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What on earth… We know. The Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet is what happens when you equip a Geländewagen with the 6.0-litre, biturbo V12 from the S65, the portal axles from the G 500 4x42 and the rear seats from a Maybach S-Class. Then stretch the wheelbase by more than half a metre and fit a Landaulet-style soft-top. And yes, it still has three diff locks. The 650 is, quite simply, outrageous. Erm, why? Why the hell not? People love the G-Wagen. Mercedes is selling more than ever (including over 1,000 4x42s to date…), most of them AMGs (AKA, the expensive ones). So it seems there’s no shortage of people willing to spend vast sums of money on a car that was conceived in the mid-Seventies, hasn’t changed all that much since and is thus in many ways objectively worse than modern SUVs. But since when has the G-Wagen been about objectivity? Walk us through it, then.