Mercedes-Benz is heralding the debut of the redesigned G class by embedding an original 280 GE -- 1979 marked the first model year of the boxy G class SUV -- in a massive cube of amber resin at the entrance to Detroit's Cobo Center. It's being billed as the biggest installation -- 44.4 tons in all -- of synthetic resin ever and took 90 days to construct.
Mercedes looks back ... to 1979
The display is a deliberate reference to the timeless phenomenon of insects preserved in amber over time. Once the Detroit show ends, the cuboid will hit the road as part of the market launch for the next-gen G class.
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