2018 Mercedes-AMG G63 – Red Metallic – (110037060):
The Mercedes-AMG G63 blends supercar speed and flamboyance with military-grade off-roading, as well as Rolls Royce-like comfort in a terrifyingly brilliant amalgamation.
Reinventing a classic is never easy, whatever it is you’re reinventing. Cars are no different. Many critics were apprehensive when Mercedes announced the G63, but they truly have done the iconic G-class proud with this reimagined model. It manages to re-encapsulate the unique, tough coolness of the G-Wagon, but adds some much-needed comfort and accessibility.
The car was launched with a monstrous 577 brake horsepower V8 twin-turbo. The car ingeniously distributes this immense power across all four axles and allows for a smooth yet enthralling ride.
Mercedes’ G-Class range is often unmistakable, it’s a type of car that could never really be confused for anything else. It’s been around for over four decades, and has withstood two model generations – this being the third. G-classes have always retained their buff, boisterous looks and driving style, and so is instantaneously recognisable as a Land Rover.
Quite a remarkable car, and definitely a credit to Mercedes work and longevity. The G63 is true to its predecessors, yet it still possesses a character and personality of its own. The sleek bodywork, the owl-like headlights, the luxurious interior. As a vehicle, it quite literally is the whole package.