The timeless design and superior handling on arduous terrains of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class have made it a favorite among enthusiasts – and its classic shape and prestige have done the same for celebrities.
However, this particular example looks like it would feel at home in a U.S. Army or Marine base at Afghanistan or Iraq.
Road Show International refers to the paint scheme as Desert Storm Satin. The shade is different than the Desert Sand offered by Mercedes in the new generation, and is joined by added additional LED lighting. By now, you might have noticed the Brabus wide body kit, which contributes to the special stance of this G550.
The flashy red wheels, on the other hand, have come from Forgiato, and spoil the desert look. Plus it’s very likely that they won’t see any grass or mud up close, as their sole purpose is “to further enhance the stature [of the SUV] and attract a few eyeballs”, according to the wheelmaker.
For the interior of this previous-gen Mercedes-Benz G-Class, a combination of black and red leather, with diamond stitching, has been chosen. The premium material can be seen on the seats, door panels and floor mats, and has made the cabin “nothing short of supreme”, according to the tuner.
The head-turning effect is definitely there, but whether it’s for the best is an entirely different story.