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Another day, another spyshot. But this time, instead of a mass market SUV, we have a rare classic 4X4. Say hello to the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG, the AMG version of today’s G-Wagen.

The original W460/W461 G-Wagen dates back to 1979. It was offered in two wheelbases and three body styles – two-door short-wheelbase convertible, two-door short-wheelbase wagon, and a long-wheelbase four-door wagon. Popular with military and offroad enthusiasts, Mercedes built more than 50,000 units in the first decade.

This black and shiny G63 AMG is powered by a 5.5 litre V8 biturbo engine with 544 hp and 760 Nm of torque, enough to push the brick from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.4 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 210 km/h. This direct injection powerhouse is mated to the AMG Speedshift Plus 7G-Tronic gearbox.

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By the way, there’s an even crazier G65 AMG model billed as the world’s most powerful production off-road vehicle. An AMG 6.0 litre V12 biturbo engine is responsible for 612 hp and 1,000 Nm. Mad.

So what does this local sighting in a Mercedes-Benz Malaysia yard mean? MBM’s AMG car list on its website has everything from an E 63 AMG Estate to the SLS AMG, but no G, so this could be their next low volume offering. Or it could be just a one-off special order for a wealthy and showy big shot.

You can find other models of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class for sale on oto.my.