Following set of vey intriguing sketches, Mercedes-Benz motorsport arm now releases the first official pictures of the new Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM race car. Based on the new C63 AMG Coupe, the new racer will enter the German touring car championship from 2016 season.
Now, those of you who know a thing or two about DTM will find the visual features of the 2016 Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM very familiar. In true DTM style, the car features a massive aero kit with extra large front splitter and rear spoiler, complete with extended wheel arches and wings and flaps everywhere. The first C63 DTM also wears a new livery that it shares with a production version of the C63 AMG called Edition 1, which we will look at in a separate post.
To give you more technical details on the Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM, the car features a carbon fibre monocoque with steel roll cage, front, lateral and rear crash structures, while bonnet, doors, side panels and wings are also in carbon fibre. The aero kit consists of front splitter and side panels, flat bottom, front and rear diffusers, rear wing. Underneath, the DTM racer features a V8 engine, 6-speed transverse-mounted gearbox, mechanical differential lock without traction control, carbon fibre driveshaft, and 3-plate carbon fibre clutch operated by foot pedal.
“The new Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupé will again set new standards for driving dynamics and design. So, the vehicle provides the ideal basis for our DTM car,” said Head of Mercedes-AMG DTM Ulrich Fritz. “I’m already looking forward to seeing the new Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM compete in 2016. Our aim with this vehicle is, of course, to continue the Mercedes-Benz success story in the DTM.”