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.