A selection of new Mercedes-AMG GT3 spy shots have emerged as testing of the hardcore, road-legal AMG GT variant continues. As with previous test mules, this one is sporting white and black camouflage to hide some of its visual and aerodynamic changes. With that being said, some key differences from the standard car are immediately visible.
If reports are to be believed, the Mercedes-AMG GT3 road car will take inspiration from the race-spec AMG GT3 and sit above the GT S in the range. However, it won’t remain at the top of the range forever and is expected to be outpaced by a Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series model further down the road.
Compared to existing AMG GT variants, this test mule is easily distinguishable. For starters, the front fascia has been revised to now incorporate an aggressive splitter and a set of downforce-generation canards. Additionally, new aerodynamic fins can be found on the front wheel arches while at the rear, a large fixed wing has also been installed.
Unlike the race-spec Mercedes-AMG GT3, the road-car won’t make use of the German marque’s outgoing 6.2-litre naturally-aspirated V8 engine. Instead, it will utilise the same 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 currently used by the AMG GT and GT S albeit tuned to deliver around 550 hp. That power figure will be achieved with new turbochargers.
Importantly, the car won’t be dubbed the Mercedes-AMG GT3 as Porsche already uses the ‘GT3’ badge for its driver-focused 911 variant.
“Priced from £30,995 OTR
New C300 petrol with 245 hp, 7G-Tronic gearbox
Two trim levels, four engines and three gearboxes to choose from as well as V8-powered Mercedes-AMG C 63 and C 63 S
The new C-Class Coupé is now available to order, priced from £30,955 OTR, ahead of first UK deliveries in December.
With four engine options and two model lines, the new C-Class Coupé builds on the specification of the best-selling C-Class Saloon and Estate. The range starts with the C 200 petrol engine, which produces 184 hp and is available with a six-speed manual (123 g/km of CO2) or 7G-Tronic seven-speed automatic gearbox (125 g/km). The new C 300 engine produces 245 hp and comes only with the 7G-Tronic gearbox, with CO2 from 146 g/km.
Two diesel engines are available: the 170 hp C 220 d, with a six-speed manual (106 g/km) or 9G-Tronic nine-speed automatic gearbox (106 g/km), and the C 250 d, which produces 204 hp and comes with a 9G-Tronic gearbox (109 g/km).
Two model lines are available: Sport and AMG Line. Standard equipment includes LED headlights and tail-lights; Active Park Assist; PARKTRONIC parking sensors; a reversing camera; sports seats with ARTICO upholstery including heated front seats; 7-inch colour screen; Garmin navigation; electrically folding mirrors; and Collision Prevention Assist Plus automatic braking system. The C 300 model also features as standard a sports exhaust system with switchable sound.
The Sport model comes with a gloss black interior trim with aluminium inlays in the doors, 17-inch alloy wheels and a diamond grille with black-painted pins.
The AMG Line includes black ash wood trim, an AMG sports steering wheel with flat bottom, brushed steel sports pedals and a black roof lining. The exterior features an AMG bodystyling kit, 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels, a diamond grille with chrome pins and 15mm lowered sports suspension.
Two key options packages are available: Premium and Premium Plus. The £1,695 Premium Package includes a panoramic glass roof, keyless go, seat memory package and ambient lighting. To this the £2,995 Premium Plus Package also adds a Burmester surround sound system and COMAND online with 8-inch screen.
A £1,695 Driver’s Assistance Package includes DISTRONIC Plus with stop and go (adaptive cruise control); Active blind spot and lane-keeping assist, Pre-safe with pedestrian detection (anticipatory safety system).
Topping the range is the £61,160 Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupé. With a 4.0-litre bi-turbo V8 engine and AMG Speedshift MCT 7-speed automatic gearbox, the C 63 produces 476 hp and 650 Nm, and can accelerate from standstill to 62 mph in 4.0 seconds. The £66,910 Mercedes-AMG C 63 S produces 510 hp and 700 Nm, with zero to 62 mph taking 3.9 seconds.
From launch, a limited-edition C63 S Edition 1 is also available. It features unique details including diamond-stitched nappa leather upholstery with contrast yellow stitching; carbon fibre interior trim; graphite AMG decals on the bonnet, roof and sides; an AMG aerodynamic package and bespoke 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels, and is available for £76,900. The Edition 1 motorsport package adds to this yellow AMG decals, designo selenite grey magno paint, AMG high-performance ceramic composite braking system and exclusive 19inch front and 20-inch rear wheels with yellow detailing for an additional £3,000.
For full details including prices and specification, visit www.Mercedes-Benz.co.uk”