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The name’s a stretch, but this isn’t the first time you have or will, see or hear about the Mercedes-AMG GT “GT3.” Revealed first as a pure track machine, we later showed you a few pictures of what appeared to be a road-legal version of the car on a tour of the Nurburgring circuit.

This time around, our spy photographers have managed to catch the car undergoing some tests on public roads, attempting a few exciting corners, by the looks of it.

And just like before, the version of the GT here has a far more aggressive aerodynamic package to it – one like we’ve never seen on the regular GT or hotter GT S. At the front, a more extreme bumper is visible under the full camo outfit, while at the rear, there huge rear wing looks to be a permanent fixture unlike the GT and GT S, which can stow it away when the extra downforce isn’t required.

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The rear bumper is wildly more aggressive too, visible with an F1-style diffuser, and a single exhaust tip sticking out from the centre of the bumper, unlike the dual tips on each end of the previous GTs in production.

It’s expected that the same 4.0 litre V8 biturbo engine (M178) from the regular GT will be used to power the hardcore GT3 road car, but do expect it to push a lot more than the current GT S’ 510 hp and 650 Nm of torque – several reports have suggested that up to 600 hp would be more like it.

With the GT, Mercedes-AMG has already thrown down the gauntlet to Stuttgart’s 911, while this GT3 will specifically aim to lock horns with the likes of the 911 GT3 and the GT3 RS. Launched here in June, the 4.0 litre twin-turbo V8 Mercedes-AMG GT S is priced at RM1.125 million.


Mercedes-AMG GT3 road car at the Nurburgring

Mercedes-AMG GT3 race car