Nürburg/Affalterbach, Sep 23, 2013 -
Maximilian Buhk (GER) is the new champion of the Blancpain Endurance Series 2013. The 20-year-old who is a HTP Motorsport driver, won the final race at Nürburgring with a SLS AMG GT3 together with his team colleagues Bernd Schneider and Maximilian Götz (both GER). The two gullwing cars entered by Black Falcon finished eighth and 13th. Preci Spark retired after an accident.
Montmeló/Affalterbach, Sep 9, 2013 -
Today, Swiss AMG customer team, Hofor Racing, won the Barcelona 24-hour race. The SLS AMG GT3 with drivers Michael Kroll, Roland Eggimann (both SUI), Kenneth Heyer (GER) and Christiaan Frankenhout (NED) finished the endurance race with an advantage of ten laps over the second-placed team. With this victory in the Barcelona 24-hour race, the SLS AMG GT3 has managed to win four consecutive endurance racing classics in a row in 2013: Dubai/United Arab Emirates (January), Nürburgring/Germany (May) and Spa-Francorchamps/Belgium (July). Two of the three SLS AMG GT3 that had taken the start also made it to the finish in the Barcelona 24 Hours.
Affalterbach/Stuttgart, Sep 4, 2013 -
The CLA 45 AMG Racing Series concept car that is celebrating its world premiere at the IAA in Frankfurt/Main provides a preview of another customer sport racing car from Mercedes-AMG. The CLA 250 Sport, meanwhile, can also be labelled as "engineered by AMG". Following its debut at the IAA, this sporty standard production model will be arriving in dealer showrooms in December 2013.
Affalterbach, Sep 4, 2013 -
World premiere at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt/Main: The CLA 45 AMG Racing Series concept car provides a preview of a further customer sports racing car from Mercedes-AMG, alongside the world success of the SLS AMG GT3 gullwing racing car. Authentic motor racing genes, competitive technology and a spectacular design – the near-series four-door CLA 45 AMG Racing Series high-performance Coupé is intended for the avidly followed race series with turbocharged 2.0-litre cars.
Spa-Francorchamps/Affalterbach, Jul 30, 2013 -
Four starts, four victories: the impressive track record of the SLS AMG GT3 in the 2013 motorsport season got a new highlight. After winning the GT endurance classics of Dubai/United Arab Emirates (January), Bathurst/Australia (February) and the Nürburgring/Germany (May) this year, the Spa-Francorchamps 24-hour race was won today. Thus, the SLS AMG GT3 managed to win the “Grand Slam” of classic GT3 endurance races.
Affalterbach, Jul 23, 2013 -
Six SLS AMG GT3 will be up to race in the Spa-Francorchamps 24 Hours. Five AMG customer teams will be competing with the gullwing racecar in the endurance racing classic in the Belgian Ardennes region: HTP Gravity Charouz, Fortec Motorsports, ROWE RACING, Black Falcon and Preci-Spark.
Nürburg/Affalterbach, May 22, 2013 -
Mercedes-Benz and AMG today secured the first overall win in the 24-Hours of Nürburgring. Bearing starting number 9, Black Falcon with Bernd Schneider (Germany), Jeroen Bleekemolen (Netherlands), Sean Edwards (GB) and Nicki Thiim (Denmark) went from sixth position on the grid to finish the legendary endurance race 2:39 minutes ahead of the second placed car after 88 laps.
Affalterbach , May 15, 2013 -
A week prior to the start of the legendary 24 Hours Nürburgring, the race gullwing cars of the different AMG Customer Teams continue to be on the course of success. The second race weekend of the ADAC GT Masters took place in Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. In the first race on Saturday, 11st May, 2013, Maximilian Götz and Maximilian Buhk (both GER) of Polarweiss Racing crossed the finish line second. Their team colleagues Andreas Simonsen (SWE) and Sergey Afanasiev (RUS) ended the race fourth.
Affalterbach, Mar 28, 2013 -
The customer sports program of Mercedes-AMG will take an active part in the 2013 racing year all over the globe. The SLS AMG GT3 will moreover start in the US for the first time. In the 2013 motorsports season, the race version of the gullwing car will take part in more than 22 race series on five continents. The German team H.T.P. Motorsport will enter three SLS AMG GT3 into the new FIA GT World. Seyffarth Motorsport will participate in the race series as well.
