Mercedes-Benz G500 Convertible: Perfect Urban Safari SUV

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YouTuber enlists the help of a boat shop to turn his 4×4 Squared into a luxury yacht for the road.

At MBWorld, we’ve seen some crazy mods before, but we’ve yet to see one that actually makes a car notably “better” in the utilitarian kind of way. But that’s exactly what Jon Olsson has done. Already modified for off-road, Jon’s offroad was then converted into the ultimate open top cruiser for friendly weather.

Olsson describes the process as much more than just sawing off some metal. In fact, the details of this ride are really incredible. “This was made by a boat shop, to get it properly made, and it looks actually fantastic,” says Olsson about the teak wood trim now residing on top of the cut off sections and rear trunk. Of course, that’s not all that’s done to it either. Engine output is increased to 780 horsepower.

G550 4x4 Squared no roof

But cutting off the roof seems impractical, right? That’s where you may be mistaken. With an infinite amount of headroom and cargo space, it turns into Mercedes‘ most ultimate hauler. Olsson’s curiosity leads to an adventure, saying, “we have already come to realize that its like thee most practical car for running errands and running around. Since we’re kinda in construction mode with cranes and palm trees and everything, the main question is, can the G move palm trees?” It can. And a giant load of moving boxes, too.

G550 4x4 Squared no roof

Interestingly, removing the roof also made the car significantly shorter. There’s a parking garage that has been impassable due to the size of the 4×4 Squared, but without all that metal, it was time to see if it can clear the low ceilings. “That was the problem that sparked the idea of this ride, and now we have officially seen that it works! I think we can call this a success,” Olsson says proudly. Who would have known that the best way to improve a 4×4 Squared is to have less of it?

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Patrick Morgan is an instructor at Chicago's Autobahn Country Club and contributes to a number of Auto sites, including MB World and 6SpeedOnline.

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