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Mercedes-AMG GT S Debuts As DTM Safety Car

The Mercedes-AMG GT S is considered as among the best luxury supercars in the market. But, it appears that some people have other plans for this supercar from the German luxury vehicle manufacturer. The AMG GT S is set to make its first appearance as the official safety vehicle during the second DTM race, as shown on a report from The sports car will serve as a replacement for the C63 AMG Black Series, which was used as the DTM safety car at the EuroSpeedway Lausitz from 2012 until 2014. The Mercedes-AMG GT S will feature a light bar installed on its roof along with the Edition 1 aerodynamics… Continue Reading »


Formula One Safety and Medical Cars Unveiled

The new safety and medical cars that will be used in the 2015 season of Formula One have just been unveiled. Of course, due to the reliability and performance of Mercedes-AMG cars, two of its popular models were once again chosen for the sport. First, the Mercedes-AMG GT S has been chosen as the Formula One safety car. The vehicle replaces the SLS AMG gullwing that has served in F1 for five years. Under the hood of the car is a 4.0-liter biturbo V8 engine capable of providing up to 503 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. The power is distributed through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox with manual shifting option. It… Continue Reading »


Video: The AMG Safety Car Story

Ah, the safety car. It is one of the fixtures of Formula One races, not only because it has been a hot Mercedes-Benz AMG model for the past several years, but also because of the role it plays in each and every F1 weekend. It’s true that most of us only see the safety car for brief stints during the warmup lap and in some unfortunate stretches of the race. It’s a good thing, then, that the official AMG channel on YouTube has presented us with a video that gives us an inside track on the safety car. In the video, we see Bernd Maylander, longtime F1 safety car driver,… Continue Reading »


Mercedes-AMG F1 Safety Cars Caught Playing On Track

Often enough, we see the silver cars of F1’s safety and medical teams going around the track whenever a race incident occurs. Long a mainstay of Formula 1, Mercedes’s AMG cars are a sight as familiar as the pit crews of the various teams. But that’s just about all we see, glimpses of F1’s safety and medical cars. Now, the Mercedes-AMG support cars are given center stage in this video. On it, we see the C63 AMG estate that’s used as the medical car and the SLS AMG safety taking to the track at speed. And on this rare occasion, we not only get to see but hear them as… Continue Reading »


The 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG DTM Safety Car

Watch the video: The 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG DTM Safety Car What is it about racing that inspires drivers to go all out on the track? Is it the hunger for victory? Or perhaps the fame and glory? Whatever it is, there’s got to be someone on the sidelines ready to pounce in just in case a driver goes too wild or something goes wrong mechanically. For this year’s DTM racing series, that role is bestowed upon the 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Safety Car. If you know your motorsports, it won’t be any surprise to you that despite all the hardwork and inspiration put into the base sedan by AMG, it’ll… Continue Reading »


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