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Mercedes-AMG launch first car eligible for the Fanatec GT2 European Series

23 March 2022

Mercedes-AMG will now join the ranks of the Fanatec GT2 European Series following the launch of the Mercedes-AMG GT Track Series.

The most powerful customer sports car ever to have been developed by the German marque, the Mercedes-AMG GT Track Series will be immediately eligible to join the GT2 European Series field as an invitation class this season, while waiting for its GT2 homologation.

The exclusive limited-edition model celebrates the Mercedes-AMG motorsport department’s 55th anniversary. Only 55 units will be hand-built in Affalterbach – the production number paying tribute to the founding of AMG in 1967.

The Mercedes-AMG GT Track Series combines the close-to-production genes of the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series with exclusive features and racing technologies from the GT3 and GT4 race cars.

AMG’s 4.0 litre V8 bi-turbo engine unleashes 540 kilowatts (734 hp) and a maximum torque of 850 newton metres. Power is transferred to the rear axle via a carbon prop shaft, rotating within a torsion resistant torque tube and a sequential six-speed racing gearbox. As a result of the weight-optimised construction, the Mercedes-AMG GT Track Series boasts a kerb weight of only 1,400 kilograms.

Add to that the unmistakable hallmark of Mercedes-AMG design and aerodynamics, with the high-downforce front splitter and characteristic radiator grille, and the elongated bonnet featuring a central air outlet all the way to the mighty rear wing. The result is an uncompromised and exclusive performance car that reflects the automotive constructors’ art of Mercedes-AMG in a unique way.

The introduction of this stunning new model ensures that Mercedes-AMG joins world-class manufacturers including Audi, Brabham, Ferrari, KTM, Lamborghini and Porsche on the Fanatec GT2 European Series stage.