Mercedes-AMG has kicked off its 50th anniversary celebrations with a new, strictly limited-edition, AMG GT3 Edition 50.
Limited to a production run of just five cars (yes, that’s right, five cars), the Edition 50 features a unique colour concept featuring on a Mercedes-AMG car for the first time.
Finished in a bespoke grey paint scheme contrasted with what Mercedes-AMG has dubbed “real black highlights, the AMG GT3 is liberally adorned with “50 YEARS AMG” and “50 YEARS OF DRIVING PERFORMANCE” branding throughout.
As is expected from a race-bred car, carbon-fibre is on heavy rotation, featuring on the front diffuser, rear diffuser, rear wing including end plates, the flics at the front, air intakes, grille and side skirts.
The theme continues in the utilitarian cockpit with carbon-fibre accents throughout. The dashboard, sills, door panels, vent pipe and centre console are all finished in matte black carbon-fibre with contrast provided by silver-coloured six-point seat belts and the racing steering wheel spider in silver.
The interior also features a race-spec roll cage and switchgear with a digital instrument cluster. And to remind you just how special your AMG GT3 Edition 50 is, a numbered nameplate, ‘Edition 50 – 1 of 5’ completes the ornamentation.
Power comes courtesy of an AMG-tuned 6.3-litre V8, mated to a six-speed sequential racing transmission.
With just five cars available, buyers will receive hand-over of their car at the company’s Affalterbach headquarters. It also comes with a free watch, the 50th Anniversary of Mercedes‑AMG timepiece from IWC Schaffhausen, finished in the style of the car.
Mercedes-Benz Australia spokesperson David McCarthy told CarAdvice the Australian arm "would like one" but could offer not confirmation on whether one of just five examples (and its matching watch) would find its way Down Under.
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