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Porsche 911 GT3 vs Aston Martin V12 Vantage S vs Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series [Chris Harris On Cars]

Driving the Porsche 911 GT3, Aston Martin V12 Vantage S, and Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series is a special occasion indeed.

Which is best for the track and on the road, and which one would you have?

2014 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6X6 vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG! [Head 2 Head Episode 46]

On this episode of Head 2 Head, Jonny Lieberman heads to Graz, Austria, the home of one of the world’s toughest off roaders - the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen.

The last time a G63 appeared on Head 2 Head, it beat out the all-new and quite excellent Range Rover Supercharged. This time, however, the G63 faces even stiffer competition — another G63. Of course, this particular G has an extra axle, because it’s the $500,000+ G63 AMG 6x6!

Costing roughly twice as much as the awesome twin-turbo V-12 powered G65, the 6x6 is the ultimate expression of the Gelandewagen… on paper. But is it actually any good? Is the 6x6 as awesome as it looks, or is the regular G-Wagen just too well thought out? And why is the 6-wheeled truck always jumping in the air like that? Watch and find out!

2014 BMW M5 Competition vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S Model! [Head 2 Head Episode 44]

On this episode of Head 2 Head Jonny Lieberman is joined by Mike Shaffer and two extremely potent hyper sedans, the 2014 BMW M5 Competition and the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S Model.

Between the two of them, these two mighty Germans produce 1152horsepower and 1092 pound-feet of torque. On paper. After a day of horsing around/testing Shaffer and Lieberman grow suspicious of each twin-turbo V-8’s actual output. So, they take them to the dyno gurus at K&N engineering to learn what’s what.

The results very well may shock and amaze you. However, the boys come to the conclusion that numbers are only exactly that: only numbers, and numbers only matter so much. One true test of a super sedan is how it handles a twisting stretch of tarmac. The other is how much you yearn for the car after you’ve walked away from it.

How much the keys itch in your pocket. While the results are definitive, this Head 2 Head is much closer than most. Have a watch!

2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S-Model 4Matic Wagon vs. Icon Derelict! [Head 2 Head Episode 41]

On this episode of Head 2 Head, certified wagon-freak Jonny Lieberman pits two of the very coolest station wagons in the world against each other.

More than just cool, these are also two of the rarest wagons on earth. In fact, the E63 AMG Wagon is the rarest car Mercedes sells in the U.S. It’s special order only through the dealer — it’s not even on their website. Of course, the Icon Derelict is its own form of rare, being one of one.

The Derelict started life out back in 1952 as a Chrysler Town & Country Custom Wagon, but things have changed. As for the E63 Wagon, we learned at Best Driver’s Car that the stealthy Mercedes is quicker than several supercars. But does it have what it takes to defeat Icon’s icon? Watch and find out!

Audi RS6 vs Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake: Super Wagons! [Chris Harris On Cars]

The last RS6 was blunter than Larry David, this one is said to be better. Can it handle Merc’s gorgeous low-rider, the CLS ’ Brake?

2014 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Edition 507 Wagon! The Modern Hammer Wagon? [Ignition Episode 76]

On this episode of Ignition, Jonny Lieberman travels to Germany to drive a car we don’t get, the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Edition 507 Wagon.

Through the winding roads of the Black Forest to the mean straights of Germany’s notorious Autobahn, Lieberman puts the 507 horsepower, 450 pound-feet of torque super wagon through its paces.

The question isn’t whether or not a wagon fanatic like Lieberman likes the 507 wagon (he does), but if the new AMG grocery hauler can live up to the legend that came before it, the mighty Hammer Wagon.

(vía gabeturbo)

Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG vs BMW M135i on Road and Track [Chris Harris On Cars]

Stuttgart v Munich in the battle of the super hatches. Includes road, track, lap times, standing start acceleration. And sheep. And a little jump.

2013 SRT Viper vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series! [Head 2 Head Episode 36]

On this episode of Head 2 Head, Motor Trend’s Jonny Lieberman pits two members of the “more than 600 horsepower club” against each other - the 2013 SRT Viper & the 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series. It’s a three-bout heavyweight match that begins with real world canyon carving, moves on to an all-out quarter mile drag race, and then finishes with blistering hot laps around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with hot shoe Randy Pobst.

Despite a huge gap in price, both of these long-nosed, front-engine, RWD, two-seat brawlers represent significant revisions of their wild predecessors. Will good old fashion American muscle beat out German Engineering? Join us as we find out.

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