This Armored Mercedes-AMG G63 by Inkas Is the Definition of Protected Luxury
The Inkas G63 build is worthy of ferrying the hotshot politiciansby Sidd Dhimaan, on LISTEN 03:26
The Mercedes-AMG G63’s love affair with aftermarket companies continues. We’ve seen it being transformed into a pickup truck, a fast version, a themed version, and a whole host of other variations. This time, it turns into a glorified limo with an armored body; not Cybertruck armor, but actual armor. Inkas, a Canada-based company that’s known to armor passenger cars has morphed a 2020 G63 into a luxurious SUV that can take anything thrown at it - quite literally.
This SUV Is As Luxurious As It Can Get
Inkas has stretched the G63 and its wheelbase now measures 173 inches, an increase of almost 60 inches.
It seats just four people but is loaded to the gills when it comes to creature comforts. The captain chairs at the rear recline fully and come with heating and massaging functions. They can be had with either leather or Alcantara. You can have a powered partition between the front and the rear seats that features a 4K television. A control deck is placed between the seats to operate it. A premium sound system is also equipped to keep the audiophiles happy.
It Comes With Heavy Armor Protection
The aftermarket company has armored this SUV with composite materials that meet CEN 1063 BR6 level of protection.
Inkas says it offers protection against attacks from 7.62x51mm or .308 Winchester FMJ ammunition, and can also withstand an explosion from two hand grenades detonated simultaneously below the limousine floor. The G63 is equipped with run-flat tires on all the four corners that allow it to drive fast even when all the tires are punctured. The armoring also covers the battery and electronic control modules. There’s an overlap system for door seams to ensure there are no vulnerable spots. Finally, Inkas has installed high-quality ballistic glass to round off the armoring package.
This G63 Is Powered By The Standard Engine
Inkas has retained the same engine that powers the standard Mercedes-AMG G63. It is a 4.0-liter, V-8 Biturbo engine that makes 577 horses and 627 pound-feet of torque.
Power is sent to the wheels via a nine-speed automatic gearbox. It features a central differential lock along with a front and rear diff lock, and a low range as well. It takes 4.5 seconds to hit the 62 mph mark and the top speed is limited to 136 mph. Since there is no power bump but a lot of extra weight, we don’t think the SUV can be that quick or touch such high speeds. Inkas has, however, upgraded the suspension components.
|Engine||Handcrafted AMG 4.0-liter V8 Biturbo|
|Output||577 hp at 6,000 rpm|
|Peak torque||627 lb-ft. at 2,500-3,500 rpm|
|Drive system||AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive with rear-biased torque distribution of 40:60|
|Transmission||AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9G|
|Acceleration 0-60 mph||4.5 s|
|Top speed||136 mph|
The Mercedes-AMG G63 currently starts at $152,500. Inkas has not announced the pricing for this build, but expect it to be well into the six-figure range. Would you pick this SUV if money was no object? Let us know in the comments section below.