Mercedes-AMG GT3 set to race in the US Pirelli World Challenge series

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Surprise, surprise. Mercedes-AMG GT3 is set to race on US shores. Mercedes’ all-new racing star will officially enter the 2016 season of the Pirelli World Challenge series.

The pair of racing Mercedes-AMG supercars will be run by the Orange County based Weistec tuner. The American company has been developing bespoke parts dedicated to ultra-high performance Mercedes cars for more than a decade.

Now, it’s time for Weistec to prove that their expertise on road-going cars can somehow filter its way up to the world of fully fledged pro-racing.

The pair of Mercedes-AMG GT3s expected to make an appearance in next year’s season of the Pirelli World Challenge will retain the 6.3-liter naturally aspirated V8 which made a career alongside the SLS AMG GT3, a car familiar to Weistec’s engineering team.

“At Weistec we develop performance in every part and our innovations not only prove themselves in a laboratory, but on the race track as well, so we are excited to bring our expertise to the Pirelli World Challenge, ” said Michael Weiss, Weistec’s tech chief, who also revealed the drivers lineup will be announced in the following months.