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Behold The Mercedes-AMG GT4 Race Car



After giving enthusiasts a preview of a GT4 version of its GT street car last year, Mercedes-AMG has finally taken the wraps off their entry-level race car at Belgium's Spa-Francorchamps.

Designed to be eligible for FIA GT4-spec racing series fresh off the production line, the GT4 borrows its 4.0-litre biturbo V8 from the AMG GT R, but tuned to only deliver up to 503 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. Paired with a six-speed sequential gearbox sending power to both rear wheels, the GT4 should be able to sprint from 0-62mph in less than 4 seconds before hitting a top speed of 150mph.

Not only does the AMG GT4 look wicked fast, it actually weighs lighter than expected at just 3064 lbs. A lot of the weight reduction can be contributed to a body consisting mostly of carbon-fiber combined with an aluminum spaceframe borrowed from the GT R. But its body composition won’t compromise safety thanks to a high-strength steel roll cage, similar to what you’d find in the GT3 race car.

Other goodies fitted to the GT4 includes manually adjustable dampers, ABS braking system from AP racing, new version of AMG's traction control system, and a few aero mods. In case of track emergencies there’s even an escape hatch on the roof, built-in fire extinguisher and an option for a passenger-side safety cell. Completing the package is a set of 18-inch forged wheels with 305/660-18 section tires up front and 305/680-18 section tires out back.

According to AutoBlog, the Mercedes-AMG GT4 will go on sale later this year with a starting price of around $232,000.
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Who here will be the first to use some of these colors on their AMG GT?


Would be cool to see something like the below with the sort of colors seen above. Some great subtle styling most owners would be content with:
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305/660 and 305/680 tires? That's a different measure then I'm used to seeing. What is the 660 and 680 in units of?
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Maybe it's a Europe form of measurement for tires? I'm used to seeing the section width in mm, which is where the 305 comes in and after that is the aspect ratio followed by the wheel diameter.
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these tires are slicks so that's probably why, i don't have any experience with slicks but give they are meant for an entirely different purpose its easy to see why different numbers are used.
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I do envy those who can afford the steep $232,000 price tag because the AMG GT4 is the perfectly tuned for the track. Wheels aside, the body has a lot of carbon fiber and lightweight aluminum, compensating for the V8's weight?
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I do envy those who can afford the steep $232,000 price tag because the AMG GT4 is the perfectly tuned for the track. Wheels aside, the body has a lot of carbon fiber and lightweight aluminum, compensating for the V8's weight?
Correct, essentially its the race car in street application form. I guess they seen how well received other car makers had it with their offerings and had to go this route. Porsche's GT2 911 was a beast, nothing like this but the closest. Now its making a return. Now to pray for a GT1

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