Monday, June 5, 2017

'The Red Pig' The Legendary Mercedes Benz 300 SEL AMG

Until now AMG is well known worldwide as part of SLS and New GT as well as its Mercedes-Benz Tuning-Performance Division. But how these three characters became a synonym of a powerful German automobile?

AMG stands for Aufrecht Melcher Grossaspach which was started by Hans Werner Aulfrecht and Erhard Melcher. Both of which are second-hand Mercedes-Benz engineers, as alumi from the car manufacturer in Stuttgart are both interested in tuning Mercedes-Benz cars and following the weekend races to find the highest performance limit point of the car.

The first car to be yelled and driven by professional drivers is a car they call the AMG 300 SEL 6.8, known as the 'Red Pig'. Based on Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3, Aufrecht and Melcher work on tuning the car carefully and carefully. 

They do something on the Oil-tank and wheels and eventually the car becomes a racing car and become a champion. Finally the name AMG set as their tuning workshop. Have a tight campaign with Ford Capri, alfa romeo GTA and BMW.

With the Red AMG 300 SEL 6.8 color becomes eye-cathing and stand-out, with 6.8 liter V8 specs engine then this car becomes a champion, from year to year continue to be developed into fuel efficient and durability of the machine itself and Continues to be developed for enduro cars.

In the 70s European racing cars were dominated by small and agile cars, large sedans were barely visible on the Track because they were considered too heavy, with the red pig built finally in 1971 the sedan car racing the 24 Hours of Spa Where already using lightweight ornament.

In 1966 300 SEL used a 2.8 liter straight six engine with 170 HP power and produced a luxuary model with a 6.3 V8 engine that generated 247HP of power.

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