Celebrating 50 Years of AMG at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed
This year at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Mercedes-Benz Cars UK will be celebrating it’s 50 year anniversary of AMG, marking the event with some of the most memorable cars in Mercedes-AMG history.
AMG models from the past and present will be taking to Goodwood Hill, whilst the striking new AMG GT Concept will be making its UK debut in the Mercedes-Benz exhibition area.
Making an appearance on Goodwood Hill are many AMG models from the past and present, including the stunning GT R and GT C Roadster, the infamous SLS AMG Black Series, a replica 300 SEL 6.8 and the powerful new E63 S 4MATIC Saloon.
On Saturday 1st July, Russian Grand Prix winner Valtteri Bottas will driving the Petronas Motorsport F1 W05 Hybrid up Goodwood Hill, whilst Reigning F1 World Champion, Nico Rosberg will be behind the wheel on Sunday 2nd July.
The Mercedes-Benz Cars UK stand will also feature a range of these models, alongside the Mercedes-GT Concept and the C43 4MATIC Estate. Classic Mercedes-Benz cars will be on display too, including the legendary ‘Silver Arrows’, a 1902 Mercedes-Simplex 40 PS and two C-Class DTM cars from ‘94 and ‘05.
The ‘Mercedes me Lounge’ will offer refreshments and a perfect view of Goodwood Hill, exclusively for Mercedes-Benz owners (just show your key!). Here owners will also get to discover more about the benefits of Mercedes me Connect, which provides connectivity between your Mercedes vehicle and your smartphone.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed is one of the biggest events in the motoring calendar. This year the FOS runs from 29 June to 2 July.
Hayley has been an automotive writer for six years, and is the editor of a popular UK motoring blog. She specialises in Mercedes-Benz and dreams of one day owning a Mercedes AMG A45.