In our never-ending quest to bring you the very best in automotive excess, our intrepid editor recently journeyed to the wilds of Virginia to experience the gorgeous new Mercedes-Benz GLK in person.

Stay tuned for the full report on that soon, but meanwhile we wanted to share this snap of a customized G-Wagen that also made the scene in Virginia at the eye-popping Primland Resort.

(Great jacket, right? A Puma Volvo Ocean Race special as it happens.)

One of only a handful of red G-Class vehicles ever built, it’s also one of the most beautiful G’s on the planet.

For some reason, the Mercedes folks kept changing the subject when we asked if we could drive it…