The Mercedes-Benz Geländewagen, or G-Wagen, has been sold to civilian buyers since 1979. The AMG version debuted 20 years later, pairing the rugged overland vehicle with a 5.4-liter supercharged V8. A decade later, its successor, the 6.2-liter G63, was rumored to be on the chopping block. Nope.

Chris Harris got ahold of the most recent AMG-tweaked G-Wagen, which has the latest 5.5-liter biturbo V8 producing 544 hp, and which he sent storming around the Swabian countryside like a coked-up Heck fighting bull.

Shockingly, it only weighs 5,621 pounds. Sounds like a lot, but for a ladder-chassis military vehicle with a racing engine, it's actually sort of svelte.

As Chris says, The G63 is so bad, it's almost good — for irritating Porsche drivers on the autobahn, primarily.