Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG

Handcrafted horsepower. One man, one engine. Beyond all the racing trophies earned in the storied legacy of AMG—the high-performance arm of Mercedes-Benz—one small plaque tells an even greater story. Affixed atop each AMG engine, it bears the signature of the single master technician who assembled it from race-proven components with his own hands. The superlatively engineered vehicle which houses this engine will go forth to achieve imposing results in virtually every dimension of performance. But no matter what numbers it generates — horsepower and pound -feet, mph and rpm, or seconds and g’s — every measure of a G 55 AMG starts with “one.”

AMG-developed 5.5-liter V-8. A hand-built vehicle with a handcrafted heart, the supercharged, liquid-to-air intercooled V-8 of the G55 AMG outpours an even 500 hp @ 6,100 rpm, and an even more torrential 516 lb-ft of torque @ 2,700–4,000 rpm. Accompanied by the unmistakable rumble of a true dual-sidepipe AMG exhaust system, 60 mph arrives in a lightning-quick 5.4 seconds.

Source: Mercedes-Benz press

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