When AMG entered their modified Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.8 in the Spa 24 Hours on 24 July 1971, nobody could have predicted the impact that this car would have on their company and motorsport at the time. Against all expectation, the 300SEL 6.8 went on to a class win and an incredible second overall behind a factory entered Ford Capri. ‘Die Rote Sau’ or ‘Red Sow’ as the car became affectionately known, instantly became an icon and put AMG firmly on the map as a Mercedes-Benz tuning company.