German tuner Brabus has never met a Mercedes-Benz G-Class it didn’t like, so its not surprising that the company has turned its attention to the G500 convertible.
The Brabus-tuned G500 convertible features a meaner-looking exterior, including Brabus’ signature “Widestar” body kit, steel running boards, blackened headlights, and LED daytime running lights.
There are also bigger, flashier wheels with a matching spare mounted on the tailgate. Blinged-out rolling stock seems mandatory for tuned SUVs.
The G500 isn’t all show and no go, though. The Brabus upgrade gives this convertible SUV 455 horsepower and 453 pound-feet of torque. Brabus says this will allow for a 0 to 62 mph time of 5.6 seconds, and a top speed of 143 mph.
On the inside, the G500 gets black leather upholstery and piano black and carbon trim to match the sinister exterior, plus a sport steering wheel.
The G-Class convertible was discontinued for the 2013 model year, and was never officially imported to the U.S., so getting one will be a bit of a challenge.