This particular Ultimate HG is the first customer-commissioned vehicle to roll out of its new Sindelfingen facility.
Hofele, a well-known tuner of Mercedes-Benz vehicles, has announced the establishment of its new headquarters in Stuttgart, right next to the automaker's Sindelfingen factory. To celebrate, the firm is showing off its first customer-commissioned vehicle built at the new base.
Based on the Mercedes-AMG G63, the Ultimate HG boasts rear-hinged doors (like you'd find on a Rolls-Royce) and a host of other luxurious refinements. The client - referred to as a VIP customer - elected for a high-gloss black exterior finish accentuated by contrasting chrome trim and Hofele bumpers, wheel arches, a custom front grille, and a roof-mounted light bar.
Step inside and you'll find the already plush cabin has been further enhanced with Arancia Mira Mandarin-colored leather and Alcantara. The lucky owner also elected to equip this particular Ultimate HG with a starlight ceiling interior, lambswool mats, and a luxury-trimmed luggage compartment.
As standard, the HG Ultimate receives full-length power side steps, 24-inch forged Hofele wheels, and a rear VIP seating configuration with a center console.
"The HG Ultimate truly lives up to the name - it is the ultimate expression of Hofele," explains CEO Stuart Whitmore. "It is a showcase for the capabilities of our team of skilled craftspeople, and it is immensely gratifying to now bring all functions under one roof where we can deliver more projects and meet our ambitious growth plans for 2023."
First seen in 2020, the HG Ultimate is one of the tuner's finest offerings and is proving popular with monied customers. The company says several more examples are currently under construction at the new Sindelfingen facility, with deliveries expected to be completed by summer 2023.
Hofele says its newly-opened facility has brought all of its operations in-house. Now, the German tuner can strip vehicles down, fabricate bodywork, and produce the necessary carbon fiber and leather accouterments under one roof. This will certainly cater to the growing demand for bespoke vehicles and the ever-expanding range of accessories and products.
There's no word on how much the HG Ultimate costs, but we can imagine it's got an eye-watering price tag. Revisions aside, we can't imagine the rear-hinged door conversion comes cheap. Hofele makes no mention of uprated performance but, if you're looking for a G-Class that's capable of scaring supercars, rival tuner Brabus has a few creations that will pique your interest.
The recently revealed 900 Superblack produces an astonishing 888 horsepower which provides the boxy brute with mind-bending performance. 0 to 62 mph is dispatched in just 3.7 seconds while the top speed is pegged at 174 mph.