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Mercedes Benz AMG GT-R – Red Pig Scale - 1:18

In 1971 history was created when two former engineers of Mercedes-Benz, Hans Werner Aufrecht from Großaspach (Grossaspach) and Erhard Melcher establish AMG and took a Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL V8 6.3 litre engine model and make necessary changes to make the car more powerful. 

Special suspensions were provided that kept the car very low. An automatic gearbox was installed. Flared arches were provided to cover the protruding tyres. To reduce its curb weight the body was given aluminium doors. This car does a top speed of 265 km/hr. The partners label this Mercedes-Benz car as AMG and took it for a test drive. Because of her frontal looks, people labelled it the “Röte Sau” or “Red Pig”. 

Almost 50 years later, a Swiss businessman Ronald Bussink wanted to recreate the magic of “Röte Sau” or "Red Pig". So he approaches AMG to create a GT-R in original Red Pig colours. AMG goes on to recreate this car with a V8 Bi-turbo engine and having a top speed of 320 km/hr. 

Bussink then participates in a rally that is nearly 3000 km long (Gumball 3000 Rally). This rally is unique, because it combines long distance car racing with fashion, music and entertainment. Starting at Mykonus (Greece), Bussink drives his car and reaches Riga, the capital city of Latvia after 8 days. This car soon becomes iconic as the New Red Pig.

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Highlights
- Premium collectible
- Licensed product
- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic
- Non-opening model
Specifications
Brand Mercedes Benz
Period 2000+
Year 2017
Model Origin Germany
Scale 1:18
Box Dimension (in inches) 14 x 6 x 6
Color Red
Make Minichamps
Theme Racing - F1 / GP
Material Metal

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