Its Friday, so you know what’s coming…. Another great Autobahn cruise by AutoTopNL. This week’s feature is the rarest example of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class. Never challenge AMG to a dare, because they will always call your bluff. We suppose that was the inspiration to borrow the portal axles from the indestructible 6×6 Unimog and stuff them under the twin-turbo G63. Taking the insanity even further, the chassis was stretched and another rear axle was added. Just like it’s big brother, the middle axle has input and output yokes, and all three have locking differentials.
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One of our local fans occasionally brings his to our Cars & Coffee show, and it provokes one of two reactions: “Wow, that is redundant and unnecessary” or “Can I borrow that for a few hours, no questions asked?” Pricing started at over half a million, so you probably won’t see one in traffic anytime soon. They caused such a commotion that the same hardcore parts were used to build the 4×4 2, or G Squared SUV. You might think that three axles and six tires would be unwieldy on the highway, so prepare to be amazed. The only issue is tire noise that sounds like the Ride of the Valkyries. Before AMG began using the silly reverse flow 4.0L V8, the G63 was powered by the traditional 5.5 liter with twin turbos. It sent 531 horsepower and 561 lb-ft to all six. Every once in awhile they come up for sale, so stay tuned to our G63 listings and have a great weekend!.