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2016 Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG is a singular artifact (pictures)

Mercedes-Benz's G65 may be one of the least rational and least accessible vehicles on the market today, but that's a key part of its appeal.

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The G65 AMG's profile looks like it was designed exclusively with a T-square, and that's a key part of its appeal.

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You don't see many externally-mounted spares anymore these days.

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Mercedes has done an admirable job trying to modernize the G65's cabin without losing its historic essence.

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The G65's rear hatch is side hinged, swinging open like a huge, old refrigerator door.

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The Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen started out as little more than a glorified farm implement when new. Today, it's the $220,000-plus toast of Beverly Hills. Strange world.

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The G65 AMG looks huge, but it's actually not as large as you might think by modern standards, and it's certainly narrower.

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High-intensity discharge light fixtures are up to date and look a little "Terminator"-ish.

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My numbers are bigger than your numbers.

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Even the hood hinges refuse to bow to aerodynamics.

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The door hood hinges, too.

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How many new cars can you buy today with sidepipes? Not great for ground clearance, but great for paparazzi dispersement.

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No, it's not a Nerf Hoop, it's a cup-holder. Truly.

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