A well-heeled Bulgarian expatriate in London took his recently acquired 2005 Mercedes-Benz G 55 AMG all the way back home to get it spruced-up by home town aftermarket specialist Vilner Studio. The owner specifically asked Vilner to give it the quality, look and feel of the new G 650 Maybach Landaulet. This is no easy task, but Vilner always like a challenge and got down to work with gusto.
The interiors feature a checkered pattern on upholstery and door panels – this is because chess is a favorite game of the owner. He is also happened to be a fan of “Ritter Sport” chocolates, so they wrapped the interiors in a Soft Cocoa Brown-Orange leather covers. The letter “G” can be seen on seat covers in perforated form. Other highlights include black leather cover on seat’s side and stitching in soft brown color. They have painted seat belts in Morello Red, same as it on the Mercedes G 55 AMG.
They paid lots of attention to the steering wheel and redone it almost from the beginning. Its top is now covered in piano black lacquer, and the rest in Orange leather. The black piano lacquer finish can also be seen on trim pieces. The dashboard is covered in black leather, and Vilner notes, the main reason for using this textured black leather is to reduce reflections on the windshield. The black also adds a nice contrast to the Soft Cocoa Brown-Orange color. To reduce noise and add comfort, Vilner has added plenty of padding between the leather and the base.
There is plenty of Soft Cocoa Brown-Orange color combination in the car. The well-padded roof is covered in orange Alcantara leather, and the rear above the luggage area is in black. Vilner thinks this color combination offers better visibility on the back because the things are darker around the rear windshield. The orange Alcantara is also the preferred color for sun visor wraps. The exterior covered in a matte black wrap also feature Vilner’s chrome signature.
The V8 powered 2005 Mercedes-Benz G 55 AMG comes with 476hp and 700 Nm.