New AMG GT with proven sucker

Affalterbach, 27 February 2015

With a naturally aspirated V8 Mercedes-AMG announces the upcoming motorsport season 2015: At the Geneva Motor Show 2015 ( March 5 to 15 ) debuts the new Mercedes-AMG GT3, based on the equally new AMG GT and end 2015 the first customer team is shipped.

good conditions

Already the standard Mercedes-AMG GT, with its low center of gravity, good weight distribution transaxle design, wide track width and a light and extremely rigid aluminum frame good conditions for GT3 racing version. In order to provide the pilot with a safe working environment, a carbon seat was also installed and a roll cage made ​​of high strength steel integrated into the vehicle.

Less weight, more aerodynamic performance

This vehicle weight continues to drop ( a series AMG GT weighs 1615 kg ), hood and doors, front fenders, front and rear aprons and side walls, side skirts and rear lid are made from carbon. The wider stance is complemented by enlarged air intakes, a diffuser and a huge rear wing. All changes are intended to serve the maximum downforce and aerodynamic performance.

proven naturally aspirated

Propulsion is an optimized 6.3-liter V8 that was already in the predecessor, could prove the SLS AMG GT3, provides. How much power and strength of the high-speed naturally aspirated AMG GT3 in the developed is not yet known. Is connected to the engine with a sequential six-speed racing transmission. The realized with this setup performance are also still unknown. (ml)