Mercedes-Benz G500 4x4² Overtakes Road-Driven Car While Offroading at 60 MPH

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Since many people who find themselves behind the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz G500 4x4² use the rugged terrain machine's abilities as bragging rights inside the city, we don't even find it surprising when non-car people look at the behemoth and wonder why such a monstrosity was built, especially since we're talking about a lavish automaker such as MB.
Well, from now on, if you come across such an opinion and wish to start a keyboard fight, all you have to do is throw in the video below. The piece of footage, which comes from the Magazín ProDriver CZ Facebook page, shows the jacked-up G500 being used as its maker intended it to.

On a second thought, perhaps the German company didn't want its customers to go offroading while overtaking cars that travel on the asphalt, but this is what we're dealing with here.

The clip shows a Ford Fiesta being driven at about 62 mph (100 km/h), with the extreme Gelandewagen pulling a trolling overtaking maneuver on the right.

This, of course, raises a ton of questions. Is such a stunt legal? Since the field next to the pavement is no longer a public road, do the rules we all use still apply? And, if the answer is positive, to what distance from the road?

The question marks could probably go on forever, but as a driver who has pulled a similar stunt, albeit in a more humble (if it may be called that) Toyota Land Cruiser, perhaps some of these are better left unanswered.

Returning to the portal axle bearer, we can't help but think of the possibilities that arise when such a scenario leads to the offroader encountering a railroad track. But such a setup would only lead to more questions, so we'll stop here and let the footage do its job.

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In his quest to bring you the most impressive automotive creations, Andrei relies on learning as a superpower. There's quite a bit of room in the garage that is this aficionado's heart, so factory-condition classics and widebody contraptions with turbos poking through the hood can peacefully coexist.
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