Currently the most potent G-Class of them all, the Mercedes-AMG G 63 certainly isn’t for the faint of heart. But what Mansory has created with the Gronos takes the luxurious off-roader into the stratosphere with 838 horsepower (850 PS) and exterior mods that you will either love or hate.
With the first month of 2021 nearly behind us, German-based Mansory is taking another crack at a customized Mercedes-AMG G63. The tuning company is well-acquainted with the luxury SUV, offering affluent buyers everything from a bonkers pickup-truck conversion to a posh armored security vehicle. This time around, it’s all about two things: green paint and forged carbon that ends up looking like gray marble.
Ladies and gentlemen, say hello to Gronos. If that sounds a bit familiar, it’s because the moniker was used previously by Mansory for custom G wagens. Whereas they were eyeball-searing shades of yellow, the latest Gronos is much darker thanks to an exterior coat of British Racing Green. In contrast to that you’ll find all kinds of forged carbon additions, starting with the front apron but it’s probably most noticeable on the hood. A lighted visor also gets the forged treatment, as do the door handle inserts, fender vents, mirror caps, and the external spare tire cover at the back, among other things.
Moving inside, Mansory gives the G-Class a full makeover in a shade of tan leather called Fawn Brown. A leather-carbon steering wheel is added, as are dark carbon inlays, aluminum pedals, and 3D embossing on the seats. To keep your eyes busy, all the carpeting is black for a sharp contrast. Compared to the dark exterior, the interior is certainly bright.
This Mansory package isn’t just for show, however. Under the hood, the twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 gains a significant power boost and we mean that literally. Larger turbochargers shove more air into the engine, while an upgraded exhaust helps the gases escape quicker. A fresh engine management system makes sure everything works in harmony, and the result is a stout 850 horsepower (634 kilowatts). As a result, Mansory says the Gronos will reach 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.5 seconds. The top speed is limited to 155 mph (250 km/h).
There’s no word on cost, but Mansory will only build 10 so if you have to ask … you know the drill.