Superiority requires technical genius. And a great vision.
Hans-Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher laid the foundation for AMG in 1967, their minds set on racing success. They teamed up to optimize engine performance and became involved in motorsport. They were soon pitting themselves against strong and established racing teams. And in 1971, they won the legendary “24 Hours of Spa” race with the AMG 300 SEL 6.8 in its class. This made the letters A, M and G well-known around the world. A: the visionary Aufrecht, who continually drove the company forward. M: the technical genius Melcher, who found solutions for even the most complex challenges. G: Großaspach, the place where Hans Werner Aufrecht was born. It is the founders’ courage and determination in their unrelenting quest to achieve the seemingly impossible that shape the spirit of AMG to this day.