Even in a world of ridiculous short, Mercedes-AMG G65, a military vehicle with three tons filled to overflowing with 621 horsepower V-12, padded leather, stands as an example of the absurd.
Mercedes give their due for this achievement. Who else could join the determination to produce a consumer product so crazy? If Chrysler decided to put a Hellcat V-8 in the nose of a Wrangler as well, which may be close. Even Chrysler, which has produced the Plymouth Prowler, is not that crazy. Other car companies are not yet in the game.
In fact, only one G65 real competition for the title of “most absurd of all vehicles” are other versions of the G-Class G63 AMG 6×6, anyone?
It is strange how the rod axis, plane nuclear windshield brick can be, it is a vehicle that really exists, which went on sale in other markets (especially in China, the Middle East and Russia) from some years ago. There are hundreds of these things elephant dancing around the world at the moment. It was relatively popular, where he sold, although sometimes appeal to those for whom the traffic is inconvenient and occupation done. Somehow, it is only now that America Centurion Card superusers are having the opportunity to plop one will probably depressing small amount of their wealth in this, the most exclusive Mercedes troop carrier.
The V-12 is concerned, unit three valves per cylinder twin-turbo that has been available in the S-Class sedan and coupe and convertible SL for years. It makes 738 lb.-ft. of torque. As with the other models of Mercedes G65 V-12 engine is mated to a seven-speed automatic. And, also like other V-12 models that cost more than $ 200,000. Unlike the S-Class and SL operate with this engine, the G65 is available with a chrome brush guard and bright green alien paint.
Our vehicle appeared in a mystical Color Brown metallic decidedly good taste. We will let your aesthetic inclinations to decide whether the 21-inch wheels “highly polished” are tasteful. They are wrapped with ultra high performance tires for all seasons CrossContact Continental 295/40.
These may be the two most stressed tires and understressed the world in any passenger vehicle. The 6067 G65 pounds can manage only 0.58g on the skid pad. Plymouth Volare his father probably could have done. The problem is not that the tires; the incredibly low figure is the failure of the control system of hyper stability. Well, it’s really the fault of the joint venture itself.
It is a vehicle riding 76.3 inches tall on a track through 59.1 inches. Coca-Cola bottles corner with greater natural stability. Therefore, the stability control G65 was given a level of authority that would make even the envy of the nurse Ratched. “We do not impose certain rules and restrictions and without a lot of thought about their therapeutic value,” the system says repeatedly.
Along the way, the thing is better than the numbers suggest. Whereas this cube takes three tons heavier than almost any other vehicle we’ve tested (including a 1915 Ford Model T), Mercedes has done a good job of limiting body roll. It must be terrible to drive enthusiastically, but it is not.
Just I know that the address is heavy slowly and completely unfeeling comically. expanding dead zone in the direction of the center helps to prevent kickback hurt thumbs off-road riding this vehicle is not equipped to take. The rocker three switches on the center console for the three differential cover come with their own warning label that could very well say. “Look, you do not need to know what these are just to move along.”
The handicap sorta really control body, half decent is that the G65 groups and limits on the uneven pavement, as if there were two beds and exceptionally large shafts, heavy wheels.