THERE'S WON­DER­FUL. and then there's weird.

Popular Mechanics (South Africa) - - Driving -

Away from the show­case halls, where the big mo­tor man­u­fac­tur­ers put on all the razzmatazz that show­go­ers have come to ex­pect, you’ll find spe­cial­ity ex­hibits. Smaller niche man­u­fac­tur­ers. Cus­tomis­ers. Tuners. And of­ten, just plain weird­ness. 1: To­tally re­stored Brabus Clas­sic 280 SL Pagoda costs R4,8 mil­lion. 2: E-taxi with swap­pable bat­tery pack. 3: PAL-V Lib­erty “he­licar”. 4: Rus­sia's Avrora Mars robot tank. 5: Cock­pit of PAL-V'S “he­licar”.

The Mercedes-amg GT fam­ily

Road cars: 4-litre V8 biturbo with AMG Speed­shift DCT 7-speed trans­mis­sion. GT (350 kw, 630 N.m); GT S (384 kw, 670 N.m); GT C 410 kw, 680 N.m); GT R 430 kw, 700 N.m) GT3: 6,3-litre nor­mally as­pi­rated V8 with elec­tro­hy­draulic se­quen­tial six-speed rac­ing trans­mis­sion, GT4: 4,0-litre di­rect in­jec­tion V8 with twin tur­bocharg­ers. Se­quen­tial six-speed rac­ing trans­mis­sion. De­pend­ing on bal­ance of per­for­mance clas­si­fi­ca­tion, up to 375 kw and more than 600 N.m

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