Mercedes Takes off the Cover of V8-Powered AMG GT3
Mercedes is all set to roll out its track monster, the AMG GT3 at the Geneva Motor Show, which is going to start in just a couple of days. The company plans to unleash the final of its kind naturally-aspirated 6.2-liter V8 engine, inspired from the SLS.
Not much has been revealed about its specs and performance. but it is expected to follow its predecessor, the SLS AMG retaining 552bhp, six-speed sequential gearbox, weighing1350kg.
To make the body lightweight and fit for the track, the manufacturer has paid special attention toward its making. Wrapped in carbon fiber (which is both lighter and round about four times stronger than steel) at engine cover, front wing, sidewalls and the boot lid, the race car is expected to shed a lot of weight. Aluminum space-frame chassis and elimination of extra luxuries will also contribute big time in its weight reduction.
The Mercedes’ new track racer would give a hard time to Porsche 911 GT3 and is expected to compete in the next GT season with the racing giants like Porsche, Aston Martin and Audi.
Covered in a special layer of paint “designo selenite grey magno”, the Mercedes-AMG GT3 will be up for grab by the end of this year.