Mercedes-Benz just placed its iconic G-Class on display at Detroit's North American International Auto Show. This wasn't your average setup, however, as the installation showcases the vehicle being fossilized, Jurassic Park style, as Automobile Mag points out.

The exhibit is ultimately designed to highlight the consistent design of the G-Class throughout decades of production.

We in turn find a 1979 280 GE resting nose down in 44.4 tons of synthetic resin. The process reportedly took roughly 90 days to complete, resulting in the largest display of its kind.

“Our cult off-road vehicle has been continuously evolving for nearly 40 years—without losing its character or its core values,” says Dr. Gunnar Güthenke, head of the off-road product group at Mercedes-Benz. “Its DNA is stronger than time and then any fashion trend. The cube expresses this to stunning effect and thus embodies the objective for advancing the G-Class.”

After taking a look at the fossilized G-Class above, visit Automobile Mag for more on the story.

In related news, Mercedes-Benz has just shared official images of its all-new G-Class.

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