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Mercedes G63 AMG 6X6

Like the famously bizarre Lamborghini LM002, the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 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 6×6 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 6×6 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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