Mercedes-Benz has kicked off this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed with a selection of modern and classic AMGs taking to the famous Goodwood Hill
Mercedes-Benz has kicked off this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed with a selection of modern and classic AMGs taking to the famous Goodwood Hill.
Mercedes-AMG, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, was represented by the new E 63 S 4MATIC Saloon; the 585 hp GT R, which made its debut at Goodwood last year; GT C Roadster; and the iconic SLS Black Series. For the second run of the day they were joined by the CLK 63 Black Series from 2007, the 2012 C 63 Black Series, plus the legendary 300 CE ‘Hammer’ from 1987.
Showcasing Mercedes-Benz’s motorsport heritage were the W 25 and W 125 ‘Silver Arrows’, plus the 1927 Type S driven by DTM legend Bernd Schneider. Two C-Class DTM cars from 1994 and 2005 also wowed the crowds as they made their way up the Hill.
The Mercedes-Benz stand showed the history of AMG, with the 300 SEL – nicknamed the ‘Red Pig’; the present, in the shape of the new GLC 63 S 4MATIC+ Edition 1 Coupé (making its UK debut); and the future, in the sleek shape of the GT Concept.
Saturday promises even more excitement for Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts, with Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport driver Valtteri Bottas set to take to the hill in the F1 W05 Hybrid Formula One car.