We take it for a ride in its natural habitat - the wilds of Africa - although in reality, it’s much more likely to be seen on the dunes of Dubai.
We are driving through the Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa, where you'd normally only see a handful of Toyota Land Cruisers heaving with tourists. But instead of the Japanese four-cylinder diesel, we're taking on this tricky terrain in the G650 Landaulet and its six-litre V12 twin-turbocharger with 621bhp and 738lb ft of torque.
The G650 has all the technology of the Mercedes-Benz G 500 4x4² - and more. That includes portal axles, electronic dampers and a track widened by 25cm. The wheelbase has also been lengthened by nearly 60cm to create a lounge-like area in the rear seats.
As well as portal axles to take on the toughest of terrain, the car also has hardcore off-road 325/55 R 22 tyres and ground clearance of almost 0.5m.