The Mercedes‑AMG GT Track Series is extending the GT legacy by a new iconic model. The legendary top performer Mercedes AMG GT Black Series (combined fuel consumption 12.8 l/100 km, combined CO2 emission 292 g/km) served as the basis for the development. Like the latter model, the GT Track Series stands out for its vehicle concept aimed at top-level performance, combining it with the racetrack-proven qualities of the GT3 and GT4 models. Ineligible for road use approval, the GT Track Series additionally underlines its high exclusivity by means of numerous unique technical and visual features.
The heart of the Mercedes‑AMG GT Track Series is the 4.0 litre V8 biturbo engine from the Mercedes‑AMG GT Black Series, the engineers from Affalterbach having enhanced its impressive performance figures even further. For instance, thanks to custom motorsport injectors and a specific engine application, the power unit equipped with a flat crankshaft now delivers 540 kW (734 hp) and a maximum torque of 850 Nm.
The sequential Hewland HLS 6-speed racing gearbox with adjustable differential transfers the power to the rear axle. Like in all the models from the GT family, it has been installed on the rear axle in transaxle configuration and has a torsion and torque resistant connection to the engine by means of a carbon fibre torque tube. The suspension of the Mercedes‑AMG GT Track Series features comprehensively adjustable four-way Bilstein dampers. As is common in motorsport, they each have a high-speed and low-speed setting in the rebound and compression levels and additionally allow for adjustments of the ride height. In addition, the anti-roll bars are individually adjustable to ensure an individual setup.
In their combination with the underlying car concept, these high-performance components result into a highly precise handling with unmistakable feedback. This allows drivers of all skill levels, be it racing professionals or gentlemen drivers, to quickly build up confidence in the vehicle.
The design and the aerodynamics of the Mercedes‑AMG GT Track Series strictly follow the performance philosophy as well. The bonnet, wings, sills, back door and the rear apron are made of carbon fibre and largely contribute to the high driving dynamics. Another important effect of the material mix is the reduction of the kerb weight of the vehicle to 1,400 kg.
The Mercedes‑AMG GT Track Series stands for maximum exclusivity. The special series is limited to 55 units, each of them built by hand in Affalterbach. Thus, Mercedes‑AMG reminisces about the founding of the company by Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher in the year 1967, exactly 55 years ago. A high-quality embossed “1 of 55” plaque in the interior identifies every Mercedes‑AMG GT Track Series as a unique piece from the special edition. The “Track Series” embroidered writings on the driver’s seat and on the limited car cover also refer to the exclusivity of the GT Track Series.
Mercedes‑AMG GT Track Series owners benefit from a comprehensive service and support range that is continually being developed and expanded. It also includes such privileges that normally are exclusive to the Mercedes‑AMG Motorsport customer teams: a technical training prior to delivery of the vehicle, individual engineer support during track days and club sport activities upon request, a service hot line during race weekends as well as logistical services such as a optimal spare parts supply.
Worldwide sales of the Mercedes‑AMG GT Track Series is being handled from Affalterbach where Mercedes‑AMG has its headquarters. Customer delivery of the special edition starts in the second quarter of 2022. The list price of the Mercedes‑AMG GT Track Series including air conditioning is € 369,000 plus VAT. A spare parts starter set, a seat and helmet ventilation system, a drinking system and a passenger safety cell are available as options. Further equipment options are available upon request.