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Mercedes-Benz is ready to race with the new AMG GT3

Snapshot: The GT3 will be powered by an updated 6.3 litre V8 engine borrowed from the SLS AMG GT3.

Mercedes-Benz has a knack of surprising automobile enthusiast like us by launching some of the most striking looking cars. They have launched the Mercedes SLS AMG Gullwing and Mercedes AMG GT in the past, which totally stumped the automobile fraternity with their looks and performance. And now, the German autogiant has revealed the GT3 race car, designed according to FIA GT3.

Have a look at the Aston Martin Vantage GT3 too!

Based on the already good-looking Mercedes-AMG, the GT3 race car looks more aggressive in design. The carbon fiber body clad GT3 gets new bumpers, refreshed side skirts and ventilated front fenders and hoods. Not only that, the doors are also new and there is a bigger rear wing. Each body-panel is placed to enhance the aerodynamics so much so that the matt paintwork is also highly aerodynamics.

On the interior front too, the carbon fiber is used extensively, be it the racing seats, or trims on dashboard. The minimalistic interior gets only digital instrument cluster and a steel roll cage. But it is the engine which helps Mercedes GT3 achieve performance which it promises. The GT3 will be powered by an updated 6.3 litre V8 engine borrowed from the SLS AMG GT3. It is mated to a six-speed sequential racing transmission.

"We are entering a hard-fought and hotly contested competitive environment with the new Mercedes-AMG GT3. The high technological standard and fair race rules are spurring us on to push to take pole position with our new customer racing car. You can only give credible proof of your ambition to lead if you're beating the very best in the game," said Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.

The track-only GT3 will go on sale shortly with deliveries to start in late 2015.

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