Burning Man Benz
Sure you were a little resistant at first to join the hippie crazy hoo-ha that is Burning Man, but ever since your friend Bill Murray (an enthusiast since its inception) convinced you to go a few years ago, it’s become a staple on your calendar. You’ve become such a pro at going to the festival that you’ve acquired an impressive arsenal of burner gear such as the Cristalbubble, and glowbar. Getting there is another story, though, as it’s still a challenge with all the sudden sand storms and the rocky terrain around the camp. Driving your Ferrari in that kind of mess is less than ideal. Luckily it looks like Mercedes-Benz might be answering your prayers with a new concept vehicle perfect for this type of occasion.
The Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6, a 4 ton, six wheel monster with a pickup bed and a 5.5 liter twin-turbo V8, was basically made for tackling the Black Forest Desert of Nevada. Much like the four-wheeled G63 AMG, this truck has a 544 horsepower engine that can generate 56 lb-ft torque with a seven speed automatic transmission. It can sprint from 0 to 100mph in just 7 seconds and has tire pressure that can be adjusted with a built-in air compressor – awesome for the unpredictable terrain you’re bound to encounter on your way to your week-long break from reality. Developed for the Australian armed services, the G63 AMG 6×6 is still in development for folks like us, but it’s rumored to be available for around $300,000 someday soon. We’ll dance around a burning effigy for that.