Mercedes-AMG Unleashes the Ultimate Farewell: The GT3 Coupe

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Mercedes-AMG, renowned for its high-performance vehicles, has crafted a swansong for enthusiasts with the unveiling of the fully-loaded 'ultimate' Mercedes-AMG GT3 coupe. While it's too fast for racing, this powerhouse is already captivating the attention of collectors worldwide, marking the end of an era for the GT3 series.

Piloted by Jules Gounon, a three-time Bathurst 12 Hour winner, the unrestricted Mercedes-AMG GT3 recently dominated Mount Panorama, setting a blistering lap record of 1 minute and 56.605 seconds. With modifications including the removal of the inlet air restrictor and an open exhaust system, the 6.2-liter V8 engine roars to life, producing over 500kW of power.

Christoph Sagemüller, head of AMG Customer Motorsport, disclosed that the 'ultimate' GT3 has undergone extensive testing and development, resulting in enhanced aerodynamics and weight reduction. This track beast, capable of reaching speeds up to 320km/h, boasts a Formula One-style DRS-enabled rear wing and active aerodynamics.

While details regarding production models remain under wraps, Sagemüller hinted at a forthcoming model tailored for enthusiasts and collectors. Despite the shift towards electric cars, Mercedes-AMG remains committed to piston-powered competition vehicles for the foreseeable future.

The 'ultimate' GT3 serves as a tribute to Mercedes-Benz's 130 years of motorsport involvement, embodying the brand's racing legacy. Although it didn't partake in racing events at the Bathurst 12 Hour, it showcased its prowess on the track, donning the iconic #130.

Mercedes-AMG's success at the Bathurst 12 Hour is well-documented, and while the GT3 series approaches its twilight, the legacy continues with fresh batches of cars for racers and collectors. With over 200 GT3 racers produced thus far, Mercedes-AMG is gearing up for the next phase, with a successor set to debut in 2025 or 2026, boasting the signature V8 engine.

As the GT3 program draws to a close, Mercedes-AMG remains dedicated to customer racing, emphasizing the thrill of victory for its patrons. While specifics about the next-generation GT3 remain shrouded in secrecy, one thing is certain: Mercedes-AMG's commitment to delivering unparalleled performance experiences remains steadfast.

Stay tuned for updates on Mercedes-AMG's evolution as it continues to redefine the boundaries of automotive excellence. For enthusiasts eager to experience the adrenaline rush of high-performance vehicles, Tynan Motors and other select dealerships stand ready to fulfill your automotive dreams.

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