This insane machine is one of those automobiles that made me drop my jaw forever.
Christened as the Mercedes-AMG G63 6×6, this sturdy, 6 wheel drive powerhouse of a Merc, was derived from the Mercedes-Benz Geländewagen that was developed for the Australian army back in 2007.
The Aussies had 2000 of them delivered. However after some years, Mercedes came up with idea of adding their V-8 to this, alongside the comfort levels of an S-Class in the inside.
After testing a couple of pre-production vehicles by AMG, Magna Steyr, an automobile manufacturer based in Austria affiliated to Mercedes-Benz, started rolling out these extreme off-roaders to the public, since 2013.
The engineering that went behind this, is quite marvellous. Weighing over a 9000 pounds, the powertrain initially came with a 563 hp and a 561 lb-ft (760 Nm) torque. With all that 9000 pound on-board, this 6-wheeler could do the 0 to 60 mph feat in around 8 seconds. There is also a Brabus tuned variant, with a 700 hp and an increased acceleration.
To maintain the exclusivity of the vehicle, production was limited to over a 100 by Mercedes. The last AMG G63 6×6 left the assembly line in Austria, in 2015.
This particular example tuned by Mechatronik costs over an astronomical 1 Million Euros (1.5 Million USD). And so does any AMG G63 6×6 that would be available to buy now?
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