2022 Mercedes-AMG Commemorates Its 55th Anniversary By Building The Most Powerful V-8 AMG GT Ever!
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2022 Mercedes-AMG Commemorates Its 55th Anniversary By Building The Most Powerful V-8 AMG GT Ever!

Say hello to the Mercedes-AMG GT Track Series - the most powerful V-8-powered AMG car ever made

Despite being around since 2014, the Mercedes AMG GT has proven to be a capable platform, which is why the performance specialists from Affalterbach are introducing another track-oriented version of the flagship sports car. The Mercedes AMG GT Track Series is not only the most powerful customer version of the AMG GT, but it also celebrates 55 years of AMG.

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The Mercedes AMG GT Track Series is not just the most powerful version of the model, but also the most powerful customer sports car developed by AMG. The AMG GT Track Series is also the second car to use the flat-plane version of the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8.

Here, the unit makes 734 horsepower and 627 pound-feet (850 Nm).

This is more than the previous flagship of the AMG GT lineup – the AMG GT Black Series, which develops 730 horsepower and 590 pound-feet (800 Nm) from a flat-plane version of AMG’s V-8. The Mercedes AMG GT Track Series is said to be the closest you can get to the feel of a GT3 race car.

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The GT Track Series also comes with a unique style, featuring an even more aggressive and motorsport-inspired body kit that trumps even the Black Series. More vents, a bigger wing, and a front grill taken straight off the racing version of the car. Being the most track-oriented of any Mercedes AMG GT, the Track Series is not road-legal and can only be used on a racetrack. The Mercedes AMG GT Track Series will be built in a short production run of 55 examples.

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2022 Mercedes-AMG GT Track Series specifications
Engine AMG 4.0 litre V8 biturbo engine
Displacement 3,982 cm3
Output 580 kW (734 hp)
Max. torque 850 Nm
Drive Transaxle configuration: front engine, gearbox on the rear axe, connected by Torque Tube
Gearbox Sequential AMG 6-speed competition gearbox with mechanical (adjustable) self-locking differential and magnesium casing as well as shift paddles on the steering wheel, pneumatically operated
Bodywork Aluminium space frame; roll cage of high-tensile steel
Safety Carbon driver safety cell to latest FIA standards, individualised seat foaming and integrated headrest as well as extrication hatch in the roof; powerful motorsport fire extinguisher system
Suspension Aluminium double wishbones front and rear; shock absorbers with adjustable rebound and compression
Electronics Motorsport electronics with torque control; optimised driver aid systems: AMG TRACTION CONTROL, competition ABS, Race-Start Control; service-friendly durable motorsport wiring
Steering Electro-mechanical power steering
Brakes Competition brake system with adjustable ABS; self-ventilating composite brake discs with special cooling air guidance; brake callipers with 6 pistons at the front and 4 pistons at the rear; brake disc diameter 390 mm front / 355 mm rear
Wheels AMG light alloy wheels, front: 12x18“, rear: 13x18”, forged
Tyres front: 325/660-18 / rear: 325/705-18
Weight 1,400 kg
Fuel tank capacity 120 l (motorsport safety tank)
Price 369,000 Euros (ex Affalterbach, VAT not included)
Dim Angelov
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