0-62 mph now takes just 3.5 seconds.
Notorious German tuner Mansory was ready to showcase its latest aftermarket tuning creations at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show, but the coronavirus outbreak canceled those plans. Instead, the aftermarket tuner has showcased some of its latest projects online, including a 720-hp super wagon version of the Audi RS6 Avant and a heavily customized version of the Rolls-Royce Cullinan.
One of Mansory's most eye-catching new creations, however, is the tuner's unique take on the Mercedes-AMG G63. What you're looking at here is a pickup version of Mansory's Mercedes-AMG G63 "Star Trooper Edition," with a small pickup bed replacing the rear passenger section.
Like the SUV version, the new Star Trooper Pickup is adorned with a black and grey camouflage livery by German fashion designer Phillip Plein. Other exterior updates include red LED headlights, new side-exit exhausts, and aerodynamic components made in carbon-fiber including new front and rear aprons.
Inside, the leather trim is finished in the same camouflage livery as the striking exterior with contrasting red accents. Mansory has also added a sports steering wheel and aluminum pedals. In stock form, the Mercedes-AMG G63 packs a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that produces 577 horsepower and 627 lb-ft of torque,
To increase the power to obscene levels, Mansory has installed larger turbochargers, new downpipes, and a high-performance exhaust system, and reprogramed the ECU to increase the output to 850 horsepower and 737 lb-ft of torque. As a result, 0-62 mph takes just 3.5 seconds, which is nearly a full second faster than the regular version. Top speed also increases from 149 mph to 155 mph.
To transfer all that monumental power to the tarmac, Mansory has equipped the Star Trooper pickup with 24-inch forged alloy wheels wrapped in chunky 355/25R24 high-performance tires. The ride height has also been raised by 2.36 inches. Mansory plans to convert just seven Mercedes-AMG G63s into the Star Trooper Pickup. Pricing hasn't been announced, but it certainly won't be cheap since the regular Mercedes-AMG G63 starts at $147,500.