June 7, 2023

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New Mercedes-AMG GT2 rivals Audi R8 LMS

New Mercedes-AMG GT2 rivals Audi R8 LMS

The new Mercedes-AMG GT2 is the most impressive client race car the German organization has however produced. 

Signing up for the productive GT3 and GT4 race cars and trucks, the GT2 aims to broaden Mercedes’ customer racing programme to beginner drivers and demonstrates Affalterbach’s ambition to acquire a foremost job in the GT2 section. 

It can be based mostly on the Mercedes-AMG GT road car or truck, which will be changed in 2023 by a hard-leading sibling of the new Mercedes-AMG SL. 

Run by the familiar 4.-litre twin-turbocharged V8 utilised in the GT4 and other AMG manufacturing vehicles, the GT2’s engine is tuned to produce 697bhp and 590lb ft (equivalent to the 690bhp Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport) to the rear wheels via a 6-speed sequential gearbox. 

Somewhere else, it attributes a mechanical locking differential with configurable shock absorbers, adjustable anti-roll bars, ventilated six-piston brake callipers at the front (four-pots on the rear) and multi-adjustable anti-lock braking. 

The result is a auto that weighs significantly less than 1400kg with air conditioning, indicating it can be marginally heavier than but nonetheless aggressive with the 1350kg Audi R8 LMS GT2.

The goal, said Mercedes, was to be certain that “gentlemen drivers who don’t race each and every weekend can manage this massive energy in a commanding and protected way all the time”.

Aerodynamics also have a sizeable section to participate in in guaranteeing trusted handling to let amateurs to establish self confidence on the observe. As such, the swan-neck rear wing has a large angle of adjustability and there are sizeable new vents built-in into the entrance wings to maximize airflow.