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The newly redesigned twin-turbocharged V-8 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG is mean. It features 544 horsepower and 560 pound-feet of torque, the power is sent through the AMG Speedshift Plus 7G Tronic automatic transmission and a permanent all-wheel drive system with front, center and rear locking differentials. Aesthetic changes come in the form of a newly designed grill with chrome accents over black mesh that helps cool the inner workings of the V-8. Expect the G63 AMG to cost upwards of $125,000 USD.
This Audi A8 L car was built to compete with the V12 Mercedes-Benz S600 and BMW 760LI sedans with it’s W12 engine and an MSRP of $133,500 dollars. Here are the details courtesy of the Robb Report: Audi’s W-12 engine—essentially two narrow-angle V-6s conjoined on a single crankshaft—displaces 6.3 liters and employs direct fuel injection for extraordinary responsiveness and impressive fuel efficiency. The result is an ample 500 hp and 461 ft lbs of torque, delivered to all four wheels through a suitably cutting-edge 8-speed automatic transmission. Sixty miles per hour arrives in about 4.4 seconds—more than a second sooner than its V-8-powered sibling. Heating, ventilation, and massage functions for front and rear seats are available, as are reclining “executive” rear seats with private-jet-style extendable footrests. Audi’s dazzling, Google Earth–integrated GPS navigation system is standard, as is onboard Wi-Fi hotspot capability, with Internet connectivity through the car’s own 3G cellular setup. Among the car’s few options, the 19-speaker, 1,400-watt Bang & Olufsen audio system is a magnificent must-have.
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