Mercedes-Benz made its presence felt at last weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. On Saturday, the new Mercedes-AMG GT R made its public debut at the Festival of Speed to awe visitors and enthusiasts alike. The AMG GT R has a 4.0-liter V8 engine producing 585 hp and is capable of reaching 100 km/h from standstill in just 3.6 seconds and on to 198 mph.
Prior to the AMG GT-R’s debut, the program started with the collection of historic cars from Mercedes-Benz Classic. Toto and Susie Wolff, brand ambassadors for Mercedes-Benz Classic, drove the 300 SLS up the hill.
Despite the rain, the crowds gathered to watch the Mercedes-AMG S 63 Cabriolet and Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Edition 1 Coupé drive up the Hill once again. Also making its debut at this year’s Festival was the 2014 Mercedes F1 W05 car, which headed up the hill in front of thousands of spectators. Not far from the trackside, the Mercedes-Benz Pavilion offered plenty of attractions for Festival-goers. The latest range of Mercedes-AMG cars are on display, including the new Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 and SL 63, plus the S 500 Cabriolet. Visitors got a closer look at Rudolf Caracciola’s W 125 Silver Arrow from 1938, as well as the W 25 from 1936.
On the final day of the FOS, Formula 1 drivers standings’ leader Nico Rosberg arrived to drive the 2014 F1 W05 Hybrid up the famous hill for the final time. After impressing the crowds, the Mercedes F1 driver paid a visit to the Mercedes Benz Pavilion where he greeted fans, signed some autographs, and admired the new Mercedes AMG GT R. Rosberg recently won the European Grand Prix in Azerbaijan, bringing his total to five wins this season.
Following its debut on the previous day, the Mercedes-AMG GT R took to the hill once again, alongside the Mercedes-AMG S 63 Cabriolet and C 63 S Edition 1 Coupé. Especially for Sunday, viewers of the supercar run also got to see an additional Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupé make its way up the hill.