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Mercedes-Benz G-Class Gets Thrashed in Savage Ukrainian Offroading Session

The Mercedes-Benz Gelandewagen enjoys a reputation as tough as its ladder chassis, with many owners enjoying dipping into the bad boy reputation of the G-Class. Those who truly get to put the offroading abilities of the vehicle to work come in much fewer numbers, but some of them simply have no limits when it comes to rugged terrain ambitions.
Mercedes-Benz G-Class gets offroad-trashed in Ukraine 8 photos
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Let's take the driver of the G-Wagen in this piece of footage, for example. The guy goes for an offroading session in his body-on-frame SUV, with the action happening in Ukraine and involving a special relationship between the driver and his best friend, namely the gas pedal.

Now, before we move any further into the action, allow us to explain that the AMG (or perhaps AMG-like) bits on this G-Wagen, such as the front grille or the headlights, are there simply for the visual effect, as we're actually dealing with a G500 here.

Regardless, the throttle is treated like an on-off switch, with the resulting vehicular brutality standing out among most such offroading sessions, which see drivers tackling many sections with careful planning and a delicate gas pedal approach.

Aparently, this driver is a stranger to such notions, acting pretty much like a plow operator with free servicing coverage. One might wonder about the reasons behind the frenzy-like offroading seen here and we could think of at least three different categories.

The first has to do with the vehicle itself. First of all, we have a set of factory tech goodies, such as the recirculating ball steering, which is much more abuse-friendly than the rack-and-pinion setup present on most modern SUVs. Secondly, this particular G500 has been gifted with a few rugged terrain accessories, such as the wheels and tires, the winch or front and rear bumper protection elements.

As for the second set of hooning-encouraging reasons, this has to do with the on-site assistance - the clip even allows us to see the Mercedes receiving almost-instant help from a truck.

Then there's the crowd bonus, with any violent maneuver being accompanied by a wave of positive reactions from the spectators, who follow the car around the course as if magically drawn to it.

Come to think of it, such a crowd might want to invent the "offroad it like you stole it" award for this type of driving.

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