AMG GT Track Series - Only 55 Examples
Mercedes-AMG announced the production of the Mercedes-AMG GT Track Series, a limited production model of which only 55 examples will be built. The car is envisioned for track usage and will be the most powerful customer sports car ever developed by Mercedes-AMG.
The GT Track Series is built on the GT Black Series and is powered by a 4L V8 Biturbo engine with enhanced performance over the GT Black Series. It utilizes custom motorsport injectors to deliver 778 HP and 627 lb-ft of torque, which will be delivered to the rear wheels by a Hewland HLS sequential 6-speed racing gearbox.
The GT Track Series also features an adjustable suspension with four-way Bilstein dampers that will each have a high-speed and low-speed setting to ensure maximum performance from the car. Also assisting the handling are individually adjustable anti-roll bars, which Mercedes-AMG hope will allow drivers of all skill levels to feel confident behind the wheel and get the most out of the car.
The hood, fenders, side sills, trunk lid, and rear bumpers are constructed of carbon fiber to reduce the curb weight of the car – down to 3,086 lbs – as well as provide greater downforce in association with the other aerodynamic modifications made to it. It features a front splitter that was developed exclusively for the GT Track Series along with an adjustable rear wing that is a further development of the wing on the GT Black Series.
To assist drivers of all levels in utilizing all the performance the car has to offer it features traction control and motorsport-level ABS, each of which can be adjusted through 12 levels – from off to maximum assistance.
The steering wheel emphasizes the car’s track-only focus. It was developed exclusively for use on the GT Track Series with sim racing experts at Cube Controls. It provides plenty of control over different settings on the car while very clearly being a racing wheel.
But why are they only building 55 examples of the Mercedes-AMG GT Track Series? To put it plainly, each of the cars will be hand-built and will be wear a plaque saying “1 of 55” in honor of the 55 years of Mercedes-AMG, which was founded in 1967 by Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher.
Keeping with the exclusivity of the Mercedes-AMG brand, these cars will offer owners benefits that are generally only afforded to Meredes-AMG Motorsport customer teams including individual engineer support during track days and technical support provided by HWA AG, Mercedes-AMG’s development and production partner.
Sales of the new Mercedes-AMG GT Track Series will be handled in Affalterbach, the location of Mercedes-AMG’s headquarters. Delivery will begin in Q2 of 2022. The car is listed at €369,000 equipped with air conditioning and a number of options are available.