Legendary cars of 100 years of motorsport, all in one place: Goodwood Festival of Speed

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100 years of motorsport history, all in one place: at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. Starting from 1906 and going straight into the future with the Mercedes-AMG GT R or to the one-of-a-kind SLS AMG GT3 from 2011, they can all be seen and some even experienced at what seems to be the “biggest automotive garden party in the world”.

Prepare to be amazed starting June 23rd, as the the 21st edition of the event, happening under the “Full Throttle – The Endless Pursuit of Power” motto, gets underway.

Goodwood Festival of Speed

Record-breaking, best of technologies and the ultimate in performance, these are the words that define the history of motorsport in Stuttgart.

The drivers for Mercedes-Benz Classic at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2016

Ellen Lohr, the first and only woman to achieve a DTM victory, the 3-time DTM champion Klaus “King” Ludwig and Mercedes-Benz brand ambassador and former Formula 1 test driver Susie Wolff, are just few of the legends who will be getting behind the wheel of the Mercedes-Benz classics.

And check out those legendary classics:

Mercedes 120 hp six-cylinder racing car, 1906

Year of construction: 1906
Cylinders: 6/in-line
Displacement: 11,084 cc
Output: 88 kW (120 hp)
at: 1500 rpm
Top speed: 150 km/h

Mercedes-Benz W 25 12-cylinder record-breaking car, 1936

Year of construction: 1936
Cylinders: V12
Displacement: 5577 cc
Output: 453 kW (616 hp)
at: 5800 rpm
Top speed: 372 km/h

Mercedes-Benz W 125 12-cylinder record-breaking car chassis, 1938

Cylinders: V12
Displacement: 5577 cc
Output: 562 kW (765 hp)
at: 5800 rpm
Top speed: 437 km/h

Mercedes-Benz 540 K Streamliner, 1938

Cylinders: 8/in-line
Displacement: 5401 cc
Output: 132 kW (180 hp)
Top speed: 185 km/h

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLS, 1957

Cylinders: 6/in-line
Displacement: 2996 cc
Output: 174 kW (237 hp)
at: 5900 rpm
Top speed: 250 km/h

Mercedes-Benz C 280 E rally car, 1977

Cylinders: 6/in-line
Displacement: 2746 cc
Output: 151 kW (205 hp)
at: 6000 rpm
Top speed: 200 km/h

Sauber-Mercedes Group C racing sports car C 9, 1989

Cylinders: V8
Displacement: 4973 cc
Output: 530 kW (720 hp)
at: 7000 rpm
Top speed: 400 km/h

Mercedes-Benz 1834 S racing truck, 1996

Cylinders: V6
Displacement: 11,946 cc
Output: 736 kW (1000 hp)
at: 2000-2200 rpm
Top speed: 160 km/h (governed)

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3, 2012

Cylinders: V8
Displacement: 6208 cc
Output: 420 kW (571 hp)
at: 6800 rpm
Top speed: over 300 km/h