Living in Russia means dealing with harsh weather, especially during the winter, so a normal W140-generation Mercedes-Benz S500 luxury sedan just wouldn’t do. So, this man decided to convert his into a makeshift monster truck of sorts. Just to recap, the W140 introduced things like double-pane window glazing, power-assisted closing for doors / trunk lid, electric windows that lowered back down when an obstruction is encountered, rear-parking markers which rose from the rear wings, and a heating system which that could continue to emit warm air after the engine was turned off. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
The project began way back in 2012, and put simply, the S-Class shell was mounted directly to the chassis of an existing off-road vehicle, with a few extra parts added for extra ruggedness. Power comes from a 5.0-liter engine producing 320 hp and to date, this S500 monster truck has 6,200-miles on the odometer.