Mercedes-Benz Museum, Stuttgart, Germany
Until the end of February 2023
With the exhibition 55 years of AMG – Changing the game, Mercedes-AMG celebrates its 55th anniversary. During its 55 years, AMG has repeatedly set standards for high-performance and sports cars contributing to its impressive success.
The special exhibition for this anniversary takes up this story with exceptional cars: eight of the twelve vehicles on display have the legendary AMG 5.5-litre V8 engine under the hood – a nod to this anniversary with the displacement abbreviation “55” in the designation of models equipped with this engine.
This engine, which has been used since 1997, is considered an important milestone in AMG’s history. Just like the AMG 300 SEL 6.8 touring car, with which the young brand scored an impressive victory and a second place overall in the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps in 1971.
Three other cars on display illustrate the future of AMG: the 2017 Mercedes-AMG ONE show car, the AMG Vision study and the current Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E PERFORMANCE.
The last two, however, are only on temporary display. Many other objects complete the exhibition, such as the 5.5-litre V8 M 113 K engine on its own pedestal, plates signed by AMG engine technicians following the Mercedes-AMG “One Man – One Engine” principle, the 1971 Spa-Francorchamps 24 Hours trophy and the logbook issued for the AMG 300 SEL 6.8L touring car.
The exhibition is open free of charge, and is held in the public areas of the foyer and on level 0 of the Mercedes-Benz Museum.
Five original Formula One “safety cars” are also on display in the museum’s car park: the legendary AMG models are also the basis for the high-performance Mercedes star cars that ensure safety on international circuits.
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