D he Mercedes customer racing fleet was very successful in 2016. At the Nürburgring 24h Race, four AMG GT3s were the first to cross the finish line. However, the increasing professionalism in GT3 sport has negative consequences. It simply devours a lot of money. Vehicles based on the GT4 regulations are far cheaper.
Mercedes-AMG recognizes growing interest in GT4
Mercedes-AMG, like some other manufacturers, has recognized this and is building for the future of a GT4 racing car. The brand with the star gave a first glimpse of the upcoming Mercedes-AMG GT4 at its end-of-season party in Sindelfingen. The new racing car, the debut of which has not yet been communicated, is derived from the Mercedes-AMG GT R - currently the most powerful sports car in the AMG range with 585 hp and 700 Nm.
'The excellent feedback from our customer teams on the AMG GT3 and the increasing interest in GT4 racing cars have confirmed our decision, ”says AMG boss Tobias Moers about the development of the new racing car. 'We look forward to addressing an even larger target group of amateur and professional drivers as well as teams in the future.'>
Like the road Sports car drives the Mercedes-AMG GT4 by the well-known 4.0-liter biturbo V8. Completely different from the GT3 version: the 6.2 liter V8 vacuum cleaner from the SLS is still rioting under the hood. However, the GT4 regulations do not allow such an engine swap. In any case, the technical regulations tie the engineers' hands. In terms of aerodynamics, the cars largely correspond to the standard trim. Means: No complex changes may be made.'Original components and components that are legal for the road are allowed,' says the regulations of the SRO Motorsport Group, which write the rules. For changes to the wing, splinter or the baffles, special permits are required - so-called waivers.