A pair of very special SL 63 AMGs.

Two truly unique Mercedes-AMG SL 63 models – part 1.

Lisa Linke and Nate Hassler on a journey through the history of Mercedes-Benz motorsport.
Photos & Text: Nate Hassler and Lisa Linke

Mercedes-AMG SL 63:

Fuel consumption combined: 10.1–9.8 l/100 km;

combined CO₂ emissions: 234–229 g/km.*

A milestone.

2014 saw Mercedes-Benz fans around the globe celebrate as the Silver Arrows won the Formula 1 constructors’ championship and Mercedes-Benz brought the hotly contested title home to Stuttgart. The constructors’ championship, which has run alongside the traditional driver’s title since 1958, is awarded to the constructor whose vehicles enjoyed the most success across the season. To celebrate this milestone in the car manufacturer’s history, and team driver Lewis Hamilton’s world championship win, Mercedes-AMG designed a limited-edition SL 63, commemorating the successful 2014 Formula 1 season.

The two SL 63 AMGs in front of the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart.
Front view of the two SL 63 AMGs.

Black and white.

These exclusive AMG models are available in two colour combinations. British driver Lewis Hamilton's model in matt black with gold accents contrasts sharply with the matt white SL 63 of Nico Rosberg, with its eye-catching black accents.

Every one of the 19 vehicles built in each colour scheme has something unique to offer: each of these SL 63 models represents a different Formula 1 track where the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team battled for victory: 19 race tracks - 19 SL 63s in black and 19 in white.

Bringing history to life.

To appreciate the significance of the Formula One Team’s success, it is important to know the story behind Mercedes-Benz’s involvement in motor racing. Allow us to take you on a journey through time – to places where motor racing history was written.

The matt black SL 63 AMG with gold accents is British driver Lewis Hamilton's model.

With the help of the Mercedes-AMG SL 63 we will relive some of the unique episodes in the car manufacturer's history.

The Mercedes-Benz Museum houses a massive collection of historic vehicles.

Where hearts beat faster.

We begin our story in a place where fans can admire the history of the brand at their leisure: the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart. This vast collection of historically significant vehicles is designed to set the pulse of every car fan racing. We are in awe of what we discover there: historical highlights on display at the Museum include race cars such as those that took part in and won the famous Mille Miglia and the very first Silver Arrow. Over a hundred and ten years ago the famous hill climb from Nice to La Turbie was won several times by a Mercedes and here in particular we see links to the modern, luxurious sports cars of today.

Reliving motor racing successes.

There are some similarities between the Mercedes race cars that have been writing motor racing history since 1901 when the legendary 26 kW (35 hp) was in its prime and the specially modified 430 kW (585 hp) SL 63 models which are to accompany us on our extraordinary journey. The Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR in which Stirling Moss won the Mille Miglia in 1955, or even the rally cars of the 1960s and 1970s – all of these vehicles were used to try out new technologies under tough racing conditions, technologies that we take for granted today.

All of the historical motor racing highlights are on display at the Mercedes-Benz Museum.

This is the real reason behind our journey: reliving past motor racing successes that have helped imbue the Mercedes-Benz brand with those special qualities it embodies today: uniqueness, luxury and exclusivity.

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