German luxury car tuner Mansory has taken Mercedes’s range-topping SUV and turned it into a carbon-fiber-clad wide-bodied muscle car complete with an 830hp V8.
The AMG GLS 63 is already rather striking as far as SUVs go, thanks to Mercedes’s own tuning arm, AMG, going over its exterior, engine bay and interior with a fine-tooth comb.
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However, they’ve still left plenty of room for customization, as far as Mansory is concerned. The car now has larger front air intakes, integrated into a completely new front bumper that gets a lip spoiler to reduce front axle lift at higher speeds.
The hood’s also been reimagined in carbon fibre to reduce weight and further improve engine breathing, while the front wheel arches extend a further 25mm and those at the rear by some 40mm.
One of the key features of a proper SUV is serious ground clearance, but as that gets in the way of aerodynamic efficiency, Mansory has given the car side skirts, a second rear spoiler and a diffuser — an aerodynamic item usually found on potent sports coupés.