The Mercedes-AMG GT Track Series Is a Very Special Car for a Very Special Occasion
This beast car is essentially a GT3 racecar for a casual weekend track event.
This ultimate track car, the 2022 Mercedes-AMG GT Track Series, is limited to 55 units to mark the 55th anniversary of the AMG nameplate.
- Car: 2022 Mercedes-AMG GT Track Series
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And sheesh, what an excellent occasion to signify. AMG has produced some epic cars throughout the years. If I had it my way, it would produce a special-edition vehicle for every year of its existence, including some neat throwback-styled units.
As you’d expect, the stats on this thing are insane. Its bi-turbo 4.0-liter V8 produces a claimed 778 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque, which is then sent through a sequential gearbox to the rear wheels exclusively. Along the way, these stout figures pass a carbon fiber safety cell built to FIA standards (so, a carbon roll cage), carbon fiber body trim, miscellaneous carbon fiber interior bits, and a massive carbon fiber wing. So, more carbon fiber than you can shake a Ferrari F40 at.
The power-to-weight ratio is pupil dilating, as it only weighs 3,086 pounds. That’s less than a McLaren 620R, which is essentially a GT4-class racecar for the road. Without a driver, each of the AMG GT Track Series’ individual horsepowers has just four pounds to carry along.
I can’t begin to fathom what it’s like to send one of these around the track at 10/10ths, but it’s gotta be epic. I’ll probably never get the chance myself, but that’s ok. I’m just glad Mercedes-AMG made it and I hope those who end up with one of these 55 models actually drives it on track.
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