Daimler Chief Design Officer Gorden Wagener has teamed up with fashion designer Virgil Abloh to create a unique G63.
Set to be unveiled soon, the model will apparently have a retro vibe as teaser images show a handful of old-school touches.
As you can see, the model has rounded fender flares as well as a rear-mounted spare tire which is exposed and features a five-spoke alloy wheel. However, the tire is more noteworthy for its bold yellow lettering which says “Mercedes-Benz Geländewagen.”
The unique styling continues in the cabin as the digital displays have been replaced by analog gauges. That being said, they’re not very informative as the speedometer simply says “Fast” between speeds of 155 mph (250 km/h) and 186 mph (300 km/h).
A mock-up image also suggests the SUV will be equipped with an F1-inspired steering wheel that features numerous buttons as well as an illuminated top rim. We can also see toggle switches and what appears to be a roll cage.
Mercedes is staying coy on specifics, but the standard G63 has a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine that produces 577 hp (430 kW / 585 PS) and 627 lb-ft (849 Nm) of torque. It’s connected to a nine-speed automatic transmission which enables the SUV to run from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 4.4 seconds, before hitting a top speed of up to 149 mph (240 km/h).
While it’s unclear if there are any performance changes, Mercedes described the upcoming model as as a unique piece of “artwork.”
Mercedes-Benz and Virgil Abloh are collaborating to unify two worlds: fashion and art with automotive. Gorden Wagener…