The new Mercedes-AMG GT3 race car will make its debut at the Geneva motor show at the beginning of March.
Very little is known about Mercedes-Benz and AMG’s upcoming entry into the world of GT3 racing, with the company simply stating that the new car “complies with FIA GT3 race regulations”.
The only other morsel of confirmed information is that “the superb racetrack performance of the road-going [Mercedes-AMG] GT forms the ideal basis on which to model the new Mercedes-AMG GT3″.
This means that it’s likely the new racer will feature a version of the road car’s 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8. For the road legal version, the AMG engine produces 375kW of power and 650Nm of torque in the range-topping GT S model.
From 2016 the new Mercedes-AMG GT3 will replace the SLS AMG GT3, which the company has used to date in its GT3 racing endeavours. The outgoing SLS AMG GT3 competed at the recent Bathurst 12 Hour endurance race.