The Mercedes-AMG GT Track Series is basically a 734 hp race car that you can buy

The AMG brand is turning 55 years old, and in addition to the 55 Edition G Wagen, it has also now unveiled the Mercedes-AMG GT Track Series to celebrate its anniversary. And before you pass it off as “just another special edition model”, hear this: the Track Series is the “most powerful AMG customer car ever built”, and it’s so hardcore that it’s not even road legal.

That’s right: even though it’s for sale, you won’t be able to drive it on the road. That’s because the Mercedes-AMG GT Track Series is built according to FIA standards for car racing, which means there’s a stripped out interior, full on roll-cage, a carbon fibre driver safety cell, five-point racing harness, and even a fire extinguisher system built-in.

At the heart of the AMG GT Track Series is the same 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 as found in the Black Series, complete with the reworked flat-plane crank. However, the Track Series also gets additional motorsport fuel injectors and a tuned ECU, which boosts engine output up to 734 hp and 850 Nm of torque, or a 14 hp and 50 Nm bump over the Black Series.

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Power is sent to the rear wheels via a new Hewland HLS six-speed sequential racing transmission, plus an adjustable differential.

To go along with the amped up powertrain, the Track Series also gets racing-spec four-way adjustable Bilstein dampers that have both low-speed and high-speed settings for the rebound and compression, racing steel brakes, a 120-litre fuel tank, and a 12-mode racing traction control and ABS system to ensure you get the most out of it on track.

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While the car is, of course, super driver-focused, those standing outside can still easily tell it apart from the now-peasant-spec Black Series thanks to its aggressive aerodynamic appendages on the outside, including the extended front splitter, additional cooling ducts by the side sills, new air outlets on the wheel arches, and a tub-like air outlet on the bonnet that helps cool the engine while also increasing downforce.

Now, remember when we said it’s a race car you can buy? Well, that’s still technically true, but in practice you’ll probably have to be really lucky to even get your hands on one (even if you have the cash ready) because Mercedes will only be building 55 units (no prizes for guessing why) of these.

The Mercedes-AMG GT Track Series starts at EUR369,000 (approx. RM1.7 million) before tax, and comes with air conditioning as standard. Lucky you.



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