The Brabus-tuned Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG 6×6 mad pick-up truck clearly defines the very notion of ostentatious motoring. But, did you ever wonder if it is invincible?
Well, the answer is no. It is not! A film posted on Youtube shows the 700 HP monster with its twin-turbo 5.5-litre V8 flipped on its right side, following a highway accident. The accident took place in Moscow, Russia, on icy conditions. The front-end seems to be damaged as well, which means the engine could have been affected as well.
With a starting price in excess of 500.000 euros, the Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG 6×6 was the exception which confirmed the rule. Which rule? The one which says ‘money is no object’. The monster pick-up truck took its inspiration from the similar, but infinitely more austere model developed specifically for the Australian army. It is 5867 mm long, 2111 mm wide and 2209 mm tall and features two extra wheels and an additional axle.
Power comes from the same 544 HP 5.5-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine used by its humbler and smaller G 63 AMG 5-door sibling. Drive is sent to all six wheels via a 7-speed automatic gearbox.
The B63S package offered by Brabus takes the power output of the AMG 5.5-litre twin-turbo V8 all the way up to 700 HP. Thanks to the modified turbos and ECU the torque also increases to 940 Nm, a useful figure considering the playing nature of the car. A nature that does not bode well for adventurous drivers as shown by the Youtube video below.