The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 '11 is a race car produced by Mercedes-Benz developed under FIA GT3 regulations. It appears in Gran Turismo 6 and Gran Turismo Sport. It is set to reappear in Gran Turismo 7.
"A Mercedes supersport tailored to FIA GT3 regulations."
The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, which debuted at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, was a super sportscar developed independently by AMG, the high performance car development division that also serves as the motorsports division of Mercedes.
It was immediately in the spotlight all over the world for having gull-winged doors reminiscent of the famous 300 SL, and for the fact that it had performance specs on par with Italian rivals.
Mounted front-mid engine in the all aluminium space frame was the M159, a tuned 6.2 litre V8 engine based on the AMG63 series engine. It produced 563 BHP and 66.3 kgfm of torque and combined with a Getrag 7-speed DCT, it achieves 0-100 km/h in 3.8 seconds with a top speed of 317 km/h.
The SLS AMG GT3 was a racing car based on this SLS AMG, modified to comply with FIA GT3 regulations.
The front and rear bumpers and side sills have been changed to a more aerodynamic design, adding an adjustable wing at the rear. The front/rear wings were also widened, and a cooling duct was added to the bonnet. Aside from being functional, the styling is notably more aggressive. The engine is shared with the commercial car, and though there are no official figures, it is said to have been tuned to exceed 591 BHP.
The transmission was changed to a full racing 6-speed sequential with paddle shifters. Composite brakes were utilised with competition ABS, the steering was made direct-ratio and the car was given a special adjustable suspension.
This car participated in races starting in 2011 and out of the 101 races it took part in this year, it won 25 times.
This car can be bought at the Mercedes-Benz dealership for 435,000 Credits. It has a detailed interior.
This car can be purchased in the Mercedes-Benz section of Brand Central for 450,000 Credits. It can also be obtained by signing a Manufacturer Series contract with Mercedes-Benz, which is valid for one Manufacturer Series season and allows the car to be used in Manufacturer Series races.
- In GT6, it was not possible to add driver numbers to the car until version 1.12.
- The default livery of the car in GT Sport and GT7 appears to be based on #9 HTP Motorsport car used at 2011 24 Hours of Dubai.
- If the default livery is removed, the car would basically revert to the GT6 version of the car. Note that a blank livery without a custom paint color or a decal applied cannot be shared.
- The #35 on the car's number box is a reference to the 2011 Black Falcon SLS AMG GT3 that raced in the Blancpain Endurance Series.