A double surprise from Mercedes-AMG at the Nürburgring this weekend. On the eve of the 24 hours of Nürburgring the customer racing division of AMG presented the updated GT3 version of the AMG GT. And surprisingly it is still powered by the M156 6,2 litre V8, specially built by Michael Kübler in Affalterbach. The AMG GT GT4 is still powered by the 4,0 litre V8. Mercedes claims that the running costs of the new GT3 are significantly lower thanks to a longer lifecylce of the engine. Furthermore, the radiators are better protected, as well as the front axle and steering. Other changes compared to the initial GT3 are a front splitter that can be adjusted quicker, a better accessible air filter and a reduction of screw connections.
Also new and useful during races is the Drop Start function. This means the engine will start automatically once the car is dropped from the integrated air jacks in order to lose no time. Visually the new GT3 can be recognised by new air flics, a new rear spoiler, new front apron and front diffusor. And the massive front grille off course. Partner and specialist HWA will peform the first real-life tests of the GT3. Delivery of the new AMG GT3 to the racing teams will start at the end of the year.
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