He wanted his G Wagon to stand out from the crowd. Mission accomplished.
Jon Olsson is renowned for his crazy custom vehicles, from his 800-hp winterized Lamborghini Huracan complete with a ski box on the roof to his wild Rolls-Royce Wraith. And now the Swedish skier has unveiled his latest creation: a heavily modified Mercedes-Benz G500 4×4². If that sounds familiar, that’s because Olsson has owned the car, affectionally known as ‘Lord Hans’, for several years but has since made additional modifications.
Back in 2017, Olsson bought the $300,000 Mercedes G500 4×4² and transformed it into a potent winter warrior with upgraded suspension, large off-road tires, custom lighting, a bull bar, roof rack, a camouflaged body wrap, and a power boost to around 800 hp. But then he discovered it wouldn’t fit in Monaco’s tiny parking garages. The solution? Chop off the roof to create the world’s first convertible Mercedes G500 4x4².
While Olsson’s G500 4×4² stands out from the crowd without a roof, it obviously isn’t very practical if it starts to rain. To rectify this, Olsson has made more modifications to the massive SUV, such as fitting a "Safari” style soft top roof. In addition, the SUV has been re-painted white to match Olsson’s personal clothing brand. Small accents have also been finished in white, including the springs, and wood panels have been added behind the back seats. The resulting creation has been dubbed the Mercedes G500 4×4² "Safari” Convertible.
Under the hood, the twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 powering the G500 4×4² normally delivers 416 horsepower, but numerous upgrades have increased the output to a substantial 850 horsepower. An aftermarket exhaust system also ensures the car is significantly louder than the regular G-Wagon. This is easily one of the most bonkers Mercedes G-Wagons we’ve ever seen, and that's saying a lot.