This is why we love AMG. With the all the concerns about oil crisis and environmental issues and what not, we were not sure if they were going to make the G63, let alone a V12-powered G65. But they did, and boy oh boy is it awesome. The 65 gets the same sort of body kit as the G63, but thanks to the chrome mesh grille, different wheels and some other minor details, it just looks more luxurious.
To be more specific, it comes with high-gloss chrome radiator grille, the 9.5 x 20 AMG five-spoke light alloy wheels, painted titanium grey with high-sheen finish, its 275/50 R 20 tyres and the V12 BITURBO logo on the mudguards. The G65 also gets the same refined interior, garnished with designo leather exclusive upholstery and the leather instrument panel trim, plus lots of V12 badges.
Under the bonnet this car has a tower of power in form of a 6.0-litre V12 biturbo engine, which features new exhaust turbochargers with increased spiral cross-section, flow-optimised wastegate channels, multi-spark ignition with twelve double-ignition coils and a higher-power engine control unit.
All that means it pumps out 450 kW (612 hp) and maximum torque of 1000 newton metres. The G65 is not that faster than the G63 – it does 0 to 100 km/h in 5.3 seconds compared to the 63’s 5.4, and tops 230 km/h whereas G63 only manages 210 – but the fact that it’s the full-fat range-topping V12 makes it massively desirable.
The only problem with having one of these is the price, which is a whopping 264,180 euros.