If the newly face-lifted and reinvigorated Mercedes-Benz G-Class just isn’t enough military-inspired luxury truck for you, there’s always the aftermarket.
Hot on the heels of the refreshed G-Wagen’s unveiling, U.K.-based tuner Prindiville Design unveiled a new interpretation of the classic SUV known simply as the “Indomitable G.”
Prindiville claims to have modified the G-Class so extensively that the finished product is a completely different, coachbuilt vehicle. That may be taking things a bit too far, but the modified version definitely won’t be confused for a stock G-Class either.
Its 30-piece body kit is made from “military-grade” carbon fiber, and buyers can choose the weave, pattern, and finish. It includes everything from a new grille and headlight surrounds, to wider wheel arches, side skirts, and front and rear bumpers.
There are even carbon fiber replacements for trim items like the mirror caps, door handles, rubbing strips, and even the spare tire cover. That’s a lot of carbon, although we suspect the Indomitable G still fights in a weight category not far from a tank’s.
At least it will have plenty of horsepower. The Indomitable G is based on the G63 AMG, and features that model’s 5.5-liter twin-turbocharged V8. Prindiville says it managed to extract 50 extra horsepower through a software tune and sport exhaust system.
The interior gets Prindiville’s own mix of leather and Alcantara, although customers can specify their own materials, including wood, metal, or carbon fiber trim.
Prindiville will build a limited number of complete cars for about $384,000 each. So if all you care about is having the most expensive SUV on the block, look no further.
Customers can also bring in their stock G63 AMGs for modification, and certain parts of the Indomitable G package can be applied individually. That would make for a semi-Indomitable G.
The G63 AMG has always followed the maxim that “more is better.” So it’s fitting that a tuner looking to improve it applied that same maxim to carbon-fiber parts. Of course, there’s no accounting for taste in the pursuit of more.