Mercedes-AMG unveils limited-edition GT Track Series

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The Mercedes-Benz high-performance division unveiled an exclusive, limited-edition model of its most-powerful customer sports car: the Mercedes-AMG GT Track Series. The announcement of the exclusive track-ready two-door coupe comes as the Affalterbach-based company celebrates its 55th anniversary. The Mercedes-AMG GT Track Series serves as a memento to AMG founders Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher and their philosophy: making the best even better yet.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • How many units of the Mercedes-AMG GT Track Series will be made?

    Only 55 units will be produced.
  • How much is the Mercedes-AMG GT Track Series?

    The Mercedes-AMG GT Track Series is priced at €369,000.
  • “The Mercedes-AMG GT Track Series is extending the GT legacy with a new iconic model. The legendary top performer, Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series, served as the basis for the development. Similar to the GT Black Series, the GT Track Series stands out for its unique vehicle concept aimed at top-level performance, combined with the racetrack-proven qualities of the GT3 and GT4 models. Ineligible for road use approval, the GT Track Series underlines its high exclusivity by means of numerous unique technical and visual features,” Mercedes-Benz said in a press release.

    Outside, the Mercedes-AMG GT Track Series sports an aerodynamic exterior with carbon fiber panels including the hood, fenders, side sills, trunk lid, and rear bumper. Its design allows for superior cooling and downforce for when the Mercedes-AMG GT Track Series is driven at high speeds.

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    Under the hood is AMG’s hand-crafted 4.0-liter V8 bi-turbo engine — shared by the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series — which gives the limited-edition sports car 778 horses and 850Nm of instantaneous torque. The powerplant is mated to a sequential Hewland HLS six-speed racing gearbox.

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    Speaking of which, would-be owners who would be putting the Mercedes-AMG GT Track Series through its paces will enjoy a suite of safety features such as racing-specific traction control, a motorsport ABS, motorsports-proven brake components, a roll cage made from high-tensile steel, a five-point safety harness and customizable ergonomic seat, as well as a motorsport fire extinguisher system and driver safety nets.

    The Mercedes-AMG GT Track Series also features a steering wheel made in cooperation with sim racing experts at Cube Controls. It also has adjustable pedals and a fully programmable Bosch DDU 11 Driver Display Unit, designed for intuitive operation and user-friendliness.

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    “Everything on the GT Track Series is subordinated to the performance philosophy that has been the dominating theme in the conception of our cars since the founding of Mercedes-AMG 55 years ago. Our customers require a suitable vehicle for every kind of activity. Therefore, expanding our portfolio with an exclusive club sports car was logical. But we have even gone one step further, offering our customers not just an outstanding product with excellent performance and quality, but also a strictly limited special edition model,” said Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Head Christoph Sagemüller.

    Mercedes-AMG Customer Racing boss, Stefan Wendl added, “for the development of the Mercedes-AMG GT Track Series, we set ourselves the aspiring goal of being able to provide ambitious motorsport customers with a matured and highly exclusive track tool. Our engineers and motorsport experts have accomplished this in an impressive way. I am looking forward to our customers set new personal records with the
    GT Track Series at racetracks around the world.”

    Only 55 units of the Mercedes-AMG GT Track Series will be made. Each will have a price tag of €369,000.

    Photos from Mercedes-Benz

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