Few powerful cars look as out of place on the drag strip as the Mercedes-Benz G63 ...
Few powerful cars look as out of place on the drag strip as the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6. The Colossus does tick the few of the checkboxes that make the car suitable for this type of activity – twin turbo V8 engine, the all-wheel-drive – but it all ends with the vehicle’s size and the body shape.
Speaking of body shape, this vehicle right here takes its ridiculousness one step further. As if the preposterous ride height of the 6×6 wasn’t bad enough, or a fact it has the six wheels (covered in off-road tires, no less), this particular car also comes with the head of the African buffalo sticking out on top.
Why? Well, we fail to find the viable connection, but since the vehicle is essentially the advertising billboard on wheels, the answer is probably very simple: to attract as much attention as possible. Yeah, we know, the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 doesn’t need any help with that, and apparently not everybody agrees.
We keep referring to the 6×6 by its original name, and this beast is actually the Brabus. That means the 5.5-liter twin turbo V8 engine now has 700 hp and 960 Nm. Those are more than decent numbers for any car, and for the G63 AMG 6×6, they barely make it fast.
It is loud, however, we can only imagine that only half of that sound came out from the engine bay and side exhausts, with the rest of it stemming from the completely bogus choice of tires.
Well, if any decent sports car would make mince meat on the drag strip out of the behemoth, what kind of the opponent did it race against? Well, probably the only other vehicle out there that managed to come close to 6×6 in terms of being in the wrong place.
It’s the Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe, the car weighing 2.6 tons powered by the 6.75-liter V12 engine churning out a mere 460 horsepower and 720 Nm of torque. Ironically enough, the car is branded with SaveThePlanet AG logo, which is the last thing you will do if you take it drag racing. Or to any other activity, for that matter.
Who won? You are going to have to watch the clip below for that.
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