Mercedes-AMG GT Track Series comes with 778-hp V8 engine 

Updated Mar 31, 2022 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Only 55 examples of the car will be sold.  

To coincide with its 55th anniversary, Mercedes-AMG has launched its most powerful customer sports car ever. It’s simply called the GT Track Series, and it is a no-nonsense sports car designed to provide all-out performance on the race track.  

A picture of the GT Track Series

The Mercedes-AMG GT Track Series

Of note, only 55 units of the Mercedes-AMG GT Track Series will be sold. It is similar to the Mercedes-Benz GT Black Series, and it shares many qualities with the GT3 and GT4 models. As per its name, this new model is a track-only car, and is therefore non-road legal.  

Under the hood of this very aggressive-looking vehicle is a 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine. This is the same V8 from the GT Black Series, though it has been enhanced further to be able to produce up to 778 horsepower and 850 Nm of torque. 

For its transmission, it uses the sequential Hewland HLS 6-speed racing gearbox. To send power to the car’s rear wheels, this model then uses a carbon fiber torque tube. Then for suspension systems, it comes with Bilstein dampers that feature different settings for compression levels and ride height. 

As a race car, the GT Track Series’ interior is utilitarian at best. It does have a bucket seat, but the dashboard is mainly carbon fiber. The steering wheel isn’t even a wheel at all, and instead it comes in the form of a yoke with paddle shifters and an array of buttons.  

A picture of the rear of the Mercedes-AMG GT Track Series

Its exterior features plenty of carbon fiber

Also present inside the car are adjustable pedals, a fully programmable Bosch driver display unit, a fire extinguisher system, a five-point safety harness, a roll cage made out of high-tensile steel, and an extrication hatch positioned on the car’s roof. All these qualify the car for Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) standards. 

And no, it doesn’t have electric windows, sound proofing, or even soft touch surfaces. Heck, the door handle consists of a simple strap. 

Then again, the GT Track Series does come with some familiar safety features that you’d find in a regular car. Only, these are rated for track conditions. These include a competition-grade anti-lock braking system, as well as the AMG traction control system.  

Lastly, the exterior, as we’ve said, looks very aggressive. It does have the same rakish silhouette as the standard Mercedes-AMG GT, though it has a markedly larger grille. Also present are a pair of LED headlamps, a set of AMG 18-inch light alloy wheels, carbon fiber side mirrors, a sizable carbon fiber wing, and plenty of red and black AMG decals. 

A picture of the GT Track Series' interior.

The interior is spartan, but it is guaranteed to keep you safe in the event of a crash on the race track

So, how much dough does one need to fork out for the GT Track Series? Well, it starts at € 369,000. That’s around Php 21,400,000 before taxes, delivery fees, and whatnot. For added comfort, there’s also an optional seat and helmet ventilation system. 

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Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.


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