Mercedes-Benz launches virtual 300 SL rebuild game in Italy
Rebuild this viritual Mercedes-Benz 300 SL 'gullwing' and you could be in for a chance to win a prize
Mercedes-Benz’s Italian division has launched an online game based around its classic vehicles, called ‘MB Classic Garage’. The browser based game, currently only available in Italy, requires players to piece together the iconic gullwinged Mercedes-Benz 300 SL. Those who can complete the puzzle by November 11 are entered into a prize draw.
The MB Classic garage takes the form of a virtual workshop, allowing you do the job of a Stuttgart engineer from the comfort of your home computer. The launch of the game coincides with the Padua Motorshow, well known for its historic content, which takes place on October 25-28.
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Within the game, there are three stages of production of the 300 SL, all done in slick 3D animation. The first is dedicated to assembling the engine, a 3.0-litre inline six, the steering and the transmission; the second, incorporated mounting the additional parts of the car’s body such as the wheels and gullwing doors, which can be personalised in appearance. The final stage before the car is complete is adding the steering wheel, seats and four-speed manual gearbox.
Connecting to the game is simple (if in Italy), as all you have to do is visit ]www.mbclassicgarage.it](http://www.mbclassicgarage.it/) and register an account. If you have completed one or more stages of the production by November 11 then you are eligible to win two tickets for an AMG Winter Sports course and the similar Mercedes-AMG High Performance Stars offer for all participants.
‘Heritage represents an element of great value for our brand, which is increasingly aimed at young audiences," said Mirco Scarchilli, head of marketing experience communication at Mercedes-Benz Italia. ‘Through this new project, as well as in many activities that we have developed during the past editions of the Mille Miglia, we want to give the new generations, increasingly digital and open to new technologies, the passion of their parents, because the future is our history.’