- May 21, 2003
- G55 AMG Kompressor
The twin-turbo V8 now makes a whopping 888 horsepower (662 kilowatts) at 6,200 rpm and 1,250 Nm (922 lb-ft) from 2,900 rpm. However, torque is electronically capped at 1,050 Nm (774 lb-ft) to preserve the nine-speed automatic gearbox's reliability. Despite being built to go off the beaten path, the Crawler still does 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in only 3.4 seconds. Flat out, it's limited to 100 mph (160 km/h) because of its off-road tires.
After removing so many body panels and using carbon fiber for the remaining pieces, the AMG G63 has lost a lot of weight. Mind you, it's still quite the porker as it tips the scales at 2,065 kilograms (4,553 pounds), but we'll remind you the standard vehicle weighs a hefty 2,485 kg (5,478 lbs) in European specification. Doing the math, the Crawler has lost about 420 kg (926 lbs) of fat. It's an impressive achievement considering Brabus added portal axles and a tubular frame made from high-strength steel.