Output-primarily based GT racing has been on the rise these final couple of many years. A clear indication is the revival of situations these as the Kyalami 9 Hour. The premier of the GT lessons is GT3. Even so, GT4 and now GT2 are on the increase. The Mercedes-AMG GT2 is a great case in point of OEMs having driving the most intense model of the GT-based mostly classes.
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A New Alternative
Mercedes-AMG now gives GT3 and GT4 variations of its highway-going GT types to customer groups. The Mercedes-AMG GT2 is the most recent addition to this portfolio for its buyer racing programme.
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Christoph Sagemüller, head of Mercedes-AMG Motorsport: “The Mercedes-AMG GT2 is but yet another milestone in our Consumer Racing programme. The GT3 segment having become extra and more expert and GT4 obtaining develop into founded as an entry-amount group, we open up up new alternatives with the Mercedes-AMG GT2. The race sequence for this classification of automobiles have found substantial enhance of reach and relevance in the earlier two years. In this dynamically developing market, we appear up with the Mercedes-AMG GT2 as a very appealing deal and the moment once more verify the functionality probable of our brand name.”
In holding with the pecking buy the GT2 is the most extraordinary and most powerful of the GT racing household. As a final result the twin-turbocharged V8 now provides 520 kW in race trim (sequence dependent). This is above 100 kW much more than cars are allowed to provide in GT3-spec. Greatest torque is rated as 800 N.m. The 4,-litre motor offers a flat-aircraft crankshaft just like the GT Black Series highway car or truck.
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A sequential six-pace racing gearbox with altered gear ratios replaces the twin-clutch transmission of the highway car. Like in all GT styles, the gearbox is mounted in transaxle configuration and is linked to the motor by a carbon torque tube. Power is dealt with entirely by the rear wheels after passing as a result of a minimal-slip differential.
The braking system is composed of six-piston brake calipers up front acting on 395 mm discs. The rear set-up characteristics 4-piston calipers clamping 355 mm discs. The spring/damper models are entirely adjustable as are the anti-roll bars. The auto guidelines the scales at below 1 400 kg.
Much more Aero
The Mercedes-AMG GT2 has a revised aero bundle for far more downforce. A newly formulated rear wing is part of the bundle. The massive, one aspect aerofoil is held in area by a swan neck mount. The entrance finish also has a reshaped grille and decrease apron.
Stefan Wendl, head of Mercedes-AMG customer racing: “The Mercedes-AMG GT2 incorporates our overall knowledge we have obtained above the previous years in our thriving Buyer Racing functions. Upcoming to demonstrated GT3 and GT4 attributes, even so, we have also built-in solely new racing systems, specially made for the GT2.
“The result is the most potent homologated race car or truck we have designed to date. The Mercedes-AMG GT2 is moving into a new variety of speed. Additionally, we have accomplished that gentlemen drivers who never race each weekend can control this monumental ability in a commanding and safe and sound way all the time. I am truly joyful that we can now present a best-notch products alongside with our highest assist actions for the shopper teams in this burgeoning segment as properly.”