Mercedes will be entering this year’s 24-hour race in Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium) with a special edition SLS AMG GT3. This special edition will be donning a look inspired by the Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.8 AMG with which Hans Heyer and Clemens Schickentanz achieved a class victory and overall second place 40 years ago.

The special Black Falcon SLS AMG GT3 will be distinguished by a red paint finish, the start number 35, and special sponsor stickers that will give it the exact same look as the legendary 300 SEL 6.8 AMG. The car will be driven by Kenneth Heyer (31, Wegberg), Thomas Jäger (34, Munich), and Stéphane Lémeret (37, Ophain-Bois-Seigneur-Isaac, Belgium).

Kenneth Heyer said: "It’s a great honour, exactly 40 years after my father’s success, for me to be bringing the Black Falcon SLS AMG GT3 to the starting line of the 24-hour race in Spa-Francorchamps. Together with my team colleagues, I will be trying to achieve at least second place. The car will no doubt attract plenty of attention in the line-up with its look reminiscent of the legendary Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.8 AMG, but naturally the focus will be on a good racing performance. The SLS AMG GT3 has the potential for a place on the winner’s rostrum, but as we all know, a 24-hour race obeys laws of its own."


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  (473) posted on 02.29.2012

This is a champion in the making. I’m glad they focus on the racing performance of this GT3. 

  (410) posted on 12.15.2011

Well, I just only hope that they would use a very efficient engine for this race car. Anyway, I must say that I’m not so impressed with the platform and style of it, but I would also love to try driving this.

  (474) posted on 12.12.2011

This vehicle seems looks like a super car because on its platform and even on its graphic design. Well, I hope that they would justify that looks. Anyway, I will surely be looking forward to determining the lap record of it.

  (242) posted on 07.28.2011

As I see this Mercedes SLS AMG GT3, I must say that there’s nothing special with this one! It was just a normal race car! I think what they enhance is it’s speed and performance! They really improve it!

  (372) posted on 07.28.2011

I’m afraid this Mercedes Benz couldn’t make it at least a second placer, since we all know that there are a lot of more powerful cars, which will surely join this 24-hour race. They must provide us a brief information of the specs of the car.

  (231) posted on 07.27.2011

I was wondering on what was the speed performance of the car? Have they customized the car or Mercedes just add thee gear box? Well, it seems that the car driver just aiming the second place.

  (526) posted on 07.27.2011

hmm. It seems that Mercedes is now offering a high speed performing vehicle. When talking about racing car, the styling and design of the car really doesn’t matter for the speed is the most important. BTW, I agree that this car have the similarity with the 300 SEL AMG.

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