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SLS AMG GT3 Heads to AMG Driving Academy

The prestigious AMG Driving Academy will be getting the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3, with the racing-spec luxury grand tourer slated to be the car of choice for its highly demanding MASTER level program this year. The program will have four stages or modules, including Experience, Warm-up, Training and Competition. The first module will see participants get some much-needed experience by driving a road-spec SLS AMG, after which they’ll get to sit behind the wheel of the SLS AMG GT3—albeit led around a race track by another vehicle. After that, they will then get to experience the vehicle from the passenger’s seat as they are driven around the circuit for some… Continue Reading »

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Merc SLS AMG GT3 Bags 3rd in Dubai

It looks like the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 is taking its 2010 success straight into the new year, with its first trophy in 2011: a third-place finish at the 24-hour Dubai race that was held just this previous weekend. Mind you, it was the first try of the vehicle at this event, so bagging bronze is pretty decent if you ask us. The drivers for the 3rd-placer No. 7 car were Thomas Jager, Jan Seyffarth, Kenneth Heyer plus Sean Paul Breslin. The race took place at the Dubai Autodrome’s Grand Prix Circuit, spanning 5.39 kilometers of race track where some 350 drivers spanning 20 countries driving 84 cars participated. “The… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 Successful in the Second VLN Race

The SLS AMG GT3 culminated with success in its second racing appearance in the 9th race of the VLN long-distance championship held at Nurburgring. The victorious gullwing with a starting number of 738 was operated by the private team Black Falcon, with Thomas Jäger and Christoper Haase being the primary drivers. According to the statement of Thomas Jäger, “We’re all delighted with the first victory of the SLS AMG GT3 on its second outing here on the North Loop. Despite difficult weather conditions, we had a problem-free race. The gullwing is not only fast, but it also impresses with its excellent stability. Today, we again collected valuable knowledge to assist… Continue Reading »

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SLS AMG GT3 tearing through its testing phases

With the entry of the another contender into FIA’s GT3 line up, the sport has just been made classier and more competitive. Mercedes-Benz is currently fine tuning the 2011 SLS AMG GT3 to be battle once the next season begins. As with any Mercedes-Benz fan, you’re likely waiting for news of how much it would cost you to own a GT3. Well, the most standard version of the GT3 fetches around 397,460 euros, which is roughly around $550,000, including 19 percent Value Added Tax. Of course, it’s a far cry from what appears in this video, which is receiving full factory support and undergoing tons of testing to make it… Continue Reading »

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SLS AMG GT3 up for VLN testing

If you are part of two fortunate teams participating at the next VLN endurance championship races, then you’ll get the chance to see and work on the SLS AMG GT3 as it takes a spin around the track. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be up close and personal with the GT3, and it’s going to happen on October 16 and 30. Each day of testing will last for approximately four hours, and all the testing data that’ll be collected will be used in further development of the GT3. So if you ever dreamed of being like Ayrton Senna is to the Honda NSX, or Michael Schumacher… Continue Reading »

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The SLS AMG GT3 goes online

Let’s see. You’re a big Mercedes-Benz fan, and nothing would please you more than to own and drive your very own SLS AMG super car. The problem is, you can’t. Whether it be financial or just because of availability of the SLS AMG in your country. But maybe you can settle for the next best thing online—a website dedicated to the FIA-spec version of the SLS AMG, the GT3. Of course, you’re all aware that Mercedes-Benz hasn’t really released detailed specs of the GT3. But think about this—you get a lot less weight from all the modifications that AMG put into the GT3, so imagine how a 6.3-liter V8 will… Continue Reading »

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SLS GT3 crashes in track debut

Kudos to Frikadelli Racing Team for sourcing this exclusive video of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 crashing in its track debut. Not that we’re too happy about the GT3 meeting tragedy. In fact, it’s heartbreaking to see something so full of potential screwing up on the track at high speed. You can’t help but blame the driver, especially once you’re caught in fascination by the GT3’s unique beauty and finesse. Frikadella’s onboard camera caught the action while rolling on their Porsche racecar behind the GT3. The Gullwing was being driven by five-time DTM champion-now AMG brand ambassador Bernd Schneider when it crashed into Christian Hohenadel’s Corvette on the very first… Continue Reading »

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