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When 4 wheels isn't enough.....

 

 

 

 

 

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Unlike the military version, which is fitted with Mercedes-Benz's 3.0-liter V6 diesel, the G63 AMG 6x6 gets a twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V8 with 536 hp. Torque is a solid 560 lb-ft and is crucial in providing the shove required to haul the truck's 8,322-pound curb weight.

Another significant change is the adoption of Mercedes-Benz's 7G-tronic seven-speed automatic transmission in place of the old NAG1 five-speed automatic used on the military version.

The truck has a transfer case capable of channeling drive between a 0.87:1 high-range ratio for on-road driving and 2.16:1 low-range ratio for off-road conditions to all six wheels in a nominal 30:40:30 split. The power take-off for the rear-most axle is by way of an extra drive shaft. There are five electronic differential locks offering 100 percent lockup of all six wheels, operated by three switches on the dashboard.

At the ends of each axle are the massive 37-inch wheels featuring a bead-plate design. They are shod with 12.5-inch-wide wheels.

http://www.autoweek.com/article/20130228/CARREVIEWS/130229780

 

I gotta admit, it would be fun to give this a good thrashing....lol.

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And all I'm getting from the video is that the primary market is oil shiekhs (and similar) who need another ~8000 lbs to hold their garage down, and/or suburban cowboys for whom the H2 is not "tough enough" (because you know, those Wal-mart parking lots are a serious expedition). The weird part is that Benz already produces one of the best go-anywhere, do-anything vehicles known to man:


Also, I don't even want to think about tread-wear on that monster. It's bad enough on full-time 4WD (of any variety). ph34r.gif

Oh, and it looks FUGLY. I mean I get that bona fide offroad vehicles are rarely *attractive* - but come on.
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Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post

When 4 wheels isn't enough.....

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.autoweek.com/article/20130228/CARREVIEWS/130229780

 

I gotta admit, it would be fun to give this a good thrashing....lol.


Very cool, but I'd still take a H1 predator over it...

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And all I'm getting from the video is that the primary market is oil shiekhs (and similar) who need another ~8000 lbs to hold their garage down,

It think that these folks are Mercedes amg's primary market for pretty much all kind of cars...

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That car represents 2 big Italian middle fingers to the whole hypercar industry.

Good to know that Lamborghini can still make crazy, silly things.

Here's the back shot:

Batman, here's your new Lamborghini :D

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And suddenly, the Benz looks less hideous. ph34r.gif
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Just how a Lambo ought to be, outrageous and polarising.

 

Personally my favourite after the Diablo.

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So you want a cruiser that also turns heads? And the '85 isn't doing it? tongue.gif

What about an Excalibur? It'd be under 100k (unless you want a limo or a specifically collectible model (and I don't know enough about Excalibur to know what makes some of them >$100k)), and it'd certainly be an "occasion" to take it out:

Others that'd come to mind include a 1G Thunderbird, a 3-5G Continental, a 6-10G Series 70, a 3-6G Eldorado, a 3G DeVille coupe or drophead, and perhaps (these are dramatic departures, stylistically), the Allante or DMC-12 could be considered as well (I figured the 1980s should be represented by more than the Excalibur, and while the '89 Town Car Cartier is a beautiful vehicle, they lack the panache of the '76 Continental TC or similar).

Something more modern and formal, and the Corniche isn't really in the right area, I see it as a top down Summertime cruiser. The nice thing about the Cont GT is that they haven't changed in 9 years, so an older car that's been well cared for looks very similar to a brand new one. There's a nice steel grey `07 Mansory for $80k locally, and it looks good. The place selling it is the same that sold us the Vanquish and 360, so I can probably talk him down a good bit. wink.gif

However, given the possibility of a very expensive purchase in the near future, the plans for this type of car may be going to the back burner for a while.
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Ooh, finally something with a different shape!  wink.gif

I wouldn't say that I am either, except that I have heard some rather pronounced changes in one pair of cans that I've got.  Unfortunately for me, it sounded worse after having been burned-in (at least according to my tastes).

