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Mercedes-AMG GT3 vs. AMG CLK GTR One of the most spectacular racing cars in AMG history is the legendary CLK GTR. Developed and put on the racetrack in the record time of exactly 128 days during the winter months of 1996– 97, the FIA GT1-class racecar took only its name and design elements from the Mercedes-Benz CLK and was instead technically completely redesigned with a mid- engine layout and, initially, a 600-hp, 6.0-liter V12. The success of the racing car in the FIA GT World Championship was as manifest as its uncompromising construction: It became the 1997 world champion with six race victories, and again in 1998 with ten race victories. The current Mercedes-AMG GT3, like the AMG CLK GTR, reflects the unbridled passion Mercedes-AMG has for GT racing. Developed in accordance with FIA GT3 regulations, the Mercedes-AMG GT3 builds on the Mercedes- AMG GT S series production model but is equipped with a dedicated racing suspension, unique aerodynamics, sophisticated safety technology and a very special kind of engine: Unlike the Mercedes-AMG GT S, the 1,285-kilogram Mercedes- AMG GT3 doesn’t roll up to the starting grid with a four-liter, V8 biturbo but rather with a high-revving aspirated V8 engine. An output of approx. 405 kW (550 hp) at 7,300 rpm and a maximum torque of 650 newton meters from a displacement of 6,208 cm3 make it unstoppable, as underscored at many events, including the 24-Hour Race on the Nürburgring in 2016: There, the Mercedes-AMG GT3 seized places one through four as well as sixth place. 109


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