Mercedes-Benz tuning specialists Weistec has just announced that it will be entering two Mercedes-AMG GT3 cars into the 2016 Pirelli World Challenge series.
While Weistec has yet to announce its drivers, its experience with Mercedes-AMG cars is immense. It is particularly well-versed with the German company’s 6.2-litre naturally-aspirated V8 engine which of course powers the AMG GT3 race car.
Discussing its entries, Weistec’s technical director Michael Weiss said “At Weistec we develop performance in every part and our innovations not only prove themselves in a laboratory, but on the race track as well. Weistec has already set numerous world records utilizing the same 6.3-liter engine that propels the new GT3 car and we are excited to bring our expertise to the Pirelli World Challenge. Our passion for innovation is as strong as our customers’ desire for the finest in vehicle performance.”
Mated to the 6.2-litre V8 engine of the Mercedes-AMG GT3 is a six-speed sequential transmission mounted in a transaxle configuration on the rear wheels. This has been done to optimise weight distribution and unsurprisingly, the power from the naturally-aspirated V8 engine is sent straight to the rear wheels.
Underpinning the Mercedes-AMG GT3 is a strong and lightweight aluminium spaceframe which also incorporates a carbon fibre seat pan as well as a roll cage constructed from high-strength steel.