Samir Sadikhov, an industrial designer based in Germany who has worked for Ford, Lamborghini, and even Rezvani, is no stranger to bizarre automobile designs. His portfolio, on the other hand, is jam-packed with extremely original ideas, ranging from futuristic Indy Cars to neo-retro Alfa Romeo recreations. However, Sadikhov's bread and butter is the conversion of famous off-road cars into boxy advanced control vans. The most recent is the Mercedes G-Wagen in form of a 'G-Van' concept shown below.
The entire bonnet, engine bay, and front end are removed in favor of an extended cab-over design, which is based on the G-Class luxury SUV from the Three-Pointed Star. In addition, you'll see Sadikhov has equipped his G-Van with several adventure-ready additions, such as auxiliary lighting for better visibility, a powerful bull bar to keep out flying debris, and a roof rack for storing various outdoor necessities.
Even if you add a few aftermarket components, your vehicle's off-road capabilities will remain the same. As a result, Sadikhov equipped Mercedes G-Wagen with a substantial suspension lift and a set of massive BF Goodrich A/T tires. While the drivetrain is still a mystery, we're hoping for a beefy 4.0L AMG V8.
Source of photos: Samir Sadikhov