Today we have a video of Mercedes’ inimitable G63 AMG SUV being made from a few boards of Fujian cypress. But this isn’t just any old video of Mercedes’ inimitable G63 AMG SUV being made from a few boards of Fujian cypress: This anonymous woodworker, whose skill is clearly matched only by his obsessive-compulsive tendencies, has created what may be the best toy car ever. No, really, trust us.
The video starts out as everything you thought you could hope for in a car-from-wood film, with lots of manly sawing and routing and chiseling and banging of wood blocks on metal work surfaces. You’ll get about three-and-a-half minutes in and think, “Okay, cool, I’ve seen how he does this. I get that he went all nerdy turning miniature brake disks and detailing the engine bay and carving out inner door panels complete with power seat controls. What could possibly fill up another six minutes?”
And that’s when the artist begins to build the G63’s frame with a completely working and accurately modeled suspension. A-arms and all—remember, the newest G ditched its live front axle for a more modern and surely more difficult-to-recreate-from-wood independent layout.
Yes, that’s right—A-arms, springs, shocks, and a turned driveline, all made of wood. Well, not all made of wood—there are some metal bits, particularly the springs, because wooden springs aren’t very springy (we know this from the YouTuber’s earlier F-150 Raptor model).
This particular G63 AMG model has already sold for a price unknown—and good for both the artist and the buyer!—but he has other wooden car models available, priced between $1,000 and $1,500 and worth every damn penny if this video is any indication.
Again, trust us: Watch the video if you haven’t already. Unless you win the lottery or meet your future spouse, we’re pretty sure it’ll be the best nine-and-a-half minutes you’ll spend all day. And if your day isn’t looking all that bright, you can watch this same artist build a Lamborghini Aventador, a C8 Corvette, a classic GT500, and all kinds of other cool stuff.
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