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Black Ops & amp; Shadow 800: Brabus tuning for Mercedes-AMG G 63

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B rabus apparently knows very well where his customers are. That is why the Mercedes tuner from the Ruhr area is heading for two destinations on the first weekend in June to present its latest creation: Sylt and Monaco. Where: Actually, there are actually two newcomers that were created on the basis of the Mercedes-AMG G 63: the Brabus Black Ops 800 and the Brabus Shadow 800.

Offroader in gloss black or gunmetal gray

The Black Ops 800 makes its debut at the Brabus VIP Summer Tour 2019 on Sylt and is characterized by a body painted in gloss black with red accents. The basis of the conversion is the Widestar body kit, which in addition to the body extensions by ten centimeters also includes new aprons on the front and rear. There is also a bonnet attachment in exposed carbon and the LED light unit at the front end of the roof. The lettering on the brake calipers, the struts in the radiator grille and parts of the rims are in red.

In contrast to the Black Ops, the Shadow 800 has a roof spoiler.

The Shadow 800 celebrated at the Luxus -Messe Top Marques 2019 in Monte Carlo world premiere. Here, Brabus opted for a “Gunmetal Gray” paint finish, with individual components such as the fender flares, the aprons on both ends of the car and the rims being finished in glossy black. Visible carbon can be found here on the grille frame and on the bonnet, and like the Black Ops 800 there are two LED light elements above the windshield. There is one big difference at the rear: The Black Ops does not have a roof spoiler like the one on the Shadow.

Biturbo V8 with 800 hp and up to 1,000 Nm

Also inside the two edition models look a little different. Not only because of the badges that bear the respective name and the limitation to ten eachIndicate copies. The interior of the Black Ops 800 is dominated by dark gray leather with black accents. For the Shadow, the in-house saddlery processes animal skins in black, light gray and red and quilts the whole thing on the seats in square patterns. In addition, the insides of the A-pillars are not only covered with Alcantara, but also designed in the same pattern as the seats. Visible carbon elements, lettering and logos can be found in both G 63 AMG offshoots.

Otherwise, the two special editions are largely the same. Example of engine tuning: Brabus brings the four-liter twin-turbo V8 with a capacity of 585 hp and a maximum of 850 Newton meters to 800 hp and a maximum of 1,000 Nm. The driving performance benefits from this: it now goes from zero to one hundred in 4.1 seconds, four tenths of a second faster than in the standard G 63 AMG. The top speed increases from 220 to an electronically limited 240 km /h.

The Shadow is more expensive than the Black Ops 800

There is also agreement on the wheels. In both cases, 11 x 23 inch rims in the Monoblock F 'Black Platinum Edition' design are used. Tires of size 305/35, which either come from Continental, Pirelli or Yokohama, nestle against the forged wheels. Brabus adopts the sidepipe design of the standard exhaust, but connects it to an in-house stainless steel exhaust system with flap control. Their sound management is electronically controlled and in 'Coming Home' - significantly quieter than in standard mode.

As similar as the two tuned Mercedes-AMG G 63s are, their prices differ so much. Brabus offers the Black Ops 800 from 327,316 euros, the Shadow 800 costs at least 389,869 euros. The latter can be combined with quite unusual special equipment: together with the Shadow 800, Brabus is presenting the sports boat Brabus 500 Shadow OPS in a limited edition of 28 in Monaco. The watercraft launched in cooperation with the Finnish manufacturer Axopar Boats is 30 feet long, over 50 knots (92.6 km /h) and has the same color scheme as the car: hull in gunmetal gray with black accents.


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