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  Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo
 

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Country of origin:Germany
Introduced in:2019
Price new:€399,000
Predecessor:Mercedes-AMG GT3
Source:Company press release
Last updated:June 21, 2019
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Click here to download printer friendly versionMercedes-AMG is further expanding its programme for Customer Racing Teams and introduces the new Mercedes-AMG GT3. The car is a consequent further development of the globally successful customer racing car from Affalterbach. Next to its new looks, it comes with numerous optimisations that are taking the characteristics of the current GT3, appreciated by drivers and teams, to a new level. At the same time, they contribute to further reduction of the running costs and allow for the motorsport involvement of the Customer Racing Teams to be set up in an even more effective and profitable way. The new race car will be shown in public for the first time during the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring. After an intense test and trial phase, delivery of the new Mercedes-AMG GT3 to the teams will start at the end of 2019. In 2020, the tenth anniversary of Mercedes-AMG Customer Racing, the car enters its first season of competition.

The concept of Mercedes-AMG Customer Racing has always stood out for spectacular and well-engineered race cars. The SLS AMG GT3, with which the programme started back in 2010, already combined a spectacular design with high-quality racing technology. The Mercedes-AMG GT3 that had its launch in 2015 also was the benchmark in terms of performance, safety, reliability, handling and ergonomics from the very beginning. These characteristics have made it to one of the most successful GT3 cars to date. Moreover, with over 130 units sold, the race car from Affalterbach also ranks among the world's most popular products in the GT3 segment. Based on this successful model, the German performance and sports car brand now presents the next evolution level, the new Mercedes-AMG GT3. In numerous areas, it improves the known qualities of its predecessor.

Next to its competitive potential, the economical aspects are one of the most important decision criteria for teams. Accordingly, one of the development goals was further reduction of the running costs to provide even more planning and budget security for the teams. Among others, this is achieved by expanding the running time of the engine. As a result, rebuilds of the AMG 6.3 litre atmospheric V8 engine are required even less frequently.

Integration of newly developed components also has a positive effect on the costs: an optimised front section of the car protects the radiator more effectively and a newly developed integral beam raises the protection level of the units in the front of the car (engine, front axle, steering etc.). With these improvements, Mercedes-AMG helps to ensure that minor accidents and collisions in particular lead to less costs for the teams in the future, or optimally no costs at all.

In racing, every flick of the wrist is decisive. Therefore, the new Mercedes-AMG comes with a range of improvements to make work for engineers and mechanics easier. These include a front splitter that can be adjusted quicker and a quick setting for the rear wing. Further time-saving potential comes from a new air filter that is easier to access and the general reduction of screw connections. As a result, work on the car becomes quicker, easier and more intuitive. For a race set-up that is perfect to the finest detail, the rear track rod of the new Mercedes-AMG GT3 can be fine-adjusted.

As a world first for race cars, Mercedes-AMG is introducing a system for the GT3 that allows for automatic recording and analysis of the running time of vehicle components. It makes the entire tracking process easier, quicker and safer. Teams no longer have to record these data manually, but have them available digitally and in real-time. This allows for precise assessment whether and when parts actually have to be replaced, there are no more unnecessary expenses because of a too early replacement.

For the battle against the stopwatch, Mercedes-AMG has equipped its new GT3 with further innovative features, such as the optional Drop Start function. This makes the engine start automatically as soon as the car is dropped from the integrated air jacks. For the pit stop, this means no more loss of time because of the driver's response time, the driver can fully concentrate on driving off.

For maximum support of the driver, the brake system and the traction control were developed further as well. The adjustable competition ABS has now been tailored to suit the specifications of the current generation of competition tyres even better. The optimised traction control lets the Mercedes-AMG continuously act at the grip limit with even more sensitivity, saving the tyres even more with maximum power at the same time.

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