After a long series of teasers, Mercedes is finally showing us the official photos of the AMG GT3, along with the press release. As we already announced, the AMG GT3 will be Mercedes answer to FIA GT competition, a follower of the old SLS AMG GT3.
The new GT3 is based on the Mercedes-AMG GT, which was launched last fall at Paris Motor Show. Following an intensive test phase, the new AMG racing car will be shipped to the first customer teams at the end of 2015.
The car comes with matt paintwork in designo selenite grey magno, muscular contours, widened body, large air intakes, diffuser and a huge rear aerofoil. The vehicle structure of the GT3 consists of a very lightweight yet extremely rigid aluminium spaceframe.
The driver is further protected by the resilient carbon-fibre seat pan and an integral roll-over cage made from high-tensile steel. To reduce weight, the engine cover, doors, front wing, front and rear aprons, sidewalls, side skirts, diffuser, boot lid and rear aerofoil are all made from carbon-fibre.
Under the hood we have the 6.3-litre V8 engine taken from the SLS AMG GT3.
The six-speed sequential racing gearbox for the GT3 is – as is the case in the standard GT – mounted in a transaxle configuration on the rear axle. And the double-wishbone suspension is made almost entirely from aluminium.