The silly season is winding down and racing has moved front and center in the minds of many. It's why we're seeing a lot of automakers lately introduce their newest racers, and in particular the upcoming Geneva Motor Show appears like it will be fertile ground for many a motorsports debut. On that list of revealers will be Mercedes-Benz, which has announced the coming of its Mercedes-AMG GT3 at the exhibition.
The revelation included a single image of the car from head on and very little else, leaving much to the imagination. We do know the Mercedes-AMG GT3 will be based on the road-going 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT and GT S, a vehicle that packs a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 engine and a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The regular GT model produces 456hp and 443 lb-ft of torque, while the GT S outputs 503hp and 469 lb-ft. The Mercedes-AMG GT3 succeeds the SLS AMG GT3 race car.
Racing customers worldwide, including those in the US, will be able to purchase the GT3-spec machine through AMG Customers Sports in Affalterbach, Germany. We'll have more details and images of the car when it officially drops March 5.