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Sozzi: The Cool Giant Truck That Won't be at the New York Auto Show

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- In about one week your Facebook (FB) and Twitter (TWTR)feeds will be attacked by photobombers. Where will these photobombers be camped out? The New York International Auto Show. Armed with a camera and an arsenal of 75-character quips, all sorts of new cars from General Motors (GM - Get Report), Ford (F - Get Report), Toyota (TM - Get Report), and others will have their stories told. The little boy in me is jazzed to see the 2015 Corvette Z06 and anything named Camaro, and will be ready to hit the retweet button for sure.

However, in a cruel twist of fate, possibly the coolest car that won't be at the auto show is actually a giant truck. Its name: the new 6-wheeled Mercedes Benz G63 AMG 6x6.

Priced at a mere $479,475, this road legal Benzo monster truck spits out 540 horsepower and goes 0-60 in 7.8 seconds. Pretty darn impressive for a hunk of metal clocking in at 8,300 pounds. Obviously don't expect this truck to be a major seller for Benz as the company only plans to deliver 20 to 30 a year, with the most significant delivery being to the set of the next Jurassic Park movie called "Jurassic World", which will open on June 12, 2015.

Speaking of Mercedes, did you know its sales growth has been north of 10% for nine straight months? Wow, true story.

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-- By Brian Sozzi CEO of Belus Capital Advisors, analyst to TheStreet.

This article represents the opinion of a contributor and not necessarily that of TheStreet or its editorial staff.

At the time of publication, Sozzi held no position in the stocks mentioned.

Brian Sozzi is the CEO and Chief Equities Strategist of Belus Capital Advisors. He is responsible for developing and managing an equities portfolio of mid- and large-cap positions, in addition to leading the firm's digital content initiatives. He is also a personal finance columnist for Men's Health magazine.

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