercedes-Benz W196S race car, and the design of closed-wheel Formula One cars, a field in which Mercedes had prior experience, providing engines for McLaren bodies. The car was presented as "Tomorrow Silver Arrow" in a clear reference to the Silver Arrows of the golden age of Mercedes in competition during …

Brabus Emperror

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Scaldarsi Motors is a relatively new international manufacturing and design firm, with the mission “to create unsurpassed masterpieces of art.” Well, what you’re looking at here is their first creation  the Emperor I  based on the Mercedes Maybach S 600, and it could be the most extravagant thing on four wheels. Visually, certain design cues from the S 600 can still be clearly seen like the headlamps and tail lamps. Everything else however, is completely bespoke, beginning with that imposing front-end that features a sizeable grille, large air curtain intakes and additional LED DRLs. Down the sides, air outlets have been carved into the car’s bodywork aft of the front wheels, and are aligned with the lines of the sculpted doors. Wild-looking wheels are also part of the getup here, which appear to leave very little room between the tyres and the sidewalls.