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Mercedes-AMG GT S takes on Safety Car role for DTM

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The Mercedes-AMG GT S is set to replace the previous C 63 AMG Coupe Black Series as the new safety car starting from the second DTM race this year at the EuroSpeedway Lausitz (29 to 31 May 2015).

Just like its counterpart from the Formula 1 World Championship, the DTM Official Safety Car is powered by a 4.0-litre twin turbo V8 channeling 375kW and 650Nm to the rear wheels. The drivetrain of the Safety Car is identical to that used on the road-going version of the AMG GT S, which means the spring from rest to 100km/h takes just 3.8 seconds, en route to a top speed of 310km/h.

As music to the ears for the fans in the stands, the GT S is fitted with a modified AMG performance exhaust system for an even more striking AMG V8 engine sound. The Safety Car is also equipped with the AMG Dynamic Plus package, which comprises dynamic engine and transmission mounts, tauter spring and damper tuning, more negative camber at the front axle and an adapted speed-sensitive sports steering system.

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The Safety Car runs on particularly light cross-spoke forged wheels with fully integrated wheel bolt covers. The forged wheels painted in matt black with high-sheen rim flanges are fitted with tyres in standard size 265/35 R19 on 9 x 19 (front) and 295/30 R20 on 11 x 20 (rear). This wheel/tyre combination is also optionally available to customers for the Mercedes-AMG GT and the GT S.

The AMG-GT S Safety Car will be deployed on track driven by racing driver Jürgen Kastenholz.

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