We’ve always wondered who’s the first person in the world to take delivery of a brand new 2013 Mercedes Benz G63 AMG. It might very well be this person, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
Photo: screenshot from Youtube
We say that because he’s the Prime Minister and Vice President of the United Arab Emirates, and the white G-wagon was only supposed to be delivered towards the end of this month, and yet here he is in one at the Mall of the Emirates two months before that (video uploaded on June 29th).
In case you didn’t get the super-SUV memo, the G63 AMG is a brand new version of the G-Wagon, powered by a 544 hp 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that also makes 760 Nm (560 lb-ft) between 2,000 and 5,000 rpm.
Despite weighing about 2.5 tons, it gets from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 5.4 seconds and should you berry the right foot into the carpet, it will do 130 mph (210 km/h).
Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida. Full profile
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