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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.

See more pics of the Merc SLS AMG 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.

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