Can You Drift a Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6?

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We're not really sure about how many people understand the difficult life of a Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6. At first, it might seem like the six-wheeled Gelandewagen is simply enjoying its stardom.
After all, since a less-than-six-wheeled G63 is cool enough to draw attention like an offroading magnet, the version that comes with a bed turns everybody's heads.

As it happens with many Hollywood figures, what goes on beyond appearances might be troubling. And we're not even here to complain about many owners never allowing their extreme terrain-savvy machines to leave the tarmac, or even the city.

Instead, we want to focus on this behemoth, which kind of makes the notion sound a bit understated, being asked to drift.

A six-wheeled piece of machinery, even when coming from Afalterbach, having to pull slides like your average Nissan Silvia does seem crazy, right?

Well, since drifting has now turned into an effervescent trend, it was only a matter of time until the sideways frenzy hit this rugged machine.

We've brought along two videos that show G63 AMG 6x6 drivers attempting to drift their rides. The sheer idea of the setup, which includes military-inspired portal axles, being used for sideways shenanigans is enough to entertain.

And that's not all. Since we've got a pair of videos, we can see the extreme G-Class going at it on both tarmac and snow.

So, can the G63 AMG 6x6 drift? We'll let you be the judge of that. Oh, and just in case you want to know how the... four-wheeled G-Class handles this task, we're dropping a link on that topic here.

P.S.: After seeing so many machinery abuse episodes, we're somewhat surprised to see owners have had the decency not to attempt drifting on dry tarmac. Here's to hoping things stay this way.

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