Mercedes celebrates 50 years of AMG at 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Mercedes-Benz Cars U.K. is celebrating 50 years of AMG at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this year. The performance brand’s anniversary will be marked with some of the most memorable cars in Mercedes-AMG’s history, including the striking new AMG GT Concept, which will be making its U.K. debut in the Mercedes-Benz exhibition area.

Many notable AMG models, both past and present, will be taking to the famous Goodwood Hill, including the powerful new 612bhp E 63 S 4MATIC Saloon, the stunning GT C Roadster, the incredible GT R and the mighty SLS AMG Black Series. A replica of the iconic 300 SEL 6.8 – affectionately known as the Red Pig – will also be heading up the Hill. The original Red Pig competed in the 1971 24-hour race at Spa and amazed spectators when it finished in second place overall, beating a field of sports cars.

Reigning F1 World Champion, Nico Rosberg, will be driving his 2014 Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport F1 W05 Hybrid up the hill on Sunday, while Russian Grand Prix winner Valtteri Bottas will be behind the wheel on Saturday. The Goodwood Festival of Speed is now in its 24th year and continues to be one of the biggest events in the motoring calendar. The organisers are expecting to welcome over 150,000 guests from all over the world. This year the festival runs from 29th June to 2nd July.