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A good day to drive hard: Dartz armors the Mercedes G63 AMG 6×6

When it comes to insane tuner cars, Dartz is in a league of its own. So what did this Latvian house of craziness decide to do to one of the most insane vehicles on the market, the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6?

While it looks like the product of a Doomsday Prepper’s paranoid delusions, Dartz’s modified 6×6 is actually inspired by a movie vehicle and, no, it’s not Herbie the Love Bug.

Inspiration came from the MRAP (Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected) armored vehicle from A Good Day to Die Hard, leading to the pun-tastic name Drive Hard 6×6 G.

Whereas most modified vehicles feature bigger wheels or upgraded engine-control software, the Dartz Drive Hard 6×6 G features B8-grade armor that is resistant to small-arms fire.

It also makes this rolling bunker significantly heavier. Curb weight is estimated at around 11,000 pounds, compared to around 8,500 pounds for a stock G63 6×6.

That shouldn’t be a problem, though because Dartz has also upgraded the 5.5-liter, twin-turbocharged V8, which now produces 1,019 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque.

The Drive Hard 6×6 G may be the most extreme version of the G63 AMG 6×6 around, but it’s actually fairly typical for Dartz.

If an armored urban assault vehicle isn’t your style, consider the Sahara G-eopard, a lengthened 6×6 with gold and silver trim, a 3D television, and upgraded Bang & Olufsen sound system.

It’s amazing what can happen when both money and taste are no object.

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Stephen Edelstein
Stephen is a freelance automotive journalist covering all things cars. He likes anything with four wheels, from classic cars…
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