• Feb 19, 2009

Click above to view the RENNtech G-Wagen concept in our hi-res gallery

Thirty years is a long time. Long enough for a lot of people to come up with some wildly different ideas. Mercedes couldn't make up its mind on how to celebrate the big three-o of its workhorse sport-ute, so they came out with two special editions, one aimed at luxury buyers and another for hard-core rock-crawling, desert-traversing off-road enthusiasts. RENNtech has another idea altogether.

The truck you see here is just a conceptual sketch at the moment, but even bound to paper it looks mean enough to send HUMMERs and Rambo Lambos running for cover with their tailpipes between their legs. The same Florida-based Mercedes tuner that brought us the Pikes Peak GLK hybrid concept is responsible for the design, but beyond the so-ugly-it's-almost-beautiful bodywork, the RENNtech concept calls not for the G55 AMG version it's toyed with previously, but for a turbodiesel with some 400 lb-ft of torque... in standard production form. By the time RENNtech is done working it over, we'd expect some gravity-altering twist, but for now it'll just have to remain a menacing figment of our nightmares.

[Source: RENNtech via Jalopnik]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      still so ugly that i'd buy it.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Alex: -___-

        ...you'd spend $100k+ just to drive a car off a cliff in a fit of rage?

        You're hardcore.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Damn I want that!
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is the greatest thing ever. I'd use it as a way to kill the fad of unnecessarily pimping out vehicles.

      It'd be like seeing a guy wearing UGG boots - the trend would just die.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Can you imagine how many b*tches I can pick up at the club with this???

      But seriously why was this even an idea..
      • 5 Years Ago
      SEXY!!! I NEED IT
      Looks like a midget Hummer H2... But much hotter
      • 5 Years Ago
      That's so F'ing bad the designer should be fired for just doing the render.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I love this new Dodge Nitro!! ;)
      • 5 Years Ago
      So bad it's funny. As in so so so very very very bad. Eww.

      Words fail to describe how I feel.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Oh, the horror...
      • 5 Years Ago
      With a bit less chrome and a wheel/tire combo designed for off-roading, it wouldn't be too bad.
        • 5 Years Ago
        At least the spare tire is set up for off-roading.
      • 5 Years Ago
      They took a G-Class, and turned it into a H2!
        • 5 Years Ago
        ...which turned it into a No-Class.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The "G" in this "G-Wagen" stands for "Ghettofabolus!"
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