GWA pays tribute to La Carrera Panamericana with 300SL/R and 340M/C

 GWA pays tribute to La Carrera Panamericana with 300SL/R and 340M/C
Mercedes 300SL/R and Ferrari 340M/C

60 years since the third Carrera Panamericana

Gullwing America has prepared two commemorative cars to celebrate La Carrera Panamericana.

The first one is a Mercedes 300 SL/R powered by a new M-156 V8 6.3-liter engine connected to a new gearbox. The braking system has also been modified and comes with larger calipers. The vehicle features 19-inch monoblock retro-inspired wheels and comes with racing seats and a roll bar.

The Ferrari 340 M/C retains its F116C-V12 5.5-liter engine but adopts a new injection system and a custom clutch. In addition, new racing mufflers and headers have been fitted, along with deep concave staggered mesh-type wheels, racing seats and necessary safety equipment.

Both vehicles will be carried in a Mercedes-Benz-branded transporter that will take them to F1 races and car shows around the world.

Source: GWA

Tribute to La Carrera Panamericana 60 years.

It’s been 60 years since the Mercedes 300SL dominated the 3rd Carrera Panamericana, finishing in first and second place.  For the first two years, the race had been led by American car makers and Ferraris. To commemorate this great moment in Mercedes racing history, GWA is ready to suit up two of their models in racing attire. 

The GWA commemorative cars would get more than just a fancy new paint job. They will be fitted with extra features. The 300SL/R will run with the new M-156 V8 (6.3L) engine matted with the new transmission.  It will also feature a modified brake system, which includes bigger calipers. Completing the racing look are special, retro-inspired 19 inch Monoblock wheels, racing seats, a roll bar and all the safety features required to make the car race ready.

The 340M/C will feature the same F116C-V12 (5.5L) engine, but with a different injection system and special clutch. It will also have new headers and racing mufflers. This model’s racing look will include deep concave staggered mesh type wheels, racing seats and all the necessary safety equipment.

These GWA Commemorative Cars would be unveiled in the show category at the Carrera Panamericana and then tour the world.  A branded Mercedes Benz transporter will make stops at F1 races and car shows around the globe, from Goodwood to Nürburgring to Pebble Beach. The cars will get the spotligh as part of a show.

Not only will they pay homage to an important moment in Mercedes history, these special edition models will also serve as the perfect advertising tool for brands targeting exotic car fans.

Sponsors would have the opportunity to have their logo featured on the transporter and the vehicles themselves. GWA’s Carrera Panamericana Commemorative Car Tour will offer a truly unique way for brands to connect with car lovers all over the world.

                                                                       Team GWA.

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Does anyone have links to any pictures of built GWA cars?
Dec 6, 2012 6:02 am
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Has Gullwing America ever actually built a real car?? All I ever see are computer generated ones...
Dec 6, 2012 5:50 am
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Oh My Lord.....Both cars are fanfreakintastic, that SL can be called the ultimate mercedes
Dec 5, 2012 4:10 pm
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