The Mercedes AMG GT Track Series is based on the GT Black Series
This is the Mercedes AMG GT Track Series, the most powerful customer sports car developed by the German marque that is track-only and limited to 55 units.
Introduced in celebration of the Affalterbach-based company’s 55th anniversary, the AMG GT Track Series is based on the AMG GT Black Series and its manufacturer says the car has racetrack-proven qualities of GT3 and GT4 models.
Since the car is not road-legal, it makes use of lots of aero to ensure the fastest times around a circuit. Although the basic design is similar to the GT Black Series, the Track Series has new components like the high-downforce front splitter.
It also has a wide radiator grille, a bonnet with large air outlet, louvres on the front fenders, sills that optimise airflow and feed air to cool the rear brakes, an adjustable racing rear wing and a double diffuser.
The bonnet, wings, sills, rear apron and boot lid are made of carbon-fibre. The Mercedes AMG GT Track Series rides on milled and forged 18-inch wheels (which can be fitted with 325-section competition tyres) and only weighs 1400 kg (wet).
Inside, customers will find a roll cage, a fully programmable dash, a new steering wheel, adjustable pedals, a carbon driver safety cell (meets latest FIA standards), safety net, fire extinguisher system, and an extrication hatch in the roof.
Power comes from a 4.0-litre biturbo V8 engine that uses custom motorsport injectors and a specific engine application to be able to deliver 724 BHP and 850 torques. The motor is teamed to a transaxle 6-speed racing gearbox with adjustable differential.
The suspension of the Mercedes‑AMG GT Track Series features aluminium double wishbones front and rear, 4-way adjustable Bilstein dampers and the anti-roll bars are individually adjustable too.
Racing electronics have been installed in the track toy comprising a special traction control system and motorsport ABS, both adjustable across 12 levels, among other tech.
As for the brakes, the GT Track Series has 390 mm front steel rotors and 355 mm rear steel discs. A brake beam is present for adjusting brake balance and there are cooling ducts to keep the braking system working at its optimal temperature.
Mercedes AMG claims the GT Track Series has precise handling and feedback to allow drivers of all skill levels to quickly build up confidence during a track session.
What’s more, owners of the Mercedes AMG GT Track Series will get technical training prior to delivery of vehicle, individual engineer support during track days, club sport activities upon request, a service hot line during race weekends and more.
So what does this all cost you ask? People who wish to buy the car will have to pay €369,000 (Rs. 3.10 crores) excluding taxes to the German firm and deliveries will begin in the second quarter of this year.