Mercedes-Benz jumped on the automotive April Fool’s Day train a bit early this year, showing off the Mercedes-AMG Sprinter63 S on its various social-media profiles. Though the commercial van done up in full AMG getup is clearly poking fun at the growing AMG lineup, we can’t help but feel a little bit drawn to this bizarre combination of performance and practicality, even if it’ll never see the light of day.
According to the company’s tongue-in-cheek Facebook post, the Sprinter63 S is “ready to haul a lot more than just cargo,” and is outfitted with an AMG sport suspension, upgraded wheels and tires, and, last but not least, a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine that makes 503 hp. The high-roof van also has racy-looking graphics along the side and a few AMG badges to set it apart from its plebian brethren. All we know is that it’d sure be a hoot to see something like the AMG Sprinter63 S make its way around a racetrack.
Don’t hold your breath for anything like the AMG-tuned Sprinter van to come to fruition, but keep an eye out for other automotive April Fool’s Day jokes today and tomorrow. Carmakers always come up with silly ideas to celebrate the holiday in various ways. Last year, Nissan showed a limousine version of the 370Z sports car; Honda made fun of hipsters with a “DIY” kit for the Honda Fit; and Mini showed off a tea-powered Cooper, among others.