Take one powerful 6.3 litre V8 Mercedes-Benz M100 engine from the luxurious
600 limousine, and jam it into a Mercedes-Benz W109 S-Class.
The result was a 2-tonne saloon with sports car performance which came second in the 24 Hours of Spa endurance race race in 1971.
Best of all it was called The Red Pig.
Created by AGM (the tuning subsidiary of Mercedes Benz), The Red Pig was a fast (0-62 mph (0–100 km/h) time of 6.3 seconds with a top speed of 229 km/h) but heavy beast. Frequent refuelling and serious tire wear stopped it from ever reaching its full racing potential. Only 5 were ever made and eventually it was sold to a French company that used it for testing jet fighter landing gear!
The last original now lives in legend in the Vehoniemi Automotive Museum, Finland