‘G-Boss’: This Modified Mercedes-Benz G-Class Is Not Easy on the Eyes

In recent years, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class has transformed into a vehicle that considerably deviates from its origins. Back in the late 1970s, it was first developed as a military vehicle that could provide high-level off-road capabilities. Later, rescue services and fire departments used the G-Class to access difficult-to-reach places on rough terrain. However, lately, the G-Class is frequently used as a status symbol by sports stars and rap artists. Also, many people and custom shops modified the G-Class in often wild and crazy ways. One of the most ridiculous recent examples of this is the “G-Boss,” which is not easy on the eyes.

The G-Boss G-Class is an ode to bumblebees, school buses, and the early 2000s 

Front view of yellow and black Mercedes-Benz G-Class G-Boss parked in front of a lake
Mercedes-Benz G-Class G-Boss | G&B Design

The gaudy G-Boss is a G-Class kit created by G&B Design in Recklinghausen, Germany. It’s difficult to figure what type of customer would buy the G-Boss or who might find it attractive. Perhaps this is the case if you’re a lover of bumblebees, a school bus enthusiast, or want to relive your glory days from the early 2000s.

Despite the dubious styling of the G-Boss, G&B Design is not new to the automotive customization game, as it has been doing for more than a decade. The G-Boss builds off of an already luxurious and fancy W463 G-Wagon and takes it to extreme levels of absurdity. 

Tacky exterior features of the notorious G-Boss

Rear view of yellow and black Mercedes-Benz G-Class G-Boss parked in front of a lake
Mercedes-Benz G-Class G-Boss | G&B Design

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The front of the G-Boss features integrated evil-eye headlights, a “futuristic-looking hood and front apron,” a two-part front lip, a roof spoiler with three LED units, and a matching grille. The side of the G-Boss has wide wheel arches and side skirts. For the back, G&B Design fitted the G-Boss with an enormous two-piece diffuser, carbon fiber mirror caps, and a carbon fiber spare wheel cover. Also, the G-Boss has custom 24-inch wheels. 

The interior of the G-Boss is just as painfully ugly as the exterior

Black and yellow front seats in Mercedes-Benz G-Class G-Boss
Mercedes-Benz G-Class G-Boss | G&B Design

The view doesn’t get any better in the cabin of the G-Boss. It features a similar bumblebee/school bus look as the exterior, with a black and yellow color-matching scheme for the leather. Also, there is no shortage of carbon fiber in the interior. You can soak it up until your heart’s content. Additionally, G&B borrows from the Rolls-Royce starry night theme with G-Boss lettering on the headliner.

Perhaps, if you keep an open mind, you can take a “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” perspective with the G-Boss. However, this is not an easy endeavor, for the G-Boss stretches this notion to the breaking point. If you truly believe that the G-Boss is an attractive modification of the G-Class, then don’t let the doubters kill your enjoyment. Go buy a G-Class and jam out to the Backstreet Boys on your iPod while you reminisce about a more innocent time during the early aughts. 

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