Ares Design couldn’t wait to get their hands on the next generation G-Wagen, so they made their own version instead.
Former Lotus honcho, Dany Bahar owns the Italian coachbuilder. The company describes its new Ares X-Raid as “a rare and head turning piece of art.”
Why? Why not.
The X-Raid is a Mercedes-AMG G63 that has received a new carbon fiber and aluminum skin that sheds nearly 440 pounds. It rolls on 22-inch custom wheels.
Under the hood, the 5.5-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine now packs 760 horsepower. It still has a limited top speed of 155 mph.
Inside, it gets a sports steering wheel with “precious material inserts,” Nappa leather upholstery, and two single VIP seats in the rear.
Plan on spending big bucks on your custom wheels too—at least half a million for starters.
Still, think of how exclusive your car will be? Or you can always wait until 2019 for the new Mercedes-AMG version.
The post Ares X-Raid is a 760-Horsepower Makeover of the Mercedes-AMG G63 appeared first on Automobile Magazine.