What do a Mercedes-AMG GT R, the red pig, and Ferris wheels all have in common? Let me try to explain. This 2018 AMG GT R up for sale in DÃ¼sseldorf pays tribute to the 1971 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.8 AMG that ran at the 1971 24-hour race at Spa. What does that have to do with Ferris wheels? Apparently, there were 5 of these tributes produced by design company Bussink. Who is Bussink? They areÂ a leading designer of giantÂ Ferris wheels and similar structures for over 25 years and produced more than 60 giant wheels. I guess they got a little bored of designing Ferris wheels are now they are doing engineering and design work on Mercedes-Benz with their blessing. Can’t say I blame them. Now one of these is up for sale to the public and oh boy is it expensive. I was not prepared for this price.
Tag: Red Pig
The 1971 Mercedesâ€“Benz 300 SEL 6.8 AMGÂ is one of my favorite cars ever. The ‘Red Pig’ enteredÂ 1971 24-hour race at SpaÂ as the over-weight underdog. To everyone’sÂ surprise, itÂ finished 1st in it’s class and second overall thanks to the madmen at AMG who took the already impressive M100 engine and pushed it toÂ 428 horsepower and 448 lb-ft. This example for sale in California isn’t the famous Rote Sau, but it is a very nice tribute that will have you yelling ”Sooie!”