Mercedes-AMG GT2 Takes on New Drivers

The Mercedes-AMG GT2 is the latest track-only customer racing 707-HP V8 engine coupe designed to compete in GT2 races. Positioning itself as Affalterbach’s homologated race car to complement the GT3 and GT4, the GT2 is aimed at amateur race drivers and bridges the gap between the two existing track-only racers.

The Mercedes-AMG GT2 comes with a four-liter twin-turbo V8 delivering 707 HP, and up to 590 lb-ft. of torque and a sequential six-speed racing gearbox with an adjustable self-locking differential and shift paddles mounted on the steering wheel that allows it to go 0-62 MPH in about 2 seconds. This rear-positioned gearbox is connected to the engine via a carbon torque tube and complemented by a highly-configurable set of shock absorbers and anti-roll bars.

Its newly designed aerodynamic kit includes a rear wing engineered from the ground up with a large air outlet, and louvers in the carbon swan neck wings for better performance. The driver safety cell, 120-liter fuel tank, hood, and other components, use carbon fiber allowing the car to weigh less than 3,086 lbs. The AMG GT2 runs on forged 18” AMG center-lock wheels with 325/660 in the front and 325/705-18 at the rear and uses safety technology adapted from the GT3 and GT4.

Before going on sale later in 2023, the race car will be subjected to fine-tuning in the following weeks, with plans to perform endurance tests in real-world racing conditions in the nxt GT2 European Series season. 

Pricing information hasn’t been announced, though stay tuned as more information should be available as the car’s release nears.


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