Now with 798 hp, the G800 Inferno shows that there is still demand for fast G-wagons.
If there is one car that tuners just refuse to let go of, it's the Mercedes-AMG G63. Although the same can be said for the manufacturer itself who still invests resources to keep it going due to the never-faltering demand. Manhart is one esteemed tuning firm that has some experience fettling with the G-Wagen. Its latest rendition of its existing aftermarket package is by no means the most extreme revision to the performance SUV, but it's still pretty impressive.
Replacing its previous G700 Inferno kit from 2019 is this new G800 Inferno which consists of uprated turbochargers for the 4.0-liter V8. In its standard state, this engine delivers 577 horsepower and 627 lb-ft of torque, but with the upgrades applied, it is now good for 798 hp and 863 lb-ft.
Together with the turbochargers, the G800 Inferno also benefits from an all-new stainless steel exhaust system with valve controls. In regions where it is allowed, it can also be fitted with downpipes and without catalytic converters. This is coupled with the existing upgraded intercooler, air intake, and ECU remap from the G700 Inferno.
It's all about the visuals too. For this, Manhart approached TopCar Design for its carbon fiber wide-body kit. This is coupled with a set of H&R lowering springs to create a more imposing stance. The black and gold signature color scheme is applied to both the body and Manhart forged alloy wheels.
If buyers want any interior revisions, Manhart will gladly reupholster it with gold and black trimmings to match the exterior at an additional cost together with Alcantara or perforated premium leather for the seats and certain controls. If these colors don't suit, there is an extensive catalog of materials and colors to choose from.
Where power outputs are concerned, it looks like Manhart is still a way off from Brabus's 900-hp package for the G63. While these figures are very impressive, the big question is what kind of figures will we be seeing when the G-Wagen takes on the form of a fully electric EQ SUV and what kind of techniques are going to be used to bump those figures up?