Mercedes-AMG's New GT4 Car Is Exactly What A Racecar Should Look Like

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Last year, the GT4 class became one of the hottest races in motorsport, thanks to the new McLaren, Porsche, Ford, and soon, BMW GT4 cars.

In 2017, Mercedes-AMG will enter the segment with their GT4 car, a racer based on the 550 bhp track-spec AMG GT R.

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The company made the announcement during the end-of-season awards dinner held in Stuttgart, with the timeline for the car's international debut a mystery.

"The development of the AMG GT4 racecar is another important step in the expansion of our Mercedes-AMG motorsport program," said AMG's Chairman, Tobias Moers.

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The Mercedes' GT4 car will be based on the new AMG GT R, which comes with a 4.0-litre, twin-turbo V8 that can produce 550 bhp.

Mercedes-AMG now joins the club with BMW and Ford in having confirmed GT4 programs.

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