Mercedes has released the first video of the SLS AMG GT3. See the detailed walkaround inisde.

Mercedes has released 10 minutes of new video footage of the SLS AMG GT3.

Set to enter competition next year, key design features include a new front fascia, a ventilated hood, a carbon fiber front splitter, a massive rear diffuser, and an enormous rear wing. Other goodies include an AMG race braking system, a six-speed racing transmission, roll cage and a steering wheel with buttons for the pit radio, headlight flashers and drink supply.

Under the hood, power is provided by a 6.3-liter V8 engine which is "virtually identical" to the one in the production car. The company declined to provide detailed performance data, but stated the GT3 can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds (0.2 seconds faster than the standard car) and hit a top speed in excess of 186 mph (300 km/h).

Customers can start ordering the SLS AMG GT3 in autumn 2010, with deliveries scheduled to occur before the 2011 racing season.

Gallery: Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 walkaround [video]

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