Developed from the road-going Mercedes-AMG GT and the successor to the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3, the Mercedes-AMG GT3 is Mercedes-Benz's entry for the 2015 motorsport season, 2016 Blancpain Endurance Series, and 2016 Super GT GT300 season.
The Mercedes-AMG GT3 is a track-oriented but road-legal sports car by Mercedes-Benz, unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. It is the successor to the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3. The car was made available to customers between late 2015 to early 2016.
From 2015 onwards, the Mercedes-AMG GT3 was also Mercedes-Benz's entry for the majority of racing competitions the company participates in.
The AMG GT3 is powered by a 6.3 liter naturally aspirated V8 engine, sourced from its predecessor, the SLS AMG GT3, which allows the car a 0-60 of 3.6 seconds.
The chassis of the car is made from lightweight but rigid aluminum spaceframe. Most of the other components of the car body (cars doors, diffuser etc.), however, are made from carbon fiber to reduce weight.
On top of that, the AMG GT3 also features 6-speed sequencial racing transmission, double wishbone suspension and a high-strength steel rollcage to protect the driver and passengers.
Made to be the top-of-the-line Class B car, the Mercedes-AMG GT3 has the following rank statistics:
- Starting rank: 1307
- MAX rank: 1543
- MAX+PRO rank: 1686
- 0808 Elite Tuning rank: 1692
- Tuning Kit bonus: +49
As usual, the best Elite Tuning configuration for this car is: minimum (0), maximum (8), minimum (0), and maximum (8).
As expected for its rank in Class B, the Mercedes-AMG GT3 has a great launch and acceleration, rivaling the Holden Coupe 60. Compared to the Holden Coupe 60, the Mercedes-AMG GT3 has considerably better nitro efficiency (8/13/18) compared to the latter's 10/15/20. This rating is not bad, but also not good.
The GT3, while certainly not the best handling car, still has decent drifting and handling which could be considered equal to, if not slightly inferior to that of the Holden Coupe 60.
The AMG GT3 also has one of the superior top speed to most B class cars despite its nitro reliance.
Overall, given the AMG GT3's all-rounded stats, it is generally considered one of the best B class cars and can obtain some of the fastest timing on most maps among the B class cars.
This is a summary of how the AMG GT3 performs against other top-tier B Class cars:
- On short tracks, it is beaten only by the McLaren MP4/8 and BMW M2 Special Edition, the latter owing to its higher top speed and the former the much faster acceleration.
- On medium tracks, virtually only the M2 SE can beat it owing to its extremely similar performance but higher top speed. It is also the only car faster than the B Class car with more or less similar stats.
- On long tracks, the AMG GT3 mainly faces off against the M2 SE, Holden Coupe 60, Ferrari GTC4Lusso and Estoque for their slightly higher top speed but other similar performance.
Given the AMG GT3's excellent performance for its class, it is overall one of the best choice for B-class events and Heat Cups, where it can achieve the top 100 often despite the slight edge the M2 SE has over it.
On the other hand, long tracks like Tokyo may tell a different story – the Mercedes-AMG GT3 suffers from its poorer top speed compared to the Holden Coupe 60 and Lamborghini Estoque, which means that while the Mercedes-AMG GT3 drifts to recover lost nitro on the long straights, the Holden Coupe 60 might gain a chance of already getting ahead of the GT3 due to its superior top speed in Class B. Despite this, the GT3 still equals or beats the Holden Coupe 60 in the vast majority of tracks.
If tuned properly and not too high, the Mercedes-AMG GT3 can be a good car to use in Multiplayer, also benefiting from its Elite tuning. However, this acts as a double-sided blade; the Elite status means that the AMG GT3 cannot play too many consecutive Multiplayer matches. Hence, it is recommended to use this car in conjunction with other good Multiplayer cars the player possesses.
With the Fall Out Boy Update, the AMG GT3 has lost its dominance to the BMW M2 Special Edition, as the M2 SE is 1.7 km/h faster than the AMG GT3, has no Elite Status, better nitro efficiency and a higher raw top speed. However, the AMG GT3 still can obtain top 100 in leaderboards if the driver is skilled enough.
As of the Motorcycles Update, the GT3 costs 3,400 to purchase and 2,287,500 or 13,190 to max out. Initially, the GT3 could be bought for 1,000,000 or 6,250, but has its price changed on the 19th January 2018; however, when on sale it is offered to the player for its old price of 1,000,000 along with 50% off on its normal token price. This change was disliked by many players, but to make up for the change, Gameloft made the Ferrari GTC4Lusso purchasable with .
The AMG GT3 was revived as a 4 day Champions Clash during July 28-August 1, 2017 as the car prize for the top 10 players.
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