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With 6 wheels and 700 HP, Brabus’ G63 AMG 6×6 will have you seeing red … carbon fiber, that is

Over the years, Mercedes-Benz tuner Brabus has created some unforgettable pieces of moving art.

Building off the ‘tame’ arrangements of Mercedes-AMG, the Bottrop-based outfit has fashioned everything from an 850-horsepower luxury sedan to an apocalypse-approved G-Wagen, and the German company isn’t stopping any time soon.

The brand’s latest creation is called the Brabus 700, a Mercedes G63 AMG 6×6 with a healthy smattering of cherry-tinted carbon fiber and performance enhancements.

The six-wheeler was commissioned by Badr Bin Saud, a Saudi Arabian enthusiast with a clear passion for red. The luxury SUV is simply covered in velvet-hued material, whether it’s the striking carbon weave on the wheel arches, hood, and roof, or the red and black upholstery inside.

Hiding behind the bold ‘B’ logo on the grill is an augmented version of the AMG’s 5.5-liter, twin turbo V8. It’s not quite as extreme as, say, the 828–hp Mansory Mercedes version, but it’s definitely got some weight behind its punches.

With the help of Brabus’ B63S-700 performance kit, the G63 now produces 700 hp and 708 pound feet of torque, improvements of 156 hp and 147 lb-ft over stock. This is accomplished via upgraded turbochargers, high-performance downpipes, ‘Gold Heat’ reflection insulation sheathing, and a stainless steel exhaust. These improvements allow the 8,487-pound bruiser to hit 60 mph in 7.4 seconds.

Pricing for the 700 hasn’t been released, but the standard G63 AMG 6×6 runs a pretty penny on its own: $560,152 to be exact. Only 20-30 units are built each year.

Mercedes has hinted at a hardcore version of the G63 4×4, which should be available sometime next year.

Several spy shots of a G63 test vehicle surfaced in November, which showed the 4×4’s bolstered ride height and all-terrain style bodywork.

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