Mercedes-Benz holds Super Sports Cars museum exhibit

Kharl Prado April 22, 2010


Sports cars have always been considered as the successful bonding between man and machine. Mercedes-Benz thus takes pride in its fleet of super sports cars to be showcased in the Mercedes-Benz Museum.

The event, dubbed the ‘Super Sports Car special exhibition’, will be held from April 27 to August 29 of this year. To be featured in the exhibition are eight historic models, namely a 1928 SSK, a 1969 C 111, a 1998 CLK-GTR, the famed 300 SL of 1954, a 1991 C 112, a 1999 Vision SLR and a 1906 75hp antique.

There was also a pre-season track warm-up on a few of these cars which were driven by notable racing celebrities, namely:

  • 40 hp Mercedes Simplex, 1902. Driven by Jochen Mass.
  • Mercedes-Benz SSK, 1929. Driven by Roland Asch.
  • Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Coupe, 1955. Driven by Hans Herrmann.
  • Mercedes-Benz C 111 II-D, 1976. Driven by Nick Heidfeld.
  • Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster, 2002. Driven by Dieter Glemser.
  • Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, 2010. Driven by Bernd Schneider.

The exhibition is located in the Museum’s Collection 5 and is part of the regular guided themed tour. So visit the Museum and be educated on these historic icons.

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