AMG G63/ AMG GT R
If this were a track day, I’d have nailed it from the start. Let’s be honest, any public circuit event is essentially a competition both on track and off it, and the points scoring starts when you rock up in the paddock. Why? Because your rig is a rolling articulation of intent, and while poling up in a polar white G63 towing a Magno green road-going version of the F1 safety car might not win any awards for subtlety, it definitely makes a statement.
There are many good things about total Mercedes-ness. With both vehicles powered by AMG’s guttural, 577bhp twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8, both sound like angsty thunder, and there’s torque aplenty from both, the G63 using its higher 850Nm output to pull the GT R and trailer with nonchalant ease – so unstressed that at 48kph in fifth gear, it’ll drop down to fourcylinder economy mode. In fact, I win just with the tow car, the seating position and all-round, squarecornered visibility of the G making it incredibly easy to position on the road. The transformed interior transporting the G-Wagen from gussied-up military vehicle to a modern, connected and incredibly relaxing place to spend time. CT