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by James Ward

Mercedes-Benz has called it quits on one of the wildest road-going machines ever made – the G63 AMG 6×6 – with production ending this week.

Roughly 100 of the monstrous 5.7m long, 4-tonne, Frankenstein utes were built – but sadly none made it to Australia.

Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6 Showcar, Dubai 2013

With a 405kW/760Nm twin-turbo 5.5-litre V8 powering all six wheels, the 6×6 had a base price of nearly $550,000 (€379,000) and sold out the limited build run in about 12 months.

While the Australian Army uses a six-wheel drive Mercedes G-Wagen in its fleet, the chassis (developed specifically for the Australian Army by Mercedes-Benz) is different to the AMG version and will continue to be produced.

Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6 Showcar, Dubai 2013

If you are left wanting a little more of the gargantuan road beast, a 6×6 co-stars with Michael Douglas in the upcoming thriller, Beyond the Reach.

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