This looks insane.
Do you remember the Mansory Gronos? This is the tuner's idea of what the Mercedes-AMG G63 should be like. It's had more than one iteration, but the latest is by far the most extreme. Then again, that is Mansory's style. In the past, the tuner has significantly modified almost every noteworthy luxury or performance car, including a Ford GT. However, the results don't always look good, and we find ourselves looking at Mansory's new project - dubbed Gronos 2021 - and wondering if there should be some sort of limit on what kind of modifications people are allowed to carry out on their vehicles. Still, at least Mansory is only building 10 of these monstrosities.
There are some changes under the hood that we have no issues with, but let's start with the styling, devoid of style though it may be. The front and rear wings have been widened, and you get plenty of forged carbon fiber as seen on said wings with their aggressive vents. The mirror caps are finished from the same material too, along with the entire hood, the LED light box on the roof, the front grille, and the headlight surrounds. At the rear, there are yet more strakes and pointless vents, along with a forged carbon spare wheel cover.
As usual, the interior is heavily reworked as well. Tan leather mixes with carbon and aluminum upgrades for a truly ostentatious appearance.
Although the styling is questionable, what's not up for debate is that Mansory has turned this G-Wagen into a true monster with its performance upgrades. Thanks to new output figures of 838 horsepower and 737 lb-ft of torque, the Gronos 2021 is capable of getting from 0-62 mph in just 3.5 seconds. That's supercar territory, and with an upgraded exhaust system, everyone in the nearby vicinity will know you're packing some heat under the hood. Even so, we can't help thinking that this SUV's classy British Racing Green finish just doesn't gel with those massive, sporty wheels. We're passing on this one.