ARES X-raid is a custom mercedes G-class with luxury italian flair


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ARES redesigns the mercedes ‘G-class’ with carbon fiber and aluminum components for a softer, more stylized aesthetic. with roof-integrated lighting, the bullbar at the front, and 22-in bespoke forged wheels, the luxury SUV has a rugged and road ready presence. underneath sits a custom version of AMG’s 5.5 liter V8 engine, capable of producing 750 bhp, with a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). inside, the ‘X-raid’ boasts a completely new cockpit that is said to provide the custom ‘G-wagen’ with ‘state of the art contemporary design’, featuring a ‘completely new cockpit’ with a custom sports steering wheel, sumptuous nappa leather and single VIP seats at the back.

ex-lotus boss dany bahar reveals his new venture, bespoke coachbuilder, ARES design. the company’s first new vehicle is a luxury mercedes G-wagen, dubbed the ‘X-raid’. based on the mercedes-AMG ‘G63’, it features a body made from carbon and aluminum, helping it to cut a significant amount of weight (200 kg) from the regular ‘G63’.