Inspiring greatness: as a tribute to the 24-hour race of 1971, Mercedes-AMG presented a special livery edition "50 Years Legend of Spa" to mark the anniversary.
Half a century ago, the Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.8 AMG, also known as the "Rote Sau", delivered a sensational performance. On 24 July 1971, the racing car designed by Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher took to the grid at the 24 Hours of Spa in which Hans Heyer and Clemens Schickentanz drove to an incredible second place to secure the class victory. This achievement at Spa-Francorchamps became a milestone in the brand’s history and established the "Spirit of AMG", which has lived on in all Mercedes-AMG vehicles ever since.
Mercedes 300 SEL 6.8 AMG
The „Rote Sau“
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