Mercedes Celebrates 50 Years of AMG With Limited-Edition Race Car

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

What better way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of a performance-focused brand like AMG than to build a new race car.

That is precisely what Mercedes-Benz did, releasing the new AMG GT3 Edition 50 track special of which just five examples will be built. Five years ago, Mercedes did the exact same thing with the SLS AMG GT Edition 45, celebrating 45 years of performance heritage.

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To set this new GT3 race car apart, it gets a unique livery, “50 YEARS AMG” logos, an interior inscription that reads “50 years of driving performance,” and a special badge denoting which car out of five each unit is. For performance, the race car sports a 6.2-liter V8 just like the standard GT3, but the difference is, the Edition 50 has free intake and exhaust systems, allowing it to breathe freely and avoid the restrictor plates normally used on these cars.

Those five lucky buyers to get on of these cars will have to take delivery at AMG’s headquarters in Affalterbach, Germany, where they will also receive an IWC watch built specially for the car. Performance driving classes are also available with the purchase of a GT3.

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Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="">Google+</A>

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