So how did Richie end up behind the wheel of an AMG G63? "Well, we met the guys from AMG and the guys from Rotwild, and we all started talking. They ended up doing a collaboration on a bike, like watch companies do, like an AMG model of a Rotwild bike, that was super tuned and custom and as good as you can get type of a thing,'' explained Schley. That initial collaboration then lead into a team sponsorship, which then lead to a personal deal with Richie. ''So then eventually they sponsored our team and me individually, so I got to pick a car, and this is the coolest, most practical car they have and maybe one of the coolest practical cars ever made, in my opinion. It's one of the rockstars of cars. I always dreamt of having this vehicle, so when this deal came about, there was only one choice!"
For the first test drive, however, Richie was able to do get behind the wheel in the sands of Abu Dhabi at AMG's Private Lounge Days. "AMG had this driving experience thing, and they took us to Abu Dhabi where we got to drive these things with all the traction control turned off, rallying through the sand dunes which was super fun." Another benefit of the partnership is getting to test out other AMG models.
"I was just in Belgium at the Spa Raceway, and I got to drive their new super car, called the AMG GT-S. It was almost like a race car. I've driven a whole bunch back when I was in Dubai and Abu Dhabi on the race track there."