This is the Brabus 800 Widestar. It’s four wheel drive, has 800 hp thanks to a bi-turbo V12 and tops out at 149 mph thanks to a pesky electronic nanny. It’ll also do 0-60 in 4 seconds, is shaped like a barn door and costs a whopping $600,000 (that’s not a misprint). Brabus is touting the 800 Widestar as the world’s most powerful off-roader, but in all reality, who cares? Ok, so it’s got oodles of power and is packed with refinement and technology, but the fact of the matter is that any bone stock Ford Raptor will leave it for dead when you run out of tarmac, and will do it at a fraction of the price. For those of you that feel the need to part with over a half-million dollars, well then, the least I can do is tell you what you get.
For starters there is the aforementioned V12 bi-turbo that makes 800 hp and 433 lb-ft of torque that puts its power to the ground by way of a beefed up five-speed automatic transmission. Then there’s the huge 23-inch “Platinum Edition” forged wheels (yeah… great for off-roading) and Brabus Ride Control smooth-ride suspension to help you out when the road gets bumpy.
Climb inside and you’ll be treated to seats that are covered with Mastik leather with available Alcantara, as well as ample seating for 5-adults. BWAAAHHHH… who are we kidding, this thing is a monumental waste of money and you’d have to be a jackass not to realize that. Here’s the deal. If you must have something like this then go out and buy a bone stock Mercedes-Benz G-Class SUV, slap a set of wheels on it and be happy. Purchase this sucker and the only thing people will be commenting on is how big of a schmuck you are for spending all that loot on an over-hyped 4×4.