There is a one-off Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 and it costs a fortune. What is special about it? Let’s go 50 years back to understand.
The car, together with two more AMG GTs, celebrates the Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3 AMG, the so-called “Red Pig” from 1971. Mercedes built it to remind us all of the winner of the 24-hour race in Spa exactly 50 years ago. It may not look like one, but this SLS is a brand-new competition car, a 2021 model. The SLS body may confuse your, right? And so will the engine, because it gets the naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V8 of the old times.
The model gets a high-performance exhaust system that makes it sound like it is enjoying what it is doing on the racetrack. Plenty of output and a soundtrack to match, that’s for sure.
It is here to remind us of the “Red Pig”. Therefore, it bears a red-based paint scheme, with all the stickers and accents of the former. It also comes with the signature of one of the AMG founders, Hans Werner Aufrecht. He is the “A” in the name of the performance car maker.
The bucket seats with a carbon fiber structure sport red five-point seatbelts. They also display the “50 years Legend of Spa” logo.
The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 for over 600,000 euros
The GT3 anniversary car costs no less than 650,000 euros, without VAT.
A 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT3 car and a 2020 model are the exclusive company of the SLS. The first is half a million dollars, while the latter goes as high as 575,000 euros, TopGear notes.
“The special editions recall one of the most important milestones in AMG’s corporate history. The 24-hour race at Spa in 1971 stands as an example for the spirit of our brand: daring to take on the impossible, overcoming challenges and convincing with performance”, Mercedes-AMG technical managing director, Jochen Hermann, stated.