Mercedes-AMG launch first car eligible for the Fanatec GT2 European Series

23 March 2022

The most powerful customer sports car ever to have been developed by the German marque, the Mercedes-AMG GT Track Series will be immediately eligible to join the GT2 European Series field as an invitation class this season, while waiting for its GT2 homologation. 

The exclusive limited-edition model celebrates the Mercedes-AMG motorsport department’s 55th anniversary. Only 55 units will be hand-built in Affalterbach – the production number paying tribute to the founding of AMG in 1967. 

The Mercedes-AMG GT Track Series combines the close-to-production genes of the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series with exclusive features and racing technologies from the GT3 and GT4 race cars. 

AMG’s 4.0 litre V8 bi-turbo engine unleashes 540 kilowatts (734 hp) and a maximum torque of 850 newton metres. Power is transferred to the rear axle via a carbon prop shaft, rotating within a torsion resistant torque tube and a sequential six-speed racing gearbox. As a result of the weight-optimised construction, the Mercedes-AMG GT Track Series boasts a kerb weight of only 1,400 kilograms. 

Add to that the unmistakable hallmark of Mercedes-AMG design and aerodynamics, with the high-downforce front splitter and characteristic radiator grille, and the elongated bonnet featuring a central air outlet all the way to the mighty rear wing. The result is an uncompromised and exclusive performance car that reflects the automotive constructors’ art of Mercedes-AMG in a unique way. 

The introduction of this stunning new model ensures that Mercedes-AMG joins world-class manufacturers including Audi, Brabham, Ferrari, KTM, Lamborghini and Porsche on the Fanatec GT2 European Series stage.