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Featured Sneak peek of the new Mercedes-AMG GT3

Discussion in 'Car Talk' started by Ryan Ogurek, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. Ryan Ogurek

    Ryan Ogurek
    Editor / Automotive News Staff

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    Mercedes-AMG have released some sketches giving a sneak peek at what the Mercedes-AMG GT3 will look like. The AMG GT3 is based on the road going Mercedes-AMG GT - which will begin sales in spring 2016 - and will replace the brands current SLS GT3 in FIA GT3 spec race series.
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    The Mercedes-AMG GT3 will make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month.

    With many of the major competitors in GT spec racing being replaced within the next year or two, we may expect to see a shift in dominance and roles, as displayed by the Nissan Nismo GTR's straight line speed in the Bathurst 12 Hour. With such radical changes in styling, we might expect some equally radical changes in performance. We will just have to wait and see, as I believe some truly amazing racing lies ahead.

    Source: Mercedes-Benz
     
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  2. Just a point - the GT-R's speed at Bathurst was overall balanced properly with other cars. The difference at the end - with its apparent overall "dominance" - was down to fresh tyres.
     
  3. Akis

    Akis
    Over 9000 Premium Member

    The drawings have a japanese styling (I'm saying that as a compliment)! Can't wait to see the first photos of this racecar.
     
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  4. Just wondering why do fresher tires make you faster on the straights?
     
  5. Aidan Keranen

    Aidan Keranen
    #4 2KF1 Racing RDGPC|LoL/RL Caster@AussieGamingTV Premium Member

    Is it just me, or do I see a little bit of Aston Martin in those drawings

    theoretically, more grip means that you could take more speed through the previous corner = going faster than the opposition at the same point, and then pretty much just that, the tyres are doing their job and accelerating the car properly and most efficiently, whereas older tyres would 'slip' a little bit more
     
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  6. Benutzername

    Benutzername
    Online Martini Racing - Founder and driver

    Well, the "top-view kinda picture" has some similarities, but i dont think it will look like an Aston, its just the angle (i would guess, remembering the road version of it).
     
  7. Aidan Keranen

    Aidan Keranen
    #4 2KF1 Racing RDGPC|LoL/RL Caster@AussieGamingTV Premium Member

    nah, look at the shape of the rear spoiler and rear lights. that is where i am seeing the most similarities
     
  8. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    Tail-lights look great. Hopefully they will stick with the sketches when building the final car.