The Mercedes-Benz AMG GT is due to be revised soon, but the current generation of the V8 sports car still has a lot of life in it.
AMG presented a new GT2 racing version on Thursday, which will be made available to customer teams in time for the 2023 motorsport season.
The car is primarily aimed at teams competing in the SRO-sanctioned GT2 European Series, culminating in the 24 Hours of Spa, and joins existing GT3 and GT4 racers built on the GT platform of AMG based. Like these other race cars, the GT2 comes with full technical support from HWA, a Mercedes motorsport partner.
The competition will not be easy for the GT2. Cars he will encounter include the Audi R8 LMS GT2, Brabham BT63 GT2, KTM X-Bow GT2, Maserati MC20 GT2 and Porsche 911 GT2 RS.
2023 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT2 race car
Power comes from AMG’s familiar 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8. The version of the engine in the GT2 is most closely related to that in AMG’s GT Black Series, having a flat crankshaft like the road car.
The GT2’s maximum power output is limited to 697 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque.
Transmission is a 6-speed sequential unit, mounted as a rear transaxle, with an adjustable mechanical limited-slip differential. The dampers and anti-roll bars are also adjustable and designed for motorsport, AMG said.
AMG is holding back additional specs as the GT2 is still being tested. The Affalterbach-based company did not name a price either.