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The Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC AMG had one of the biggest engines on the grid. And monstrous BBS split-rim wheels with ‘cones’ ducting air to the brakes. Compared with the Alpina-prepared BMWs it was a bit of a brute.

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Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC AMG

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The Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC AMG Mampe made its debut in 1978 – as AMG’s sole representative in the European Touring Car Championship, Group 2. A true 2+2 seater, the SLC measured itself against other, well, coupé sedans of the BMW CSL type. From a marketing point of view, this was also a clever choice.





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