New Formula One safety car unveiled
Mercedes AMG has unveiled the new Formula One safety and medical cars for the 2015 season, the GT S and C 63 S.
Both cars will make their debut when the season kicks off in Australia next week.
The new safety car, the second sports car developed independently by Mercedes-AMG, is powered by a 510bhp 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine.
The GT S accelerates from a standing start to 100km/h in 3.8 seconds and can reach of 310 km/h.
The car is fitted with a modified exhaust system for a more striking engine sound.
The GT S includes an AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission, the same used by the series production unit.
German Bernd Maylander will be again the man in charge of driving the car.
"The gull-wing SLS AMG was my official car in Formula 1 for five years," Maylander said.
"Now I'm looking forward to the new Mercedes-AMG GT S, which I have been fortunate enough to get to know during its development phase.
"The new AMG sports car won me over immediately with its high-calibre race track performance."
The former DTM driver also works as an instructor for the AMG Driving Academy and as a Mercedes-Benz brand ambassador at selected events.
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