Dubai (UAE), Jan 14, 2013 -
Once again, the SLS AMG GT3 from the customer team Abu Dhabi by Black Falcon claimed an unchallenged victory in the Dubai 24-hour race (10th to 12th of January 2013). The gullwing car with race number 1 and the drivers Khaled Al Qubaisi (UAE), Bernd Schneider (GER), Jeroen Bleekemolen (NED) and Sean Edwards (GB) entered the race from the pole position and won the race two laps ahead. Thus the team continued its success of the previous year.
Affalterbach, Dec 18, 2012 -
AMG Customer Teams acting around the globe showed a high level of teamwork in the 2012 motorsports season. With 9 titles and 43 successes, the SLS AMG GT3 scored numerous impressive successes on four continents. One of the highlights is the winning of the driver and team title in the FIA GT3 European Championship for AMG Customer Team HEICO-Gravity Charouz, the winning of the driver and team title in the FIA GT1 World Championship by ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport, the driver and team title in the ADAC GT Masters for kfzteile24 MS RACING Team as well as the championship title for PETRONAS Syntium Team in the Japanese Super Taikyu Series.
Affalterbach, Oct 8, 2012 -
With the new SLS AMG GT3 "45th ANNIVERSARY", Mercedes-AMG is presenting an exclusively appointed special series which is aimed at car collectors with a particular penchant for motor racing. The customer sport racing car is being built by hand in a limited edition of no more than five vehicles in Affalterbach. Record DTM champion and AMG brand ambassador Bernd Schneider is involved hands-on in the production process, installing the AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine in the SLS AMG GT3 "45th ANNIVERSARY" together with an AMG engine fitter.
Affalterbach, Oct 1, 2012 -
Six titles in three championships in one week: The success rate of AMG Customer Teams with the SLS AMG GT3 is very impressive. After Maximilian Buhk (GER) and Dominik Baumann (AUT) from the AMG Customer Team HEICO-Gravity Charouz won the driver and the team title in the FIA GT3 European Championship one week ago, kfzteile24 MS RACING Team won the driver and team title in the ADAC GT Masters. In the FIA GT1 Championship, ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport also managed to win the driver and the team title.
Affalterbach, Sep 24, 2012 -
The race weekend on the 22nd/23rd September 2012 shows an impressing success rate for the AMG Customer Sports Teams which operate with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 worldwide. Three victories and ten podium positions in seven races and two championship titles – these are the pleasing results of the races on the Nürburgring and on Phillip Island (Australia).
Affalterbach, Sep 3, 2012 -
For the second time, an SLS AMG GT3 wins the Malaysia Merdeka Endurance Race (MMER). Like in 2011, the PETRONAS Syntium Team’s gullwing with Nobuteru Taniguchi (JPN), Masataka Yanagida (JPN) and Dominic Ang (MAS) came out as the winner with a dominant perfor-mance in the twelve-hour race of Sepang / Malaysia.
Affalterbach, Jul 26, 2012 -
Three AMG Customer Sports Teams take part in the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium). The race teams Black Falcon, KRK Racing and Preci-Spark will enter four SLS AMG GT3 for the endurance classic on the 28th and 29th of July. At the same time, AMG brand ambassador Bernd Schneider will support the customer sports team Preci-Spark of the ProAm category: The five-time DTM champion will share the cockpit of the gullwing car with the British brothers David and Godfrey Jones.
Affalterbach, Jul 10, 2012 -
A motorsport weekend can hardly be any more successful: AMG Customer Sports teams achieved a total of five victories in four different racing series, including two 1-2s. With this weekend’s achievements, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 once again underlines its competitiveness. In the 2012 motorsport season, the gullwing from Affalterbach, which is racing in over 15 series on four continents all over the world, has already claimed 23 victories.
Affalterbach, Jun 29, 2012 -
Around the globe, 25 customer teams have achieved exemplary good results with the SLS AMG GT3. In the motorsport season of 2012, the race version of the gullwing car starts in more than 15 race series and on four continents. So far, the customer teams have managed to achieve 18 victories in 2012 (dated 25th June 2012).
Nürburgring, May 24, 2012 -
– After 24 hours and 155 driven laps the AMG customer sports teams crossed the finish line with three of the six entered SLS AMG GT3. The gullwing car with race number 66 of the Hankook Team HEICO Motorsport, which finished the race with the highest position and was driven by Lance David Arnold (GER), Christiaan Frankenhout (NL), Pierre Kaffer (GER) und Andreas Simonsen (S) ended the endurance race in the third overall position after a commanding finish.
