Mercedes-Benz has officially announced its plans to develop a racing version of the recently unveiled AMG GT, which will be called the AMG GT3.

In order to truly become a successor of the SLS AMG, despite being smaller, lighter, less powerful and cheaper, the new AMG GT has to have a racing version, which will replace the SLS AMG GT3, and it will, as the car manufacturer has recently announced. The model in question is currently being kept a secret but it seems that it will be launched in 2016, after an intense testing period will begin next year so technical bits and pieces are, as you might have expected, unknown for the moment.

The street legal car, which is already available for order in several markets across the Old Continent, including Germany and the United Kingdom, has been officially presented to the public during the 2014 Paris Motor Show, a couple of months ago. The model in question is packing a 4.0 liter V8 biturbo brand new engine under its hood, which is capable of producing no less than 462 HP (339 kW) and 600 Nm (442 lb-ft) of torque, in standard form, and 510 HP (375 kW) and 650 Nm (479 lb-ft) of torque, in the AMG GT-S.


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