Look At This Amazing 300 Foot Mercedes Sculpture At Goodwood

At this weekend's Goodwood Festival of Speed, Mercedes-Benz is celebrating 120 years of participating in motorsport. And they're doing it in a way that's about as subtle as the S-Class Coupe — with a nearly 300 foot arch over Goodwood House with two race cars driving on it.


Look at it! JUST LOOK AT IT! God, that's all kinds of awesome. They don't do things small at Mercedes, do they?

Anyway, the piece was created by artist Gerry Judah and carries a replica of the 1934 Mercedes-Benz W 25 Silver Arrow and the 2013 Mercedes F1 car raced by Lewis Hamilton, the first and last of the eight-cylinder Grand Prix Silver Arrows. (They run V6s in F1 this year, you know.)

The sculpture itself is almost 300 feet long, weighs 160 metric tons, and soars 85 feet over the Goodwood House. It's designed to be one big line split between two roads with the cars passing each other.


The sculpture was unveiled last night with much fanfare at Goodwood and will be on display throughout the weekend's festivities, which you can also watch online here. And check out this video below to see how it was made.


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