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Pure. Fiery. Racer. They are all fast, but only this one is beautiful. Whereas in many FIA GT3 racecars pure functionality is paramount, the Mercedes-AMG GT3 also stands out through its spectacular design. Its muscular profile exudes raw energy and pure dynamism. The radiator grille is reminiscent of a predator with a proper appetite — as if it not only wanted to suck in air but also to devour its prestigious opponents at the same time. But pure spectacle was not the credo during the development of this racecar: Its appearance contributes to its aerodynamic performance, because not only is maximum output critical, so is the lowest possible drag and optimal cooling of all high-stress components. You can sense with your bare hands that there is a struggle for every gram in motorsports: Almost all body parts are composed of feather-light but extremely rigid carbon. Many optimizations help the Mercedes-AMG GT3 to achieve a lower weight than the SLS AMG GT3. The genes of its successful predecessor can also be found in the engine. An evolution of the award-winning 6.3-liter naturally aspirated V8 engine makes for the decisive hundredths of a second. From Aston Martin to Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren, and Nissan on up to Porsche, the entire sports car elite is represented in the GT3 class. Across the globe, there are currently more than 20 racing series in which these Gran Turismo vehicles compete. That makes it the most contested customer racing series in the world – but in light of his new car, Mercedes-AMG CEO Tobias Moers isn’t the least bit afraid. “Only he who triumphs against the best offers credible proof of his claim to leadership.” Mercedes-AMG GT3 Color designo selenite grey magno Carbon seat shell Carbon front diffuser Panamericana radiator grille Shark nose Aluminum double-wishbone suspension AMG Drivers’ Pool Bernd Schneider, Thomas Jäger, Karl Wendlinger, Jan Seyffarth Roll-out From the end of 2015 19


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