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Top 10: Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017 classic highlights

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is arguably Britain’s greatest outdoor automotive event, with thousands of incredible cars on display and in action. The 2017 event was one of the best yet, with classic Formula One, touring cars and the rally greats in action on the world famous Goodwood Hill, with some of motorsport's biggest names behind the wheel.

Here’s our top 10 classic highlights from the motorsport spectacular 

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1971 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL AMG - ‘The Red Pig’

Despite its negative connotations, ‘The Red Pig’ (or ‘Roten Sau’, in German) was actually a term of affection for the 300 SEL 6.8 AMG. The 1971 saloon was the first AMG car to be tested under race conditions, four years after AMG was founded, and proved to be an instant success. 

Powered by a 6.8-litre V8, with 420bhp, the mighty Pig was entered into the 24 Hours of Spa and scored a maiden class victory, while also finishing second overall. Sadly the original car was sold in the mid-1970s and was never seen again, but Mercedes-Benz has recreated the original in 2006 with this fine replica.


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