Linkin Park performed at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin in support of their new album, One More Light, but most of all to honour the 50th anniversary of the sports car and performance brand from Affalterbach under the motto "Celebrating 50 Years of Driving Performance."
However, we are here not to talk about the concert, but about the band's involvement in designing the Mercedes-AMG GT3.
The two have partnered on a few other projects this year as well. A Mercedes-Benz AMG GT appeared in the music video for Linkin Park's hit single "Heavy". The year-long celebration comes in the form of many events, including the announcement of Mercedes's new hypercar later this year, and even more projects featuring Linkin Park.
DJ Joe Hahn penned the design of the Linkin Park GT3 with race number #00. The car sports a striking red-black colour scheme on a silver base. The band's logo is dominantly displayed on the long bonnet, revealing the musicians' passion for motorsport.
"As an artist, being able to design a car as exquisite as the Mercedes-AMG GT3 was an amazing experience," said Joe Hahn. "It's also a dream come true to see it in action on the track."
Tobias Moers, chief executive officer of Mercedes-AMG, added: "Apart from performance, important elements of our brand also include values such as perfection and passion. We did justice to these values in every respect with the historical fourfold victory at the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring.
And with the vehicle designed by Linkin Park for the 24 hour race in Spa, we are also underlining the progressivity of Mercedes-AMG."
Chester Bennington, Dave Farrell and Joe Hahn of Linkin Park are a big car and AMG fans and did not want to miss the chance to personally present the vehicle designed specifically for the motorsport classic in Spa to the crowd of racing enthusiasts.
They had the opportunity of waving the start flag in Spa and cheered on the Mercedes-AMG driven by Yelmer Buurman (NED), Maro Engel (GER) and Bernd Schneider (GER) from the garage of the BLACK FALCON AMG Team.
Mercedes-AMG and Linkin Park coming together for the 50th anniversary of the performance brand is unique and helps the AMG brand reach out to new audiences.