And it is one amazing looking ride which will debut this weekend.
Mercedes-Benz has officially pulled the wraps off the brand new AMG GT S DTM safety car. The model in question will be used in the second DTM race for the season, between the 29th and the 31st of May, at EuroSpeedway Lausitz
“The second DTM race taking place at the EuroSpeedway Lausitz at the end of May will see the Mercedes-AMG GT S make its first appearance as the official Safety Car. As part of the DTM, the three manufacturers regularly switch their Safety Cars, meaning that the GT S will also be deployed at the fourth race in Zandvoort, Netherlands (10 to 12 July) and at the final race in Hockenheim (16 to 18 October), says the automaker in its press release.
The Mercedes-AMG GT S has replaced the C63 AMG Coupe Black Series which was used as a DTM safety car between 2012 and 2014. The model in question will be having Jurgen Kastenholz behind the wheel as the racing driver will intervene in extreme weather conditions, accidents and other incidents which will “ask” for the vehicle to deploy. Under its hood, we can still find the same 4.0 liter V8 twin turbo engine, which is capable of putting down a total of 503 HP (375 kW) and 650 Nm (480 lb-ft) of torque. This basically means that the powertrain has been left unchanged from the road-legal car. From 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph), this needs 3.8 secodns and top speed stands at 310 km/h (190 mph).