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New York 2010: Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 Debuts for Privateer Racing Teams

Mercedes has officially revealed the new SLS AMG GT3 race car, powered by the street car’s 6.2-liter AMG V8 engine. No official power numbers are available but Mercedes says the engine is almost identical to the 563-hp unit in the street car. Thanks to a special six-speed sequential racing transmission and ultra-low curb weight, the GT3 can rocket to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds.

That light-weight body is made entirely of carbon fiber, with impressive new aerodynamics including a massive front splitter, rear diffuser and enormous rear spoiler. Compared to the road car, the GT3’s bodywork is two inches wider, enough to accommodate some massive center locking 18×12-inch front and 18×13-inch rear wheels with racing slicks. Inside those wheels is a special composite AMG race braking system with six-piston front calipers and four-piston rear calipers.

Mercedes has announced the FIA GT3 spec car is able to compete in all FIA GT3 series, including the 24-hour races at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, and on the Nürburgring in Germany. There’s no word on a factory backed team and initially Mercedes will offer the car for sale to customers this Fall, with delivery set for just ahead of next year’s racing season.

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88 Photos -FIRSTHAND LOOK ON STAGE AT MERCEDES’ 2011 R-CLASS AND SLS AMG GT3 LAUNCHES has a full set of photos from the release of the new cars at the New York Auto Show.
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It's about time MBZ returns. I'm sure this car will do very well!


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That's a beautiful car, I hope that it cazn find customers on this side of the pond. I'd love to see it at Sebring next year!
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