WATCH: Mercedes AMG - All you need to know

USA - AMG is known for tuning and modifying Mercedes-Benz cars to insane levels.

From the legendary 'AMG Red Pig' to the Mercedes Project One (debuted in 2017), AMG is one of the most iconic names in all of motorsport.

The performance arm of Mercedes-Benz practically invented the performance luxury car and continue to push the limits of vehicle engineering.

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Beginning in the mid 1960s, Mercedes engineers Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher started working on a race engine at a place called Daimer Benz. 

This then proved to be the engine used in the 300 SE, the fastest production car in Germany at the time, producing 120kW.

The guys at Donut Media  created an awesome video highlighting the history of the iconic brand.

The history of the AMG: 


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