This 700-HP Mercedes Brabus G63 6x6 Can Be Driven In America

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But you can only drive it 2,500 miles a year.

The Bring a Trailer auction site has grown from a clearing house aggregator of cars for sale to a full-on auction site. Its traffic is frankly insane, and it's one of the best places (besides CarBuzz) for car people to hang out virtually, talk some smack and sell some cars. Those cars BaT sells are curated to be a mix of things enthusiasts love, both cheap and expensive, but it also moves some aspirational sheetmetal, if you're a certain kind of person.

And it would take a certain, special kind of person, first to lay down the change for this ride, but also to be seen driving it. This 2014 Mercedes G63 AMG 6x6 is one of 100 examples built in Graz, Austria, according to Bring a Trailer. It's finished in white and gets a Brabus engine upgrade to deliver 700 horsepower to all six wheels. It would make a perfect two-car garage with the restomod diesel Power Wagon we saw last week.

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The current bid as of writing is $800,000, with only six bids in play. The G63 gets the company's seven-speed automatic transmission, beadlock wheels, a central tire-inflation system, a wood-paneled bed, a dual-range transfer case and five electronic differential locks.

The 2014 G-Wagen started with a 5.5-liter twin-turbocharged V8. In its original form it made 536 hp and 560 lb-ft of torque. With the Brabus B63S-700 engine package it now makes 708 lb-ft of twist along with those 700 ponies. In case you're wondering, Brembo does the brakes at all six wheels, which feature off-road ready 37-inch Nitto Ridge Grappler tires.

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The G63 6x6 has 8,000 miles on the clock and has a clean Carfax report. However, this vehicle was imported under the "show and display" law, meaning it can't do everything a standard consumer car can do. BaT notes that "transfer of ownership must be approved by NHTSA before the title changes hands. The buyer must also apply for a new "show or display" approval from NHTSA and provide current photos of the car. Potential buyers should be aware that the vehicle is limited to 2,500 miles per year and must be made available for inspection by NHTSA until it is not less than 25 years old."

So there are some hoops to jump through. As you can guess the comments section is getting heated as the bid price climbs, with some of the seller's posts flagged or being "non-constructive." This vehicle, on the auction site or on the road, will certainly get a reaction. If that's what you want, check it out over at BaT. The final bid happens in 9 days.

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