When a rocket is heading into orbit, it has to slow down and almost coast through the sound barrier. No matter how aerodynamic an object is, air gets mad when you compress it. Our friends at AutoTopNL are usually fond of flogging the latest in German supercars on the Autobahn.

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But for this week's top speed run, the boys from the Netherlands chose a box with a sledgehammer under the hood. The Mercedes Geländewagen literally translates to cross-country wagon, so it arrives with 3 locking differentials and the ability to climb the Matterhorn. But like every iconic Mercedes, they allowed AMG to give it amazing power.

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The new generation G63 will arrive with the same 4.0-liter twin turbo found across their lineup. So the 2018 models are the last ones to feature the classic 5.5 liter V8. Each one has its pros and cons, so click the link below to find yours and stay with us for more fast-paced footage from AutoTopNL.

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