Mercedes-AMG GT3, replacement for SLS AMG GT3, at Geneva
Mercedes-AMG GT3, the model developed adhering to FIA’s GT3 regulations, is an improvised version of road-going AMG GT. The competition car heading to 2015-16 GT3 championships, is a tool that spices up road-legal track-focused supercar market, that is growing visibly.
Being a racer, the Mercedes-AMG GT3 wears body parts made of carbon fibre for significant weight reduction. Shapes of those are optimised for better aerodynamics and track friendliness. Compared to AMG GT, front & rear bumpers, side skirts and doors are redesigned, and front fenders and hood are ventilated for enhanced cooling. Sizeable rear wing and rear diffuser are special additions.
The emptied-out cabin of Mercedes AMG GT3 receives steel roll cage, race-specification – seat, switch gear, steering wheel and digital instrument cluster, surrounded by carbon fibre trims.
Engine and other technical specifications of Mercedes-AMG GT3 are not released. But the German automaker had earlier said that AMG GT3 will host an upgraded version of 6.3 litre V8 engine doing duty in SLS AMG GT3. Transmission duties will be carried out by a tweaked version of six-speed sequential gearbox.
The model will go on sale shortly after Geneva Motor Show concludes, with deliveries commencing in late 2015.