Mercedes-AMG has announced the AMG GT3 Edition 50, a limited edition offering targeted at racing-enthusiast car collectors. It’s based on the GT3 racer, but has been given a striking paint finish and loaded up with additional kit, and build is set to be capped to five examples.

Matte is the order of the day for the exterior ‘real black’ finish, which the automaker says is the first outing ever on an AMG vehicle. There’s also no shortage of carbon-fibre – the front and rear diffusers, the rear aerofoil including the end plates, the flics at the front, the air intakes, the radiator grille and the side skirts are made of the stuff, and all are finished in matte.

The Edition 50 also gets AMG logos on the disc band and rear aerofoil, and there’s a silver-framed “50 Years of Driving Performance” logo – in fine-grain carbon-fibre, naturally – to be found on the doors of the car. An open Performance exhaust system also finds its way on, and the restrictor has been removed to offer improved performance.

The interior continues on with the theme. The roll cage and the visible parts of the floor assembly follow the exterior paint scheme, while the dashboard, sills, door panels, vent pipe and centre console are styled in matte black carbon-fibre.

Contrast comes from silver-coloured six-point seat belts and a racing steering wheel spider finished in silver, and additional AMG logos and a special Edition 50 numbered plaque provide extra detailing.

Inside, the “50 Years” logo make its way on to the seat belts, and there’s even a car cover sporting the logo to remind owners what’s underneath when covered. The five who get the car will also get an Ingenieur Chronograph Sport Edition “50th Anniversary of Mercedes?AMG” watch from IWC Schaffhausen, customised in the style of the vehicle.