Text: Eric Tipan / Photos: | posted March 06, 2014 09:41
The Brabus 800 sets the standard for an office on four wheels.
Making its world premiere at the 84th Geneva Motor Show is truck that is perfect for the spirited and highly outdoorsy executive who can’t seem to get away from the office. Introducing the Mercedes-Benz AMG G65-based, Brabus 800 ‘iBusiness’.
Brabus is extremely well known for tweaking, tuning and making Mercedez-Benz vehicles into superhero versions of themselves and they didn’t fall short with the Brabus 800.
Itsports a 6.0L V12 twin-turbo engine mated to a 7-speed automatic gearbox pumping out 800HP and a neck-snapping 1,420Nm of electronically-controlled torque at 2,100RPM. Inside it is equipped with a host of Apple devices that justify it being tagged the ‘iBusiness’ model.
This all-wheel off-road truck is stunning to view sporting a Brabus Widestar widebody and ‘Platinum Edition’ 23-inch forged wheels specially-developed for the Brabus 800.
It uses an iPad Mini, Mac Mini, iPod Touch and Apple TV to keep even the most adventurous exec connected to the office and the world at all times via a high-speed modem and a WLAN.
The rear bench-type seats have been replaced by individual seats with an integrated seat ventilation system to offer the type of comfort its passengers require.
It also has a refrigerator, swiveling tables for each seat, docking stations with built-in chargers for the iPad Mini and iPod Touch and USB ports along with a concealed storage for a keyboard and mouse.
The finest leather and Alcantara coat the console that holds space for a 15.6-inch LCD monitor. A Brabus Remote app deploys and retracts it depending on preference.
The Apple TV receives internet broadcasts from all over the world and if there simply isn’t anything good to watch, you can just pop-in something on the built-in DVD, dim the ambient light and you’re good to go.