This one almost slipped under the radar, but Mercedes-AMG are developing a new GT4 car. It is being based on the newly presented Mercedes-AMG GT R, and is expected to use the same V8 Twin-Turbo engine of the road going GT R. There is has been no time scale given, but I would expect it to be along the same lines of the new BMW M4 GT4, so I would expect to see it out testing in 2017 and be available to customer race teams by 2018. As can be seen from the design sketches, the GT R GT4 will feature a front splitter, a decently sized rear wing, and possibly a small rear diffuser. But lets just see what they finally come up with.
Mercedes-AMG Press Release
Mercedes-AMG is developing a new GT4 race car
Affalterbach (GER). The AMG Customer Sports involvement keeps growing continuously: the latest element is the development of a race car to GT4 regulations. At the occasion of the end-of-season celebration 2016 (Saturday, 3 December), Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Management Board of Mercedes-AMG GmbH gave customer teams and drivers a first preview of the new Mercedes-AMG GT4.
The Mercedes-AMG GT R that was presented this year is the basis for the development of the new race car. The top athlete in the Mercedes-AMG portfolio has excellent characteristics for motorsport purposes. Like with the AMG GT3 race car, particular user-friendliness and an excellent level of safety will be highly important goals during the development process of the new member of the AMG motorsport family.
Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Management Board of Mercedes-AMG GmbH: “The development of the Mercedes-AMG GT4 is another important step in the continuing expansion of our Mercedes-AMG motorsport programme. The excellent feedback of our Customer Sports teams concerning the AMG GT3 and the increasing interest for GT4 race cars strengthened us in our decision. We are delighted to address an even larger target group of amateur and professional drivers and teams in the future with it.”
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