I believe I heard changes in the SR-009s and maybe a couple others, but it's hardly a night & day difference. The TH600s haven't changed a bit, but that's good because I really like them.
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And suddenly, the Benz looks less hideous. ph34r.gif

No kidding, I see they're still drinking absinthe at Lambo HQ. rolleyes.gif
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Something more modern and formal, and the Corniche isn't really in the right area, I see it as a top down Summertime cruiser. The nice thing about the Cont GT is that they haven't changed in 9 years, so an older car that's been well cared for looks very similar to a brand new one. There's a nice steel grey `07 Mansory for $80k locally, and it looks good. The place selling it is the same that sold us the Vanquish and 360, so I can probably talk him down a good bit. wink.gif

Hrm, "formal" is an interesting word. Got pics of the Cont GT? Also, you looked at the Arnage?
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No kidding, I see they're still drinking absinthe at Lambo HQ. rolleyes.gif

I know it's out there somewhere, but I can't find it - it's a clip with Jon Stewart: "Absinthe - for when you have nothing to do on Friday night, and don't have to be anywhere until Tuesday!"
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Ooh, finally something with a different shape!  wink.gif

I wouldn't say that I am either, except that I have heard some rather pronounced changes in one pair of cans that I've got.  Unfortunately for me, it sounded worse after having been burned-in (at least according to my tastes).

I believe I heard changes in the SR-009s and maybe a couple others, but it's hardly a night & day difference. The TH600s haven't changed a bit, but that's good because I really like them.

 

Not night and day, but the D7100 changed enough that I liked them less after the change (i.e. they got worse).  smile.gif

 

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No kidding, I see they're still drinking absinthe at Lambo HQ. rolleyes.gif

I know it's out there somewhere, but I can't find it - it's a clip with Jon Stewart: "Absinthe - for when you have nothing to do on Friday night, and don't have to be anywhere until Tuesday!"

 

LOL, that is brilliant!  biggrin.gif


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Originally Posted by obobskivich View Post

Hrm, "formal" is an interesting word. Got pics of the Cont GT? Also, you looked at the Arnage?
I know it's out there somewhere, but I can't find it - it's a clip with Jon Stewart: "Absinthe - for when you have nothing to do on Friday night, and don't have to be anywhere until Tuesday!"

I mean more modern, "sleek" I suppose is a good word. The style of Continental GT I was referring to:


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Not night and day, but the D7100 changed enough that I liked them less after the change (i.e. they got worse).  smile.gif


LOL, that is brilliant!  biggrin.gif

You've not had real absinthe? Brutal stuff. They call it the Green Fairy for a reason, because that's what you see after several drinks. biggrin.gif
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I mean more modern, "sleek" I suppose is a good word. The style of Continental GT I was referring to:


I'd take an Excalibur over that. redface.gif

Partly because I can't get over this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyzoWCfPzJ4

Couldn't find it in English. tongue.gif

Random thought - VW Phaeton? cool.gif
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It's basically a Phaeton, w/ more power, more leather, and more sexy. biggrin.gif With so many below 70 grand, and <20k miles, it looks like a good choice. Gotta love how some cars bottom-out in value so quickly, it's almost as bad as a Maserati Quattroporte (which I also considered). An `08, 19k miles, fully-loaded GT. This was a $150k car, now it's 45k. You know that's gotta sting, if you're the poor chump who bought it new. redface.gif



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Quatros always look nicer in photos (from the front) - in person, MEH. I've never seen one on the road, or been in one on the road - seen a lot at shows and dealers, often with scams like "buy this and get a free goat" or some other nonsense to try and move at least one of the OCEAN of stock they invariably have (there's a dealer near me that's still sitting on cars from ~2009 rolleyes.gif).
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