Mercedes finally showed the first images of what will be the next GT3 representative of the three-pointed star manufacturer, the AMG GT3.
The move to a new car comes in time, as new manufacturers are entering in the GT3 market, as in the case of Lexus, as well established GT3 rivals that are changing models, as in the cases of McLaren and Lamborghini, and Mercedes’ home rivals BMW, Porsche and Audi. The advent of a new car is good for Mercedes too, as the SLS AMG GT3 is going to its fifth year of racing, having competed in the most diverse championships around the world, so it’s a proper time for change.
The AMG GT3 carries from the SLS AMG GT3 the brutal 6.3 liter V8 engine, although in a revised form compared to its predecessor. Weight saving and a revised suspension are the other innovations behind the new model. In terms of design, it still resembles the SLS, but has its own surprises, like the hood or the vintage-style front grille.
The AMG GT3 will make its debut this year, probably in the VLN or in the Nürburgring 24 Hours. After that, the car will be available to its large customer base, formed mainly by Erebus Motorsport, ROWE Racing, Black Falcon, Gainer, Fortec Motorsport, as well as many other teams.
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