There are certain aftermarket companies that are known for their lack of restraint. After all, if you’re going to completely tear down a vehicle to customize it, why be subtle? Go big or go home. ICON, a Los-Angeles-based builder, did neither when it got its hands on a new Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG. It went to its fabrication shop, and then it tastefully dressed up the right-angled rig.
I’ve always found the Mercedes-Benz G-Class to be an attractive vehicle; its lines are straight and unapologetic. Under those butch right-angles is hardcore suspension hardware and apocalypse-proof rubber. The rig looks even better with some dirt splattered on it … downright beautiful as you’ll see in the clip after the jump.
Right now, I’m hi-fiving my inner child. Why? Because THAT thing, that hulking beast that Mercedes and AMG cooked up in a shed somewhere, is going to be in a movie. Forget about that that lackluster Need For Speed nonsense too. Mercedes’ G63 6×6 AMG is going to appear in the next Jurassic Park movie, […]
What you are about to watch is fantasy; not because it features pristine white and powdery slopes; not because it looks like the ideal getaway with friends. No, the video you are about to see is fantasy because it shows an SUV as expensive as the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG ($135,700+) actually being driven off-road! Gasp!
I know what you’re thinking. “Man, I love the G65 AMG… But it just doesn’t have enough leather from apex predators in it. I mean, how will my friends know I’ve made it if the material they’re sitting on wouldn’t try and eat them if it were alive?” It’s a common worry. Luckily, friendly Russian […]
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CL550 4MATIC is the third most expensive new car to insure in America, with a nationally averaged $3,019 per-year premium. Driving a Mercedes-Benz represents success and accomplishment, but even the richest people get irked at high insurance rates. If you are privileged enough to own a 2014 Mercedes-Benz CL550 4MATIC, SLS AMG GT, G63 […]
For as long as the Mercedes-Benz G-Class and the Land Rover Range Rover have been staples in the high-end luxury SUV segment, you would think they have a lot in common. True, the G63 AMG and the Range Rover Supercharged in this test are both V8-powered, leather-lined rigs that kick ass off road. After that, […]
The steel, rubber and glass equivalent of Bigfoot has been spotted in the northeastern United States, people! Mercedes-Benz’s G63 AMG 6×6 is a 9,000-pound beast and its leaving its 37-inch tire tracks in New Jersey and New York. What’s more surprising than the three-axle offroader’s looks (and its 7.8-second zero to 60 time) is its […]
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has released a list of 12 cars and trucks that are good at being bad for the environment. The list, titled “Meanest Vehicles for the Environment in 2014” uses something called a “Green Score” to measure a car’s or truck’s environmental friendliness. Factors such as tailpipe emissions […]
The Mercedes-Benz G-Class doesn’t need to be fast to be cool, but extra horsepower doesn’t hurt, either, so when it comes to cool off-roaders, a G-Class in AMG guise is the R-134a of SUVs. Weistec Engineering has taken a 2007 G55 AMG and increased its cool factor even more by creating the fastest G55 in the […]