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Mercedes-AMG is coming to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2017.
Mercedes-Benz USA and Mercedes-AMG unveiled their plans on Wednesday morning to join the IMSA WeatherTech Championship. Riley Motorsports will race two Mercedes-AMG GT3 cars in the GT Daytona class.
One of the team’s cars will run as AMG-Team Riley Motorsports, and the other as WeatherTech Racing.
Additional teams are expected to race the Mercedes-AMG GT3 cars as customer teams.
“We are thrilled to see the three-pointed star compete in North America’s premier endurance racing series in 2017,” said Dietmar Exler, president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA. “Our Mercedes-AMG GT3 race car has already proven itself in worldwide competition and should quickly become a fan favorite. We are very excited about our prospects for the 2017 racing season.”
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 Black Series has confirmed its availability in the United States, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 Black Series is a modification of the powerful AMG Mercedes SLS and stunning design. Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 Black Series is still using the wing doors like the Mercedes-Benz AMG SLS so it is very interesting. Other variants of the Mercedes SLS hardcore, street-legal version of the upcoming GT3 race car will not come to America, Moers said. AMG did not think a low potential sales volume would justify the huge cost of re-certification of the car to the US market.
Talking to Motor Trend, Tobias Moers – Director of Vehicle Development at Mercedes-AMG GmbH – said, “We really have to do the Black Series” of the SLS AMG. He declined to provide additional detailed information about the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 Black Series, but the other info mentioned that the modification of Mercedes SLS AMG will use the engine capacity of 6.3 liter V8 capable of producing power 600 hp (447 kW/608 PS) and peak torque 677 Nm (499 lb-ft).