Mercedes-AMG GmbH continues to expand its portfolio not only in road cars but also in the sporting community. During the end-of-season celebration of the company held on December 3, 2016, AMG boss Tobias Moers revealed that they are developing another race car that is configured to comply with the GT4 rules. He also showed renderings of the upcoming auto.
According to the press release of the brand, the car will be called as the “Mercedes-AMG GT4.” The AMG GT4 is based on the Mercedes-AMG GTR.
Aside from its powerful engine, AMG said that their GT4 car will be characterized by its “user-friendliness” and “excellent level” of safety. More details about the auto are yet to be officially released.
The Mercedes-AMG GT4 might carry a tweaked version of the AMG GTR’s 4.0-liter biturbo V8 engine. It is also possible that the car will get the same 6.2-liter naturally-aspirated V8 power unit of the Mercedes-AMG GT3.
From the official images of the AMG GT4 race car, many of its aerodynamic parts are based on the AMG GT3. There are several changes in the design of the bumpers, wings, air intakes, side skirts and diffuser of the AMG GT4 though. Moreover, the AMG GT4 appears to have a higher ride height than its AMG GT3 counterpart.
Information about the pricing of the AMG GT4 is not yet available. However, it is estimated to have a lower tag than the AMG GT3’s $420,000 price.