Mercedes-AMG is celebrating 50-years at the 24 Hours of Spa with three commemorative GT3’s.
While the automotive continues to grow in technology and performance, there is always time to look back on the milestones accomplished. Mercedes-AMG is a brand that helped shape the way of motorsports, competing in iconic endurances races like the 24 Hours of Spa in Belgium. Mercedes-AMG is celebrating its 50th anniversary participating in the race with three exclusive GT3 special editions. The limited-edition ’50 Years Legend of Spa’ collection consists of one Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3, one Mercedes-AMG GT3 (model year 2016), and the current evolution version of the Mercedes-AMG GT3. All three race cars are ready-to-race one-offs with special characteristics and unique features. Characteristic is the livery that recalls the iconic looks of the 300 SEL 6.8 AMG from 50 years ago. Next to the red basic color, the surfaces for starting numbers and sponsors have been unmistakably inspired by the race participation at Spa at the time.
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 “50 Years Legend of Spa”
The SLS AMG GT3 “50 Years Legend of Spa” is a brand-new competition gullwing from the year 2021. Officially, production of the model range came to an end in 2015, but for the anniversary edition, Mercedes-AMG took the final and only still available body shell of the model from its warehouse. This was used to build the special version. Together with the other characteristics and specifications of the special version, the result is a car that can’t be exceeded 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 car from the first model generation that meanwhile has been discontinued. Next to the typical special color schemes for the interior and the exterior as well as the numerous special features, the race car has another characteristic that is making it unmistakable and unique: its chassis number. The space frame of the anniversary edition, made from aluminium, has the concise number 100.
Mercedes-AMG GT3 “50 Years Legend of Spa” (MY 2020)
Slick-shod and striving for success: as a special edition “50 Years Legend of Spa”, the new Mercedes-AMG GT3 is representing the present as well as the past and the future. Apart from the performance exhaust system that is making it even more powerful, its technology is identical to that of the Mercedes-AMG GT3 cars that are on the grid for this year’s 24-hour race. Moreover, with its looks and its special features, it is a tribute to the DNA and the history of the AMG brand.
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