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Spa Treatment: Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG "Thirty-Five" meets 300 SEL 6.8 AMG

by Jonny Lieberman (RSS feed) on Jun 9th, 2010 at 3:31PM

Fans of endurance racing need no introduction to the first ever AMG racing luxury sedan, the 300 SEL 6.8. You non-fans, however, do. Known affectionately as the rote Sau (i.e. Red Pig, though for some reason Daimler left this little factoid out of their otherwise way-more-than-comprehensive press release), the beyond-blueprinted engine (increased from 6.3 to 6.8 liters) kicked out 428 horsepower and allowed the pre-Hammer to smash its way to a startling second place finish at the 1971 24 Hours of Spa. Let's rephrase that: the 300 SEL 6.8 AMG bullied its way to an utterly astonishing... Read More

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