Monday, June 7, 2010

Mercedes-Benz showcases the SLS AMG GT3

Coinciding with the market launch of the SLS AMG on 27 March 2010, Mercedes-Benz AMG is showcasing the gullwing supercar’s GT3 variant. This racing version of the SLS AMG has been developed to comply with the FIA GT3 regulations enabling customers to compete in sprints and long-distance races.

AMG, the performance brand within Mercedes-Benz, is entering a new class of car with the SLS AMG GT3: the development, production and marketing of sports racing cars intended for customer use.

“Thanks to uncompromising lightweight construction and superior handling dynamics, the SLS AMG provides an outstanding basis for a highly competitive racing car. This exciting GT3 version is our response to strong customer demand for a car designed for these attractive motor sports series. Once again, it demonstrates AMG’s huge experience gained in more than 40 years of motor sports, and its great expertise in the development of unique high-performance cars,” says Volker Mornhinweg, Chairman of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.

This new racing version of the SLS AMG is developed and produced by AMG in close cooperation with HWA AG, who are responsible for the DTM racing team on behalf of Mercedes-Benz Motorsports. The HWA team is one of the most successful in international motor sports, having gained 9 driver championships in the DTM and ITC, as well as 2 championship titles in the FIA GT championship.

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