Mercedes-AMG has unveiled its latest race car, the Mercedes-AMG GT4, which is based on the Mercedes-AMG GT R. Although the race car is based on GT R, it has been tweaked to meet the requirements of the international GT4 race series.
The Mercedes-AMG GT4 is powered by a 4.0L biturbo V8 with 503 horsepower and 443 lb-ft. of torque. The V8 is mated to a six-speed sequential transmission that sends the power to the rear wheels. To achieve maximum performance at the race track, the Mercedes-AMG GT4 has been weight-optimized in every area. An intelligent mix of aluminum and carbon has been used for the chassis and the bodywork.
“The GT4 segment is getting more and more popular. The production-based concept is an important factor, especially when you want to get started in motorsport as a team or as a driver. For some teams, the GT4 category also serves as a sensible addition to their existing involvement in GT3, for instance to support young drivers,” says Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH. “For us as a manufacturer, GT4 competition is a logical next step to extend our Customer Racing Program. After the achievements in GT3 racing, the Mercedes-AMG GT4 is opening another valuable platform for us to prove our competence as a globally successful sports car and performance brand. There is no doubt that we will once again be setting new benchmarks in the segment with the latest member in our Customer Racing Program.”
Pricing for the Mercedes-AMG GT4 starts at 198,859 Euros, but pricing in the United States has not been announced.