Remember the Crawler dune racer Brabus unveiled recently? Well, the German tuner has now whipped the wraps off the 900 XLP “One of Ten”, a 662 kW double-cab bakkie based on the Mercedes-AMG G63. Billed as the ultimate go-anywhere pickup, the tuning company says the 900 XLP was designed to master any challenge on and beyond the beaten path in style. 

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A first for a Brabus bakkie, the 900 XLP is equipped with the firm’s Rocket 900 engine, coupled with a nine-speed automatic transmission. The 4.5-litre twin-turbocharged petrol motor produces, as mentioned, 662 kW and a whopping 1 250 Nm of torque, though electronically governed to 1 050 Nm.

“[The 900 XLP] is the endgame of modern all-terrain elegance”

The Bottrop-based brand says these figures allow the 2 936 kg (unladen weight) double-cab bakkie to, ahem, rocket to 100 km/h from a standstill in 4.4 seconds. The top speed is 210 km/h.  

BrabusMechanical upgrades include a newly developed, high-performance stainless steel exhaust system, complete with carbon-fibre tailpipe trims. The set-up features actively controlled valves. 

The 900 XLP is fitted with brand-new 22-inch monoblock wheels. Brabus says the forged items were designed for heavy-duty off-road usage. Thanks to the tuner’s ‘Ride Control’ suspension set-up, ground clearance comes in at 490 mm. 

“[The 900 XLP] is more than a supercar. It is the endgame of modern all-terrain elegance. A new vision of next-level performance and confidence, characterised by uncompromising off-road strength, breathtaking masterpiece luxury and unlimited driving fun,” said Brabus.