Ice, and a slice of automotive iconography from M-B
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It may not be the most artistic photograph in the world, POTW fans, but for us this one perfectly captures the lines and character of one (Two, surely? Ed.) of our favourite automotive sculptures. And on the eve of PH's imminent Sunday Service visit to Mercedes-Benz World, we reckon it deserves a run round the block in what is the closest PH gets to a weekly 'culture' spot...
More to the point, the hewn from granite 'Gelandewagen' from M-B is shortly to return to the UK with right hand drive, a fact we were reminded of by this image captured on location in Arjeplog, Sweden at the AMG Winter Sporting Academy. And then we thought, if we remind M-B how much PHers love these cars, they'll probably let us have a go in one. Is that so wrong?
Triple diff-locks, rugged body-on-frame build, no-nonsense styling and the guts to go-anywhere - it's just a shame we can't bring our picture to life with the rumbling V8 soundtrack of these two 507hp examples powered by AMG.
Have a lot of friends in Russia with G55's, they are epic all-rounders, you can plough through huge snow-drifts then turn up at a 5 Star hotel valet parking in your tux, expensive but built to withstand nuclear attack. the noise is simply biblical and they make most 4x4's look like the chelsea tractors they are.
Dunno about the AMG version, ith leather, aircon and all that rubbish. I had the 3 litre diesel convertible, and I cannot imagine anything better to sit in when you get into a difficult situation. I drove in the meantime Land Rovers, Range Rovers, Nissan Patrol, Toyota Land Cruizer, Jeeps, Hummers ... But nothing gets close. Nothing.