For Mercedes-AMG, this year's TotalEnergies 24 Hours of Spa is all about a special anniversary: almost 50 years ago to the day, the classic on the Ardennes circuit achieved its first major success, which suddenly brought the young AMG brand onto the big stage of motorsport brought. Hans Heyer and Clemens Schickentanz were class winners and second in the overall standings with the Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.8 AMG - a sensation that shapes the spirit of Mercedes-AMG to this day. As a tribute to the legendary red sedan that duped the much lighter racing car competition in 1971, Mercedes-AMG Motorsport has now developed the special edition “50 Years Legend of Spa”. It comprises all three GT2010 generations that have been available since 3. For maximum exclusivity, the number of pieces is limited to one copy at a time.
three exclusive GT3 special models
In addition to the iconic red design, the three unique items offer other exclusive properties and features. The special editions and a replica of the legendary Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.8 AMG can be seen publicly for the first time as part of this year's Spa 24-hour race.
- Premiere for three GT3 special models "50 Years Legend of Spa"
- Fascinating new interpretations are reminiscent of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.8 AMG
- One of One: Maximum number of pieces limited to one copy at a time
The special edition consists of a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3, a Mercedes-AMG GT3 (model year 2016) and the current evolutionary stage of the Mercedes-AMG GT3. All three racing vehicles are race-ready one-offs with special features and unique equipment. Its paintwork, which is reminiscent of the striking look of the 300 SEL 6.8 AMG from 50 years ago, is characteristic. In addition to the red base tone, the areas for start numbers and sponsors are unmistakably based on the use in Spa at that time.
The extras in the interior include paintwork in Graphite Metallic Matt and an instrument panel made of carbon fiber. On it is an anniversary badge with the original signature of AMG founder Hans Werner Aufrecht. The special models are also technically exceptional: the performance exhaust system guarantees maximum sound enjoyment. The AMG 6,3-liter V8 naturally aspirated engine can develop its full power level of 478 kW (650 hp) without an air restrictor. The delivery takes place without FIA homologation.
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 "50 Years Legend of Spa"
The SLS AMG GT3 "50 Years Legend of Spa" is a completely new racing gullwing from 2021. Officially, production of the model series ended in 2015, but Mercedes-AMG has the last and only one still available for the anniversary edition Body-in-white of the model taken from the warehouse. The special model was rebuilt with it. Together with the other features and equipment of the special edition, the result is a vehicle that cannot be surpassed in terms of uniqueness.
Mercedes-AMG GT3 "50 Years Legend of Spa" (MY 2016)
The Mercedes-AMG GT3 "50 Years Legend of Spa" is a fascinating new vehicle from the first model generation that has now been discontinued. In addition to the typical special paintwork inside and outside, as well as the numerous exclusive special equipment, the racing vehicle has another feature that makes it unmistakable and unique - his Chassis number. The aluminum spaceframe of the anniversary edition bears the concise number 100.
Mercedes-AMG GT3 "50 Years Legend of Spa" (MY 2020)
Slick tires and hungry for victory - as the special model “50 Years Legend of Spa”, the new Mercedes-AMG GT3 represents the present as well as the past and the future. With the exception of the performance exhaust system, which makes it even more powerful, its technology is identical to the Mercedes-AMG GT3 vehicles that are at the start in this year's 24-hour race. In addition, with its look and its special equipment, it bows down to the DNA and history of the AMG brand.
Jochen Hermann, Technical Director of Mercedes-AMG GmbH: “The special models are reminiscent of one of the most important events in AMG's corporate history. The 24 1971-hour race in Spa exemplifies the spirit of our brand: Dare to do the impossible, master challenges and convince with performance! I am very pleased that our Customer Racing Program has been back at the Belgian endurance classic since 2011. This year I am even more delighted because I will personally be there for the race. I am curious to see how our special models are received by the public. Technically and optically, they are undoubtedly highlights. And the exclusivity of the three vehicles is really extraordinary! "
Vehicle features "50 Years Legend of Spa"
|Optional interior equipment|
|Special paintwork chassis: Graphite Metallic matt|
|Seat with “50 Years Legend of Spa” logo|
|AMG logo painted red in door panels and door sill trims|
|Badge with original signature by Hans Werner Aufrecht|
|Badge "50 Years Legend of Spa - One of One"|
|Dashboard in carbon fiber with a matt finish|
|Optional extras for the exterior|
|Special paint "50 Years Legend of Spa"|
|Special painting rims|
|Performance exhaust system without silencer|
|Optimized engine performance|
|Limited car cover with “50 Years Legend of Spa” logo|
|Delivery on slicks|
|Sales prices *|
|GT3 (MY 2016): 500.000 euros|
|GT3 (MY 2020): 575.000 euros|
|SLS AMG GT3: 650.000 euros|
* All prices excl. VAT / excl. VAT
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