Mercedes-AMG is teasing a new race car that will compete in the 2016 DTM series.
Based on the new 2016 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe, the new race car will begin competing during the 2016 season. Mercedes’ current DTM formula seems mostly unchanged on the new car, which features a full aerodynamic makeover and a massive rear wing, much like the brand’s current DTM entrant.
“The new Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupé will again set new standards for driving dynamics and design. So, the vehicle provides the ideal basis for our DTM car,” said Head o fMercedes-AMG DTM Ulrich Fritz. “I’m already looking forward to seeing the new Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM compete in 2016. Our aim with this vehicle is, of course, to continue the Mercedes-Benz success story in the DTM.”
A new 4.0-liter V8, capped at 500 hp, will power the race car, sending its power to the rear wheels through a six-speed sequential gearbox.
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