The Legendary ‘Red Pig’ Racecar Arrives At Mercedes Me Hong Kong


June 20, 2017 | BY Michael Wan

Calling all AMG fans

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Photo: Courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong

Fifty years ago, Hans-Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher founded AMG with their passion for motorsports. During this period, Mercedes-AMG has recorded numerous successes in motor sport and developed unique road-going high-performance cars. 

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Last weekend, on June 17 and 18, AMG fans and Mercedes VIPS were treated to an exclusive experience with an AMG product specialist from Affalterbach and two very special cars: the legendary touring race car AMG 300 SEL 6.8, known as the Red Pig, and the latest model, Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster. 

For fans who missed the event, you'll be excited to hear that the AMG 300 SEL 6.8 will be on display at the Mercedes me Store until June 23.

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Photo: Courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong

AMG 300 SEL 6.8, aka the "Red Pig" 

In July 1971, racing drivers Hans Heyer and Clemens Schickentanz won a surprising class victory and second place in the overall classification in the 24-hour race at Spa, Belgium with the AMG 300 SEL 6.8. At the time, the car was absolutely unrivalled. 

Aufrecht and Melcher also made the fastest German series-production car of the period even more powerful with a 6,835cc V8 engine and 428 bhp output. 


Photo: Courtesy of Michael Wan

Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster

This is a convertible built to be seen in but made to be driven as a supercar. With a 3982 CC V8 engine pushing out 557 bhp and 680 nm of torque, this athletic machine can ascend from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.7 seconds. Despite being a convertible, it is only 30 kgs heavier than its hard-top sibling.

June 17-23, Mercedes me Store Hong Kong, Shop C & D, Ground Floor, Entertainment Building, 30 Queen's Road, Central, +852 2895 7398,

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