Official images of the 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT3 race car have leaked online before the car is officially revealed in the coming days at the Geneva Motor Show 2015. The release of these official images come soon after two different teaser images were released by the German marque.
As the images show, the Mercedes-AMG GT3 features a plethora of visual and aerodynamic modifications over the road-going AMG GT3. With that in mind, a new front grille has been installed with vertical slates finished in chrome. Additionally, the front fascia now incorporates a prominent splitter as well as two eye-catching canards on both sides of the bumper.
Elsewhere, the 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT3 leaked images reveal a new bonnet has been installed with it featuring a single large air extractor sucking out hot fumes from the 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine. On the side we can see new skirts alongside racing wheels and tyres. While no images of the rear have been released just yet, a towering rear wing can be easily seen and a more aggressive diffuser is also expected.
Inside, the Mercedes-AMG GT3 shares little similarities with the road-car. As such, it features a completely digital racing dash and a Formula One inspired steering wheel. Additionally, a roll cage has been fitted alongside new racing seats.
With this, the second customer sports car to be developed by Mercedes-AMG, the Affalterbach company is seeking to build on the success of the SLS AMG GT3 and further expand the customer sport programme. The superb racetrack performance of the road-going GT forms the ideal basis on which to model the new Mercedes-AMG GT3, to be unveiled in Switzerland.