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Mercedes Launches AMG-GT2 Race Car with 707 Horsepower

The AMG-GT2 is AMG's most powerful homologated customer race car

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Aditya Saikrishna
Aditya Saikrishna
I am 21 years old and an avid Motorsports enthusiast.

UNITED KINGDOM: Spy photos have shown that Mercedes is finishing up the second-generation GT Coupe, but AMG is still working on the first model. 

Mercedes-AMG new race car specifications

Mercedes’ GT2, Affalterbach’s most potent homologated customer race car in history, joins the GT3 and GT4 models, which have been around for a long time. The new model targets “gentlemen drivers” and fills in for the two previous track-only machines.

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AMG GT2’s powertrain, a twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 with a flat crankshaft, is, without a doubt, its best feature. The engine is related to the one found in the Black Series’ roadgoing version. 

The tuned engine produces a respectable 707 horsepower (520 kilowatts) in race car specifications. That’s a little less than the street-legal supercar, which has 730 horsepower (537 kW), but dyno tests have shown that it has more than 770 horsepower.

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The latest Mercedes-AMG customer racing car produces 800 Newton meters (590 pound-feet) of torque and will compete with the upcoming Maserati MC20 GT2. 

The powerful V8 powertrain mates a sequential six-speed racing transmission with shift paddles mounted on the steering wheel and an adjustable self-locking differential.

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With air conditioning included, Mercedes has kept the weight to less than 1,400 kilograms (3,086 pounds) by utilizing carbon fibre for the driver safety cell, 120-liter fuel tank, hood, and other components. 

The AMG GT2 boasts safety features borrowed from the GT3 and GT4, and it has forged centre-lock wheels measuring 18 inches with 325/660 front and 325/705-18 slicks.

The newly designed aerodynamic kit includes a ground-up rear wing. Thanks to its swan neck mount, it can be adjusted to fit the circuit.

 AMG created the GT Coupe without a license plate with adjustable anti-roll bars, shock absorbers, and aluminium double wishbone suspension front and rear.

Before going on sale later in 2023, the race car will be subjected to rigorous testing. Additional evaluations will be carried out during the GT2 European Series season next year. AMG intends to organize an endurance test run and participate in races.

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