Virgil Abloh Dresses The G-Class In Race Rubber For ‘Project Gelandewagen’

Sep 9, 2020

Category: Rides

First introduced for civilian use in 1979, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class has long served as a capable off-road performer. As time has passed, the G-Wagen has become increasingly derivative from its forbearers, shifting gears from dirt and mud to luxury and leisure. However, the latest take on the G-Class from Off-White founder Virgil Abloh is the most distinctive version yet.

Bedecked in partially-sanded paint and sporting some race-ready slicks, Abloh’s masterpiece is a welcome departure from the pomp and flair of most G-Class customs. Dubbed ‘Project Geländewagen,’ this particular build is tricked out with some track day touches in order to achieve a unique race-inspired aesthetic. For instance, when it comes to the exterior, this G-Class eschews the unnecessary — gone are the indicators, outside mirrors, and bumpers. Instead, it wears its welds with pride, celebrating the imperfections characteristic of handcrafting. It also receives an updated stance, both lowered and widened compared to the stock platform. Once inside, the interior is as stripped-back as the rest of the car, with a retrofitted analog dashboard and a slew of safety measures stripped from an F1 car. Advanced bidding for a design replica starts on September 14th, with all proceeds benefitting international creative communities.

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