The standard AMG-prepped Mercedes Benz G55 SUV not extreme enough? Apparently the engineers at German tuning firm Hamann didn’t think so, which is why they have created a new performance upgrade for the unlikely recipient that boosts output to a supercar-like 600hp (441kW) and 576lb-ft (782Nm) of torque.
Called the Typhoon, the modified G55 AMG SUV has been fitted with Hamann’s high performance HM600 power kit. The list of modifications include a new ECU, an uprated belt pulley set, and a revised transmission with a separate oil-cooler. The end result is a blistering (for an SUV) 0-62mph acceleration time of 5.1 seconds and a top speed of 162mph.
Other modifications include 24in light-alloy wheels, Yokohama tires, custom suspension, uprated brakes, LED daytime running lights, and a roof-mounted spoiler. Inside, the performance theme continues with the addition of a Hamann steering wheel, aluminum pedals, a 24-piece carbon-fiber trim set, illuminated stainless steel door sill plates, and velour trim.
If you think Hamann’s work is crazy, just take a look at what Brabus has done to the G55 to churn out more than 700hp (522kW).