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Mercedes-AMG GT2 PRO Unleashes Unrivaled Power and Innovation

Mercedes-AMG continues its push to alter racing with the unveiling of the Mercedes-AMG GT2 PRO, a non-homologated race car tailored for track day enthusiasts. This high-performance machine, based on the 2022 Mercedes-AMG GT2, offers an impressive array of groundbreaking features and a design that’s set to dominate the circuit. Push2Pass Function: An Innovative Power Surge According to Mercedes-Benz, a standout element of the Mercedes-AMG GT2 PRO is its groundbreaking Push2Pass function. With the simple push of a button on the steering wheel, this operation temporarily boosts the already impressive 707 hp of the AMG 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine to an astonishing 750 hp. This short-burst power unleashes an entirely new… Continue Reading »


Top 3 Highlights of the Mercedes-AMG GT3 Race Car

The Mercedes-AMG GT3 was introduced in 2015, and since then, no significant upgrades followed. So to keep up with the ever-changing landscape of the automotive world, particularly the sport of racing, a new model of the car was just unveiled before the 24 Hours of Nurburgring. The new race car features upgrades intended to woo more customer racing teams. The AMG GT3 is scheduled to go on sale in the late part of 2019. The race car is highlighted by its high performance, better design and lower running costs compared to its predecessor. 1. Better Performance The AMG GT3 keeps the naturally-aspirated 6.3-liter V8 engine it inherited from the SLS… Continue Reading »


Forza Horizon 3 DLC Features Mercedes-AMG GT R in Wintertime

The all-powerful Mercedes-AMG GT R makes its way again to the new downloadable content (DLC) of the Forza Horizon 3 racing simulator video game for the Windows 10 and Xbox One platforms. The expansion of the game is called “Blizzard Mountain.” The DLC of the Turn 10 Studios & Playground Games racing series was released just in time for the winter in December last year. As its name implies, the expansion allows players to experience exploring the peak of Blizzard Mountain in an open world environment. The new feature adds new races in the blizzards and other winter weather format challenges. The Snow Drift bucket list challenge introduced in the DLC lets… Continue Reading »


All-Women Team Represent Mercedes-Benz in Mille Miglia

An all-women team will be representing Mercedes-Benz Classic in the upcoming Mille Miglia. According to Daimler, race car driver and new brand ambassador of “She’s Mercedes” Susie Wolff will be riding in the cockpit of a Mercedes-Benz 300 SL (W198) with the legendary driver Ellen Lohr who is the only woman to ever win a DTM race. The company said that the decision to have the two women represent Mercedes is to highlight the “She’s Mercedes” program. The initiative uses an Internet platform to build a network that will let successful women to share their views, ideas, and contacts. It also allows them access to exclusive event formats present in… Continue Reading »


Customer Teams Give Mercedes-AMG Welcome Victories

Over the weekend, there was more than the F1 race for Mercedes to consider. Despite the less than podium showing of the factory F1 team in Singapore, Mercedes’ customer teams brought welcome cheer to racing headquarters by finishing first in three different series events and a second in another. First of all, the HEICO-Gravity Charouz has won both team and driver’s titles in FIA GT3 European Championship while the ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport took over the lead in the FIA GT1 World Championship as a result of its consistent race results. In the Australian GT Championship meanwhile, 1st and second places were won by Erebus Racing.  The venerable Black Falcon team also placed 2nd and… Continue Reading »


Mercedes’ Racing Driver Who Never Competed

Most of today’s car enthusiasts, Mercedes-specific or otherwise, would not know who Rudolf Uhlenhaut was. Born in London to a German banker and his English wife, Rudi, as he has become known, was an engineer who joined Mercedes-Benz in the 1930s. Working at first under engineer Fritz Nallinger with the development of the model 170V, Uhlenhaut eventually became head of the Mercedes-Benz racing department, which produced such notable Mercedes race cars as the W125 (dominant in the 1937 GPs), the W154, W194 and the W196. These cars were all race and championship winners. But as admirable as Uhlenhaut’s engineering skills were his driving skills. He could drive with the best… Continue Reading »


Erebus Mercedes team takes 1-2 win at Australian GT

If you’re not the kind of fan who drools over a photo of an F1 car, then you might be someone who’s more interested in race cars which look a lot more like their roadside counterparts. We’re talking about GT cars — or the Sergeant Security Australian GT Championship to be exact — held at Philip Island. Wet, cold weather was the setting which Peter Hackett and James Brock had to endure while in the helms of their Erebus Mercedes-Benz SLS GT3s. They were grinding teeth with the Dodge Viper GT3 and Ferrari 458 GT3s in Pro-Am format. “It was remarkable for our team, as it was only the second… Continue Reading »


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