Mercedes has released pricing information for the SLS AMG GT3. See what €334,000 (€397,460 with a 19% VAT) gets you.

Mercedes has announced the SLS AMG GT3 will be priced from €334,000 (€397,460 with a 19% VAT).

Designed for GT3 racing, the car features a new front fascia, a ventilated hood, a carbon fiber front splitter, a rear diffuser, and a huge wing. Other goodies include a carbon-fiber (CFRP) safety cell, a steel braking system, a six-speed sequential racing transmission (with steering wheel shift paddles), and an integrated multi-disc locking differential.

Power is provided by a 6.3-liter (6208 cc) V8 engine, which is "virtually identical" to the one in the standard SLS AMG. It allows the car to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds and hit a top speed in excess of 186 mph (300 km/h).

While owners won't take delivery until February 2011, Mercedes will enter an SLS AMG GT3 in the VLN race on the Nürburgring Nordschleife in September.

According to the head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsports, Norbert Haug, "The Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 marks the beginning of a new era in Mercedes-Benz customer motorsport. This is an exciting and spectacular sports car for dedicated private teams and talented private drivers." He added, "I am very pleased that the demand for this new and unique competition car is so great - there are many more enquiries for orders than can initially be dealt with."

Check out the press release for more information

Gallery: Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 sales launched - priced at €334,000