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  Mercedes-AMG GT4
 

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Country of origin:Germany
Introduced in:2018
Price new:€198,850
Source:Company press release
Last updated:July 28, 2017
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Click here to download printer friendly versionOn the occasion of the 2017 24-hour race at Spa-Francorchamps, Mercedes-AMG is presenting its latest competition car: the Mercedes-AMG GT4. The new model is based on the Mercedes-AMG GT R and has been made to meet the requirements of international GT4 race series. Its production-based concept combines fully-matured racing technology with the highest level of safety and efficiency. With the Mercedes-AMG GT4, the sports car and performance brand from Affalterbach expands its Customer Racing Program with a promising vehicle category. Since 2010, Mercedes- AMG has been enjoying outstanding achievements in the GT3 class, initially with the SLS AMG GT3 and since 2016 with the Mercedes-AMG GT3. After an intense testing and trial phase, the Mercedes-AMG GT4 will be delivered to the first Customer Racing Teams at the end of 2017.

Affalterbach - A production-based concept, convincing safety features, proven competition technology, high efficiency, fully matured vehicle development: that is the Mercedes-AMG GT4. With the new GT4 race car, Mercedes-AMG is entering another GT racing category that stands out for its dynamic growth. Race series all over the world provide an attractive mix of demanding sprint races and legendary endurance races that allow for an increasing number of opportunities to compete with GT4 machinery.

"The GT4 segment is getting more and more popular. The production-based concept is an important factor, especially when you want to get started in motorsport as a team or as a driver. For some teams, the GT4 category also serves as a sensible addition to their existing involvement in GT3, for instance to support young drivers," says Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH. "For us as a manufacturer, GT4 competition is a logical next step to extend our Customer Racing Program. After the achievements in GT3 racing, the Mercedes-AMG GT4 is opening another valuable platform for us to prove our competence as a globally successful sports car and performance brand. There is no doubt that we will once again be setting new benchmarks in the segment with the latest member in our Customer Racing Program."

The Mercedes-AMG GT4 is based on the Mercedes-AMG GT R that was revealed in June of 2016 and already has a particularly high level of race track performance. The highly dynamic characteristics of the road-legal sports car were developed further in a consequent way. In every area where the production specification could mean a compromise for racing purposes, it is replaced by racing technology for the Mercedes-AMG GT4. The many years of experience from the GT3 segment has clearly been incorporated into the development.

Like with the introduction of the SLS AMG GT3 and the Mercedes-AMG GT3, aspirations for the new race car are high: the Mercedes-AMG GT4 is entering the scene as a fully matured and proven competition car. It arrives to set new benchmarks in its class relating to safety, ergonomics, drivability, performance as well as service- and user-friendliness.

"Our customers have high expectations when we are presenting a new car and rightfully so: the SLS AMG GT3 and the Mercedes-AMG GT3 were capable of winning from their very first lap of racing onwards and were able to prove it in an impressive way. That also is the benchmark for the new Mercedes-AMG GT4. Therefore, we have taken the time that was necessary for development and testing to be able to offer a perfect product in the end. We aren't entering a new segment to finish second," Stefan Wendl, head of Mercedes-AMG Customer Racing, says.

As Test and Development Drivers, Bernd Schneider, Thomas Jager and Jan Seyffarth are largely contributing to the maturity of the Mercedes-AMG GT4. Like with the SLS AMG GT3 and the Mercedes-AMG GT3, the cooperation between the experienced drivers and the engineers from Affalterbach is an important element in the complex vehicle development process. The close interaction between the experts results into excellent drivability, a characteristic that is typical for Mercedes-AMG Customer Racing cars.

Prior to the first deliveries, scheduled for the end of 2017, the Mercedes-AMG GT4 is to undergo further intense testing. The program includes a total of over 30,000 kilometers of track testing. The new car has already successfully proven its reliable endurance performance and high durability in a 30-hour endurance test at race speed at the Lausitzring.

To allow for experience from real racing conditions to be integrated into the development, three prototypes will be participating in selected test races during the current 2017 motorsport season. For these outings, the cars will be run in co-operation with development partner HWA AG and, if required, with support from partner teams.

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