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Mercedes-AMG G63 difference in car models explained by CarWow

Published: 30/Jan/2020 7:00 Updated: 30/Jan/2020 16:30

by Isaac McIntyre

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Mercedes has been hard at work developing new ways to bring performance and speed to their iconic G63 SUV series, and YouTube gearhead Mat ‘CarWow’ Watson revealed just how much the upgrades have helped the model in a high-speed drag race between the 2013 and 2018 cars.

The luxury G63 SUV has a long lineage, with Mercedes taking key elements from their 1979 design all the way to today. Now, for the first time in nearly four decades, the SUV formerly known as the G-Wagen has a new lease on life.

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The high-end London car hasn’t actually had too many upgrades in regards to its exterior, with most tweaks under the hood. So, of course, Watson just had to pit the “old school” version against the 2018 G63 in a high-speed drag race.

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Mercedes-AMG left behind nearly 40 years of building when they revamped the G63 series in 2018.

Watson faced off against his bright red G63 behind the wheel of the “archaic” 2013 update, and the differences between the “more powerful” new model revealed themselves as soon as they put the pedal down in the race.

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Out on a landing strip, the 2018 release clocked up a pacey 12.4 seconds, smoking Watson and his seven-year-old car by 1.1 seconds. While the newer vehicle winning was no surprise, the YouTuber was left stunned by the difference.

“Blooming heck!” he said, as the red G63 zoomed off in front of him. “That one has just lifted its nose and buggered the f**k off! That’s interesting, I’ve done quite a lot of drag races in my MG63… this was a bit sketchy, bouncing over the tarmac.”

“They’re quite similar off the line, but that one [the new model] just smashed this one off the line. That is progress for you,” he added, and admitted he was impressed with how well the newer model’s smaller engine—4L vs 5.5L—held up in the race.

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2013 Mercedes-AMG G63 SUV
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The old 2013 G63 SUV only kept pace in a few of the challenges Watson set for it.

That wasn’t the only thing Watson tested during the matchup either, and while the 2018 release did shine in most speed and starting categories, the legacy 2013 series did closely matchup in a few of the tests, including breaking.

Both cars skidded to a halt in the test, and while the 2018 series did come to a full stop moments before the black older model, it was close. Carwow’s host admitted he was impressed, especially considering the year difference.

“That was the most surprising result yet… I didn’t win, but I wasn’t hammered,” he said after slamming on the breaks. “This old girl actually breaks really well. I thought it would be way worse, though that new car does break really well too.”

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For mobile readers, the related segment begins at 3:01 in the video below. 

In all other head-to-head features, except the sound of the 2013 version, the newer model did win out. Steering controls, comfort inside the car, and suspension all shone in the 2018 G63, and Watson declared he was “amazed by the overall difference” Mercedes had managed in the five-year gap.

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While Carwow’s host may not have been entirely sold by how the older model has held up, there’s no reason 2013’s release shouldn’t go well for city-dwellers either ⁠— the newer model may have beaten the old, but both are still great cars.

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Kylie Jenner’s stunning car collection will make your jaw drop

Published: 19/Oct/2020 16:20

by Kieran Bicknell

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Kylie Jenner is one of the most successful young entrepreneurs the world has ever seen, and her car collection proves it. With everything from luxury SUVs to top-range hypercars, she has all bases covered in her car collection.

Kylie Jenner is a social media sensation, serial entrepreneur, and bonafide car collector. Considering her age, she has an incredibly diverse taste in cars with both ‘typical rich kid’ cars and some very left-field choices.

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As with everything in her life, she regularly posts her car collection to her Instagram, showing off her rides to over 198 million followers. Below, we’ve highlighted some of the best cars from Kylie Jenner’s car collection for your enjoyment.

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Kylie Jenner’s luxury car collection

As any self-respecting entrepreneur will tell you, appearance is everything. Well, Kylie certainly has that one covered, with a whole host of luxury cars at her disposal.

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Jenner has no less than three different variations of Mercedes G-Wagons. These luxury 4x4s are a great way to make a statement wherever she goes. Her collection ranges from a bright orange AMG G63, to a standard Tan-colored G-Wagon that regularly makes appearances on her Instagram feed.

Rolls-Royces also play a big part in her car collection. She has been seen with no less than four different Rolls-Royce Ghosts, though it is unclear how many of these are simply the same car that has been repainted.

Perhaps most notable from her luxury car collection is her classic Rolls-Royce. Gifted to her by ex-boyfriend Travis Scott, the classic Rolls is one of the most unique and stunning cars in her collection. For day-to-day duties, Kylie also has two Range Rovers. Perfect for driving around without drawing attention to herself, they are also the cheapest cars in her garage.

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Kylie Jenner’s supercars

Not only does Kylie have a number of opulent luxury cars, but she also appears to be a fan of the faster things in life. Her supercar collection is enough to make any petrolhead jealous, with a few notable highlights.

Kylie has a number of different Ferraris, including a Ferrari 488 Spyder which she bought to match with her sister Kendall back in 2018. Not only does she have the 488, but also a 458 Italia spyder in a custom blue finish.

Lamborghinis are also a common theme in her collection. Jenner owns both a bright orange Lamborghini Aventador (which matches her AMG G63 truck) and a red Lamborghini Urus. The Urus is a recent addition to her collection, and is ideal for traveling in style with daughter Stormi.

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The stars of her collection are undoubtedly Kylie’s hypercars. Back when she was dating Travis Scott, the rapper gifted Kylie a black Ferrari LaFerrari after giving birth to their daughter. Worth a cool $1.4m, the LaFerrari isn’t even the most expensive car in her collection.

The jewel in Jenner’s collection is her Bugatti Chiron. Bought as a dramatic ‘breakup present’ to herself after splitting with Scott in 2019, the $3m 1000hp+ hypercar is a stunning (and expensive) way to get over a heartbreak. All told, Kylie’s collection is worth in excess of $5.5 million.

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