The Mercedes-AMG GT3 has made its world premiere today at the 85th Geneva Motor Show.

It acts as a replacement for the SLS AMG GT3 and was developed to meet FIA's GT3 regulations. Needless to say, it's based on the road-going AMG GT but has received a much more aggressive body made from carbon fiber to shave off excess weight. It benefits from entirely different front and rear bumpers, updated side skirts, ventilated front fenders and reshaped doors while a ventilated hood has been added to improve cooling.

Also noticeable are the carbon fiber flics, huge rear wing and a rear diffuser while inside the stripped out cabin there is a carbon fiber race-spec seat, steel roll cage and a digital instrument cluster. Mercedes-AMG have also added a carbon fiber trim along with race-spec switch gear and steering wheel.

Technical specifications are not available at this point but Mercedes-AMG have previously said the model will be powered by an upgraded version of the V8 6.3-liter engine inside the aforementioned SLS AMG GT3 which will work with an updated sequential six-speed gearbox.

The Mercedes-AMG GT3 has been described by Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars as being "the perfect vehicle for customers who prefer to get their adrenalin kicks on the race track." It will go on sale in a short while and customers will be getting their cars starting late 2015.

Gallery: Mercedes-AMG GT3 powers into Geneva

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