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Check out the new Mercedes-AMG GT Track Series

Written by Akhil Dalvi

German luxury carmaker Mercedes has announced the launch of an all-new AMG model in Europe that extends the GT legacy. Named the Mercedes-AMG GT Track Series, the motorsports-focussed vehicle took the GT Black Series as its base during its development. Mercedes-AMG states that the new GT Track Series stands out as a vehicle concept that aims for top-level performance. Thanks to racetrack-proven qualities taken from GT3 and GT4 models. The brand also reveals that the new vehicle is quite exclusive, with only 55 units in production.

2022 Mercedes-AMG GT Track Series: Design & Price 

Ineligible for road use, the GT Track Series showcases its exclusivity by employing numerous unique technical and visual features. Mercedes-AMG has ensured to design the GT Track Series and monitor its aerodynamics to follow its performance philosophy on track. The GT Track Series’ high driving dynamics come courtesy of the door and rear apron being made from carbon fibre. Another important effect of the material mix is the reduction of the kerb weight of the vehicle to 1,400 kg.

Mercedes-AMG states that the integrated louvres of the carbon wing over the front axle that provide a higher downforce while driving. Additionally, the sills with elements of black visible carbon transition into vertical blades at the front/rear for optimal airflow. Along with incorporating air ducts on the sill for brake cooling, the rear apron features a double diffuser. Taking centre stage at the front is the AMG-specific radiator grille for optimal airflow and a high-downforce front splitter.

Another aerodynamic element of the GT Track Series includes the modified, mechanically-adjustable racing rear wing from the GT Black Series. Other elements of the limited-edition AMG include 18-inch, milled and forged rims with an exclusive semi-gloss special, high-tech silver magno colour. Peppered with red and anthracite elements, the GT model’s exclusivity comes courtesy of the AMG emblem on the front apron’s upper area. Mercedes-AMG has priced the GT track Series at EUR 369,000, which equates to INR 3,08,38,139 (Approx).

2022 Mercedes-AMG GT Track Series: Technical Specs 

Powering the all-new GT Track Series is Mercedes-AMG’s signature 4.0-litre, twin-turbo V8 motor from the GT Black Series. Thanks to the addition of custom motorsport injectors, a specific engine application, and a flat crankshaft, the engine produces more power. Overall, the motor now delivers 734 PS and 850 Nm via a sequential Hewland HLS 6-speed racing gearbox.

Like with most AMG GT models, the adjustable differential transfers the power to the rear axle for enhanced handling. The suspension of the Mercedes AMG GT Track Series also features comprehensively adjustable four-way Bilstein dampers, specifically meant for track use. Lastly, Mercedes-AMG engineers also equip the GT Track Series with individually-adjustable anti-roll bars for customised driving on the track.

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