THE MERCEDES-BENZ ‘MONSTER X’ IS A 6X6 CARBON FIBER PICKUP TRUCK
As if Carlex Design’s six-wheeled take on the Mercedes X-Class wasn’t awesome enough, the European builders have created an even more menacing version of the luxury German automaker’s first-ever pickup truck.
Carlex’s newly formed Pickup Design studio conceptualized the EXY Monster X Concept as a track-ready version of the EXY 6×6, both of which boast a third axle.
But the lowered body of the “Monster” is made entirely of lightweight carbon fiber covered in black paint and contrasting yellow accents. The colors’ eye-popping effect is especially noticeable in this aerial view of the bed.
The brute is also equipped with features befitting of a track safety vehicle, including ceramic-carbon disc brakes, additional external lighting and two winches at the front and rear.
Though a press release published on Motor 1 doesn’t mention any upgrades to the X-Class’ stock 255-hp, 3-liter V6, we wouldn’t be surprised to see it get a juiced-up power plant in later design stages.
Let’s hope this “Monster” actually gets made.