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Mercedes SLS GT3 Production: Seat Fitting

Mercedes Benz SLS AMG GT3 at Mercedes SLS GT3 Production: Seat Fitting

The new episode of Mercedes AMG series chronicling the production of Mercedes SLS GT3 race car takes us inside the car, literally, and show us the process of fitting the seat to the driver’s specifications.

That might sound like a mundane thing to you, but it is one of the most crucial parts of developing a good race car. The driving position is hugely important, but more than that they have to make sure the driver can get in and out of the car easily and quickly, what with that thick roll bar in the way.

That makes the difference between winning and losing in an endurance race.

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3. The racing version of the SLS AMG has been conceived as a customer sport vehicle for participation in race series based on FIA GT3 regulations. Meticulous lightweight construction and optimized chassis, brakes and aerodynamics deliver uncompromising dynamics. It is a very well engineered car, which is why it cost roughly 400,000 Euro.

As defined in the FIA GT3 regulations, the AMG 6.3 liter V8 engine is virtually identical to that of the series production vehicle. Thanks to its low weight, the acceleration figures for the GT3 – 3.7 seconds for the sprint from 0 to 60 mph – are considerably below the already excellent figures for the series production vehicle. Depending on gear ratio, the top speed is more than 186 mph.

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