You might call this a two-and-a-half tonne, 577bhp V8-powered anniversary present. You might also call it the Mercedes-AMG G63 ‘Edition 55’, largely because that’s exactly what it is.
Yup, who’s feeling old now? It’s the year of German performance division anniversaries, because while BMW’s M turns 50, AMG – founded in 1968 by a pair of former Daimler-Benz engineers – turns 55 in 2023.
This special Edition 55 is available in either obsidian black metallic or bright white exterior paint. There are 22in AMG forged alloys finished in grey, and the fitment of both the AMG Night Package and AMG Night Package II. Sequels are always better anyway.
Elsewhere there’s Edition 55 lettering and badging, an interior trimmed in red und black, some steel door sill trims, matt carbon elements and a few other appointments. Nothing spectacular, but then there’s the small matter of a not-so-small 4.0-litre biturbo V8 up front doing a fine job of emancipating expensive petrol from its material form via the medium of 577bhp and 627lb ft of torque.