Monza (I) / Nürburgring (GER), Apr 17, 2012 -
Together with the Belgians Anthony Kumpen und Koen Wauters, the AMG brand ambassador and former Formula One driver Karl Wendlinger claimed the third place with the SLS AMG GT3 of the customer team KRK Racing in the first race of the season of the Blancpain Endurance Series.
Nogaro (F), Apr 12, 2012 -
During the traditional “Coupes des Pâques” at the Paul Armagnac circuit in Nogaro in the south-west of France, the FIA GT1 World Championship and the FIA GT3 European Championship started into the new season over the Easter weekend. In both series, customer teams were competing with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3.
Affalterbach, Mar 29, 2012 -
Customer Sports Programme of AMG vigourously starts the 2012 season. Altogether, more than 45 SLS AMG GT3s will be entered for more than 15 race series on four continents. The German team ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport will enter two SLS AMG GT3 for the new FIA GT1 World Championship. Six gullwing cars are expected to fight for the overall win in the 24 Hours Nürburgring. Eight SLS AMG GT3s will be entered in the German ADAC GT Masters.
Bathurst (AUS), Feb 27, 2012 -
In today's Bathurst 12 Hour Race in Australia, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 has finished in the second place. The Australian customer team of Erebus Racing with its drivers Peter Hackett (AUS), Tim Slade (AUS), Jeroen Bleekemolen (NED) and Bret Curtis (USA) came home second after having driven 270 race laps. Having started from 6th place on the grid, starting number 20 took over the lead for the first time in the third hour of the race on a wet track.
Dubai (VAE), Jan 16, 2012 -
The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 scored a commanding 1-2-3 in the Dubai 24-hour race (January 12th till 14th, 2012). The Abu Dhabi Black Falcon team claimed victory with Thomas Jäger (GER), Sean Edwards (ENG), Jeroen Bleekemolen (NED) and Khaled Al Qubaisi (UAE). After setting a new distance record of 628 race laps, final driver Al Qubaisi drove the Gullwing with starting number 3 across the finish line. This first place was also the maiden victory for the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 in a 24-hour race.
Zandvoort, Oct 17, 2011 -
– Team Heico Motorsport with their two Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3s secured the team title of the 2011 FIA GT3 European Championship in Zandvoort, Netherlands. It is the first title for the gullwing car in its first full racing season. In the final two races at Netherland’s North Sea coast, Christiaan Frankenhout/Patrick Hirsch came home fourth and sixth respectively whilst their team mates Dominik Baumann/Brice Bosi finished fifth and second. Thus, Heico Motorsport improved from third overall to the top in the final race.
Spa-Francorchamps, Jul 31, 2011 -
Black Falcon was the best of the four Mercedes-AMG customer teams with the near-production SLS AMG GT3 in the 24h race at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. After the race twice around the clock, Kenneth Heyer/Thomas Jäger/Stéphane Lémeret finished third, 10 laps behind the winners.
Affalterbach, Jul 26, 2011 -
On 30 July 2011 the customer team Black Falcon will be at the starting line of the 24-hour race in Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium) with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3. The gull-wing with start number 35 has been given the same look as the Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.8 AMG with which Hans Heyer and Clemens Schickentanz achieved a class victory and overall second place 40 years ago. Among the drivers of the SLS AMG GT3 will be Kenneth Heyer, Hans Heyer's son.
Nürburgring, Jun 26, 2011 -
The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 ended its first 24h race at the Nürburgring with positions six and seven. In the 39th ADAC Zurich 24h race, Kenneth Heyer/Thomas Jäger/Jeroen Bleekemolen/Jan Seyffarth with Black Falcon’s gullwing car came home sixth and were the best customer team with the SLS AMG GT3. They were followed by Heico Motorsport with drivers Lance David Arnold/Alexander Margaritis/Christopher Brück/Christiaan Frankenhout, who looked like podium finishers and GT3 class winners for 18 hours but dropped to seventh after 150 of the race’s 156 laps. With an excellent performance, three of the near-production gullwing cars had qualified on the first three rows underlining the high potential of performance of the SLS AMG super sports car.
Affalterbach, Jun 22, 2011 -
The 39th ADAC Zurich 24h Race at the Nürburgring on 25 and 26 June 2011 will be the first big highlight of the AMG customer sports programme with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3. For 24 hours – twice around the clock – eight near-standard gullwing cars will drive around the 25.359 kms long track; the combination of the legendary Nordschleife (“north loop”) and the new grand prix circuit is said to be the longest and most demanding permanent race track in the world. Three-times Formula One World Champion Jackie Stewart once called it the “green hell”.
