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Mercedes builds $579,000 SLS AMG GT3 race car to mark 45th anniversary

October 8, 2012

With more than 600 hp, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 race car not only surpasses the 591-hp roadgoing versions of Mercedes' supercar, but has proven itself on the track this season, besting Ferraris, Lamborghinis and McLarens in GT racing around the world. To celebrate those victories and the 45th anniversary of Mercedes' deal with its AMG tuning arm, the German automaker will build five copies of a special edition race car, yours for a special price of $579,000. But that price does include a full factory tour and driving lessons, if you're on the fence.