Just 55 examples of the AMG GT track car are on the way. Prices start at €369,000 before taxes.
The Mercedes-AMG GT Track Series is a limited-edition version of the Black Series designed specifically for usage on circuits and in club sport events. It’s the most powerful track car AMG has ever offered to consumers.
The GT Track Series is part of AMG’s 55th anniversary celebrations. The division is only producing 55 units of this model, which is appropriate. The vehicle is finished in Manufaktur Hightech Silver Magno, a special semi-gloss colour with red and anthracite accents.
A tweaked version of the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 from the AMG GT Black Series is found under the hood. Different fuel injectors are among the modifications. This increases the power to 778 horsepower (580 kilowatts) and torque to 627 pound-feet (850 Newton-meters). The road-going Black Series, on the other hand, has 720 horsepower (537 kW) and 590 lb-ft of torque (800 Nm).
The power is routed through a sequential Hewland HLS six-speed racing gearbox with rear differential settings that may be adjusted. A seven-speed dual-clutch transmission is standard on the road vehicle.
Bilstein dampers with four-way adjustment are used on the Track Series. For rebound and compression, each has a high- and low-speed preset. It’s also possible to adjust the riding height. You can also alter the anti-roll bar’s settings.
The hood, fenders, sills, rear hatch, and back bumper are all made of carbon fibre on the circuit-only model. The Black Series’ road-going comforts are no longer available in the cabin. A carbon centre console and racing seats are included. As a result, the curb weight of the automobile is roughly 3,086 pounds (1,400 kilogrammes), compared to around 3,500 pounds (1,588 kilogrammes for the street-legal car.
The hood includes a wide air exit that directs hot air out of the engine bay to improve aerodynamics for track use. This model’s splitter is a one-of-a-kind design. Louvers on the front fenders increase downforce at the front axle. The rear brakes are kept cool by the design of the side sills. The upper half of the dual-element rear wing is movable.
Using the motorsport-spec traction control and anti-lock braking system, drivers may customise the Track Series for the track. From maximum aid to off, there are 12 degrees of adjustment. The front-to-rear braking balance can also be adjusted. In front of the pilot is a fully programmable Bosch DDU 11 instrument panel.
The Track Series’ safety cell complies with the most recent FIA guidelines. The vehicle’s aluminium space frame is bolted to a high-tensile steel roll cage. The driver is secured with a five-point harness. There is a fire extinguisher system and an evacuation hatch in the roof.
The GT Track Series will begin deliveries in the second quarter of 2022. Before taxes, the price starts at €369,000 ($405,240). A seat and helmet ventilation system, a drinking system, and a passenger safety cell are available as extras.