Since 1967, the motorsport division of Mercedes-Benz, AMG, devoted itself not only in the performance of vehicles, but the innovation that comes with each. From the experience gained in the past 40 years, AMG will offer the next successor to the reign of its motorsport portfolio, the SLS AMG GT3.
With inputs from HAW AG, the management of AMG-Mercedes DTM racing team, AMG engineers made significant modifications to the street legal SLS AMG, mostly in the aerodynamic profile of the vehicle. The addition of front apron, sideskirts with air dams, underbody panel, and a large rear wing, guarantee an even lower drag coefficient.
While the power train and transmission remained largely the same to the road going variant SLS AMG, the installation of an air-jack system gives pit crew a quicker turnaround time. Steel-base braking system for racing ensures a command of slowing down or sudden stop on the chaotic raceway. Redundant measures in the form of steel roll cage, aluminium space frame, and carbon fibre seat shell (w. HANS device), provide the driver a level of safety unmatched by any of its peers in the GT3 circuit.
While Mercedes-Benz is currently taking order for the GT3 variant, first delivery of the vehicle been made already to Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, a charity network established by Daimler AG and Richemont to address social ills in 80 communities within 32 nations across the globe. The showcase the new vehicle and garner attention to Laureus’ casuses, former F-1 driver Ralf Schumacher will race a chrome-mirror finish SLS AMG GT3 in this year’s DTM championship.
For professional race team looking to add a GT3 venue on their schedule or just a new vehicle, Mercedes-Benz is currently taking orders for the SLS AMG GT3 with a retail price of â‚¬334,000 (or US$ 433,000) each.