Affalterbach, Jun 7, 2011 -
– It has been a success right from the beginning: The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 has already reached the top in its first racing season. 34 gullwing cars have been sold to ambitious private teams and 27 of them have already been delivered. In the world of motor racing, this can be called a successful start. As part of the Mercedes-AMG Customer Sports Programme, the SLS AMG GT3, whose design closely resembles its standard version, will be entered in races all over Europe and on different continents. During the first six weeks of the 2011 motor sport season, the fast gullwing car achieved four wins and several more good finishes in 17 races.
Oschersleben, Apr 25, 2011 -
The customer teams with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 in the ADAC GT Masters season opener at Oscherskeben showed a good team performance. In both races on Sunday and Monday, four gullwing cars each finished among the top ten.
Nürburgring, Apr 4, 2011 -
The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 started with good results into the 2011 season of the VLN series (Nürburgring Endurance Championships). Two of the gullwing cars finished third and fourth respectively. It was the first time after the development and test programme of the SLS AMG GT3, that the customer teams entered the car without factory support.
Affalterbach, Mar 30, 2011 -
The SLS AMG GT3 will shortly be embarking on its first racing season, when Saturday, 2 April 2011 sees the start of the new VLN season (Nürburgring Endurance Championships). Six customer teams will be competing on the North Loop with the racing version of the gull-wing model. The SLS AMG GT3 is perfectly prepared for use on the racetrack, as its safety concept transfers the exemplary safety level of Mercedes-Benz on road models to the racetrack.
Affalterbach/Le Castellet (France), Mar 24, 2011 -
Following the successful conclusion of the development and test programme, deliveries of the SLS AMG GT3 to customer teams are commencing as planned. A total of 31 orders have been received for the 2011 racing season, and all the vehicles will be in the hands of the customers by early July. During configuration runs on the Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet (France), the teams and racing drivers were able to familiarise themselves with the racing version of the gull-wing model and commence their setup work for the 2011 motor sport season.
Dubai (VAE), Jan 17, 2011 -
Competing as part of its final development and testing programme, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 claimed third place at its first attempt in the 24H Dubai race (13 to 15 January 2011). The gull-winged model vehicle entered by the private Black Falcon team with the starting number 7 was driven by Thomas Jäger (Munich/Germany, age 34) Jan Seyffarth (Querfurth/Germany, 24), Kenneth Heyer (Wegberg/Germany, 31) and Sean Paul Breslin (London/Great Britain, 31).
Affalterbach, Dec 21, 2010 -
Three Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3s will be at the starting line for the 24-hour race in Dubai (UAE) on 14 January 2011. This first test event in 2011 also marks the completion of the development programme for the racing version of the gullwing model. The three cars are being entered by the customer teams Black Falcon and Heico Motorsport. The 24-hour race in Dubai will serve to accumulate test kilometres and fine-tune the SLS AMG GT3 before deliveries begin at the end of February 2011
Nürburgring, Nov 2, 2010 -
Bernd Schneider (46) and Christian Mamerow (25) took third place with a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 entered by the private team Mamerow Racing during the tenth and last race of the VLN long-distance championship at the Nürburgring on Saturday. Thomas Jäger (34) and Christopher Haase (23) with an SLS AMG GT3 entered by the private team Black Falcon withdrew after eight of the 27 laps owing to a defect in the power transmission. The 4-hour race was the third test outing, and also the last race of the season for the gull-wing.
Nürburgring, Oct 18, 2010 -
At the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 raced by the private team Black Falcon, Thomas Jäger (33) and Christopher Haase (23) were victorious in the ninth race of the VLN long-distance championship on Saturday at the Nürburgring. Bernd Schneider (46) and Christian Mamerow (25), having started from pole position in a gull-wing model fielded by Mamerow-Racing, were forced to drop out on the fifth lap after a collision while lying second.
Affalterbach, Oct 14, 2010 -
The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 will once again be lining up on the starting grid at the next two races of the VLN Nürburgring endurance championship. The four-hour races on 16 and 30 October 2010 will prove helpful with clocking up additional test miles as well as the scheduled further development of the gullwing model.
Nürburgring, Sep 27, 2010 -
The new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 made its first racing appearance for the 4-hour race held on 25 September 2010 as part of the VLN Nürburgring Endurance Championship. Even though the gullwing car was already involved in an accident during the starting lap, Bernd Schneider and Thomas Jäger were able to demonstrate the potential of the SLS AMG GT3.