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Video: Merc SLS GT3
Accidents have made this year’s F1 season most enjoyable.
Not because of the fire, aerobatics, destruction or death-defying pile-ups of course, but because the SLS AMG safety car has to be deployed. And if you’re unaware, the SLS AMG makes a GOOD noise. So we got excited when news hit of the SLS GT3.
The SLS AMG GT3 is available to order for next year’s FIA-approved GT3 races with deliveries starting in February, and packs a 6.2-litre V8 with an as-yet undetermined power output. The standard car remember, produces a meat-flavoured 563bhp, so the stripped-out GT3 version should be quite unhinged.
Apparently, Mercedes says the base SLS is so awesome, the transformation into GT3 racer wasn’t as difficult as imagined. It does, obviously, get a lower stance, new bodykit, racing brakes, a big wing, a blah blah blah - let’s get to the point: it sounds FANTASTIC. Seriously. It’s good.
Here are 21 minutes of the monster Merc testing around the Eurospeedway Lausitz, mixed with a bit of pit-stop action.
Stop what you’re doing, turn it up and remind yourself why AMG rules.