The spec sheet of this doped G63 is wild but the beast is not street legal and is designed for off-road fun. Its environmental credential are also zero with no electrification in sight.
With 900hp on tap and gigantic air intake nostrils at the front, the Crawler is a monster cross between a roofless dirt buggy and the familiar Merc off-roader which has been in production for decades.
The Crawler has no doors or even a windscreen. Protection comes from a massive bright red rollover cage and occupants are strapped into the quilted red carbon seats with racing-style full-harness seatbelts.
The chassis of the Crawler is new, with a tubular steel frame developed especially.
The portal axles, with independent suspension at the front and rigid axle at the rear, derive from the 800 Adventure XLP pick-up project, but have been further adapted for the Crawler.
Adjustable spring struts and shock absorbers ensure a maximum ground clearance of 53cm. Brabus said the Crawler is its most capable off-road creation.
The V8 biturbo with 900 hp comes from the Mercedes-AMG G63 sportscar. It is mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission but the power output is so massive that maximum torque must be electronically limited to avoid damaging components.
The behemoth is naturally fast too. The dash from 0 to 100kph takes just 3.4 seconds, but top speed is pegged at 160kph, more than enough for a quick churn in the desert. Fuel consumption is not given.