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Like the famously bizarre Lamborghini LM002, the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6 feels like a vehicle that shouldn't even exist. With 544 horsepower from a twin-turbocharged, 5.5-liter V8 routing through all six wheels and five locking differentials, the 6x6 can take on just about anything offroad that Mother Earth could throw at it. One intrepid owner wanted to take his extremely rare SUV to the track to find out how it fared against the premier supercars of the moment.

Amazingly, the 6x6 actually appears to perform alright – at least in the straightaways. But when the time comes to stop or turn, the situation changes quickly. If a vehicle could ever be said to lumber around corners, it's this Mercedes. It leans way over in the turns, and those big tires clearly are clearly meant to go over obstacles, not around them.

Still, this behemoth towers over any supercar that could get in its way. Watching it hustle around a wet track with Ferraris and McLaren nipping at its heels is truly a spectacle to behold.

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      • 1 Year Ago

      This thing is awesome on so many levels. It's just so ridiculous that you can't help but love it.

      • 1 Year Ago

      Mercedes is the best! And, they do it all by themselves with 0 disregard. Gotta love this thing!

      Bernie Kressner
      • 1 Year Ago

      Gee, I don't know, Chris....this Mercedes did OK in its own sort of way.  I enjoyed watching it.  Actually, it corned better than I would have thought.  But I have a Jeep Wrangler 2-door JK, and am always surprised at how it zips around corners that were seemingly the domain of "sports cars"...(^_^)...


      • 1 Year Ago

      5x5 Driver: Rain? Pshaw.

      • 1 Year Ago

      What a waste of petrol. (I'd still love to own one though... until I had to fill up, or get it serviced.)

      • 1 Year Ago

      Wonder why mercedes didnt make this a full on suv, instead of the worthless tiny bed.

      JF GeSchmidtt
      • 1 Year Ago

      Now if they lowered it, got rid of around 6,000 lbs. shorten the wheel base, put smaller wheels and slicks.  Uh, okay.

      Army Casualty
      • 1 Year Ago

      The article author got a lot more out of the video than I did!  He must be an interpretive artist.  I just saw a Merc cruising around on a track, not racing, not losing it, not leaning that far over, not having trouble, but not intimidating any faster vehicles either.

      • 1 Year Ago

      Needs slicks.

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