Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG Amusing Review by Gear Patrol [Video]
It's partly about their total lack of discrimination when it comes to bring out a Mercedes-Benz model on steroids – they tune everying from the small A-Class hatchback to the S-Class, with pretty much every other three-pointed star model in between (we are still waiting for a GLK and an E-Class Coupe/Cabrio in AMG guise).
The G 63 AMG, apart from its bigger V12 brother, is probably one of their most insane creations. Based on an off-roader that was originally developed for the military back in 1975, the civilian version of the Mercedes-Benz Gelandewagen has been in continuous production since 1979.
With a body-on-frame, rigid axles front and rear and no less than three differential locks, it was probably the last type of car to be fit for a twin-turbocharged, 5.5-liter, direct injection V8 with 544 hp and 760 Nm (561 lb ft).
“Hatters gonna hate”, though, because the AMG G-Class exists and actually has it fair share of fans, with almost half of the G-Class units sold in the US and probably over 90% of those sold in Russia being the AMG version. Enough about he car's reason d'etre, though, and let's have a look at a rather short but lighthearted review of the G 63 AMG in US-spec trim, courtesy of Gear Patrol.