27 Feb '15, 6pm

Mercedes chooses Geneva for GT3 race car reveal

Mercedes chooses Geneva for GT3 race car reveal

Bringing a new competition car for customer racers to the world’s most refined auto show suggests that Mercedes-Benz is giving huge consideration to entering the road-legal track-focused supercar market As well as unveiling the Mercedes-Maybach S600 Pullman , Geneva will also be the venue for the Mercedes-AMG GT3 racecar’s first outing. The car has been built to FIA specifications and will be heading to the track to compete in the 2015-2016 GT3 championships after its debut. While the Mercedes-AMG GT3 is based on the AMG GT , power will come from the same naturally-aspirated 6.3-liter V8 as the SLS AMG GT3 car it replaces. With an output of around 550-600 hp, the GT3 racer will be better equipped than the road car which uses a 503-hp 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8. It has a six-speed transaxle-mounted sequential racing gearbox, which is said to aid weight distribution, and double...

Full article: http://www.luxuo.com/automobile/mercedes-amg-gt3-racer.html

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