Brace yourself for your weekly dose of Chris Harris envy. Everyone's favorite automotive video personality and UK writer recently stopped by the AMG facility to take a tour and get cozy with the Mercedes-Benz factory modification outfit's heritage collection. Harris had his pick of everything in the stable, and while there were undoubtedly many models worth his consideration, in the end, the choice of which vehicle to wring out in the rain was a simple one. After all, there are only so many chances in life to snug one's self into a 1986 AMG Hammer.

While the machine's 381 horsepower is paltry by today's standards, this coupe holds down a place in the automotive pantheon of legendary machinery. With a 6.0-liter V8 sucking through a set of AMG four-valve heads, the Hammer effectively bent the BMW M5 over to teach it a thing or two about large cars moving quickly. Watching the machine wag its tail all over the German countryside is a thing of bliss. Check it out below.


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      m
      • 2 Years Ago
      did anyone find the video a bit too short... way too short ?? :( :( :(
      johnvanos
      • 2 Years Ago
      Growing up i remember the AMG hammers well,my neighbor owned 1 in silver & it was like riding in a rocket. Wish AMG would do a SL modern day hammer.
      imtoomuch1
      • 2 Years Ago
      Who the hell is Chris Harris and why does AutoBlog have a hard on for him? He's always being mentioned.
        Georg
        • 2 Years Ago
        @imtoomuch1
        Chris Harris is well known... Porsche booked him to race their stock production 997 GT3 RS during the 2010 24h at the northloop together with a other well known car journalist/race driver (Horst von Saumra the chief test driver from sportauto who did most of the known northloop laptimes)
        Andre Neves
        • 2 Years Ago
        @imtoomuch1
        Your username: imtoomuchofanidiot Fixed*
          Lachmund
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Andre Neves
          i get it. a 12 year old never heard of chris harris
          imtoomuch1
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Andre Neves
          I'm sorry I offended your gay man crush, homo.
      FuelToTheFire
      • 2 Years Ago
      I've always loved AMG Benzes. They are every bit as sporty as their BMW counterparts, while having more comfy rides. They are better suited to daily driving, their engine notes are better, they look better, and they have more torque. AMG >M.
      MattMan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hmm. Guess I'm AMG ignorant. I always thought the "Hammer" was an E-Class based sedan.
        Kram
        • 2 Years Ago
        @MattMan
        The W124 that its based off of is an E-Class. You could get a 2-door E-class back then...
          Lachmund
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Kram
          teh actual 'e-class coupe' is based on the c-class, yes
          mini-me
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Kram
          And you can now too (e coupe)...though they skipped a few generations.
          Peter_G
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Kram
          I thought they discontinued the CLK and rebadged it as an "e-class coupe" or did I hear that wrong?
        Jonathan Wayne
        • 2 Years Ago
        @MattMan
        Clearly you never heard of or were around for the 300CE.
      Drakkon
      • 2 Years Ago
      Is it better or worse that AMG has been brought in-house?
      • 2 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      Drakkon
      • 2 Years Ago
      Didn't they make a crazy widebody version of was that Koenig?
      jonnybimmer
      • 2 Years Ago
      Great car, though I felt this episode was a lot shorter than his previous ones. I wonder if he saw a SL73 AMG while at AMG, I would have loved to see him thrash that around.
      Kenny
      • 2 Years Ago
      I love the sound of the hammer.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Trent
      • 2 Years Ago
      Sweet looking ride and it was the first time I have seen that version of the car?
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