The new Mercedes-AMG GT3 comes just in time for the 2015 motorsport season this month with the howling of a mean V8 engine. With this Mercedes-Benz as always aims high with its sports cars expanding the high-performance brand of vehicles. This beautiful beast is making its debut appearance at the Geneva Motor Show.
Like it’s rivals the Mercedes-AMG GT3 is developed and complies with the FIA’s GT3 race rules. The car will have the chance to compete in the world’s most fierce customer race series.
Sharp spectacular design and cutting-edge racing technology are the two main pillars that make the new Mercedes-AMG GT3 a notable addition to the Mercedes-Benz legacy. This car is actually based on the Mercedes-AMG GT and interestingly enough this vehicle will also mark it’s debut in just a few days.
The extensive and intensive test phase that Mercedes put up it’s new concept just confirms the tendency the automaker has to present a picture perfect car to the world. The brand new Mercedes-AMG GT3 will be shipped to the first customer teams at the end of 2015.
Expression of Beautiful Contemporary Design
The new intelligent vehicle concept is what will bring the Mercedes-AMG GT3 closer to the hearts of aficionados in customer sports. And if you are like those people you’ll know that the GT already brings excellent racetrack performance of the standard GT which on the other hand provides the best possible basis for developing future concepts.
The standard Mercedes-AMG GT has all the right parts in it’s lightweight chassis to be eligible for the GT3 racing model. There is a perfect balance and distribution of weight and wide track width and incredibly low center of gravity.
With this the driver can be confident that he will come face to face with the precise cornering properties, first-class agility, high lateral acceleration as well with the high level of traction and low inertia when having to be very fast in changing of direction.
The exterior shouts AMG but with a futuristic note and we can firmly say that it’s an expression of beautiful contemporary design.
The might of the paintwork lies in the selenite grey color, and of course the widened vehicle body with those large air intakes, diffuser and the huge rear aerofoil all sum up the beauty that lies within the line. Mercedes made all of the modification to be of use and with that maximise aerodynamic performance and power output.
Like in the road-legal version, the structure of the Mercedes-AMG GT3 is like we said earlier is very lightweight. But still the spaceframe being of aluminium is extremely tough. This means that the driver has maximum protection.
But the automaker didn’t stop there. The team further protected the driver with a resilient carbon-fibre seat pan reinforced with an integral roll-over cage made from high-tensile steel.
They also reduced the overall weight of the vehicle making everything from the doors, the engine cover, front and rear aprons, front wing, side skirts, sidewalls, diffuser and rear aerofoil are all made from an extremely lightweight yet high-density carbon-fibre material.
Cutting-edge technology ensures maximum performance
The acceleration on the AMG is now even more powerful and enhanced with an AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine borrowed from the SLS AMG GT3. As always Mercedes is user-friendly technology first, and between that and the long maintenance intervals and mighty engine that actually is running on low cost makes the new AMG a customer-friendly sports model.
The gearbox for the GT3 is a six-speed racing one as is the case in the standard GT. In the latter the gearbox is mounted in a transaxle configuration being on the rear axle, and with that facilitating optimum weight distribution. Believe it or not you will also get a double-wishbone suspension made from aluminium. The blend of technology and high-end design solutions for sure demonstrate how Mercedes always wins when it comes to linking regular production technology and racing technology in a three letter high-power package called AMG.