BRABUS is not in the business of creating anything slow. Whether it’s a sports car or SUV, everything they put their name on is built around power, speed and class. Even their SUVs are absolute powerhouses, packing power figures that are on par with most supercars. One of the finest examples of BRABUS and their craftsmanship is the 700 Widestar, a super-SUV based on the new Mercedes-AMG G63. For this month’s cover, we’re pleased to present Mr. Alex Soltani’s example of the Widestar 700, which was commissioned by Platinum Motorsport and photographed by Johnny “@paid2shoot” Beckett.
Under the hood of the 700 Widestar is the same four-liter V8 BiTurbo engine found in the AMG G63. However, the engine has been handled by BRABUS engineers, and that means more power. More specifically, the 700 Widestar packs the B40-700 performance upgrade, which bumps up horsepower from 585 hp to 700 hp. Torque is also increased from 627 lb-ft to 701 lb-ft. With that power, the driver of the 700 Widestar can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in just 4.3 seconds. How many SUVs can do that?
Being a BRABUS creation, the 700 Widestar is also visually stunning. As the name suggests, it’s a widebody version of the AMG G63. To create the widebody appearance, new wheel arches add 3.9-inches to the vehicle’s width. With bigger wheel arches comes more space and room for bigger tires to lay down all of the power. BRABUS has a long list of bespoke tire/wheel combinations that range from 20- to 23-inches. This includes the BRABUS Monoblock “Platinum Edition” 23-inch forged wheels, which were included on Mr. Soltani’s Widestar 700.
The front and rear of the 700 Widestar also have also been enhanced. New front and rear bumpers replace the production versions. Blending in with the wheel arches, these new bumpers create a more distinguished off-road appearance. BRABUS also included an auxiliary light bar on the roof, which consists of two powerful LED units.
Inside, the 700 Widestar can be tailored to the owner’s individual tastes. Their upholstery shop has a multitude of fine leathers to choose from, including BRABUS Mastik leather and Alcantara. Aside from upholstery, there are also different types of precious-wood and carbon-fiber inlays for the trim.
If you want to stand out from the Mercedes G-Class crowd, there’s no better way than to drive the BRABUS 700 Widestar.