TeamTGM will make its return to the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge series for 2018 with an expanded two-car campaign, with a switch to Mercedes-AMG GT4 machinery.
The GT4-spec car, which is based on the Mercedes-AMG GT R, features a 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine with a direct fuel injection system.
Having raced with a range of manufacturers in the past, TeamTGM undertook a comprehensive evaluation of the GT4 options on offer ahead of making the move.
The team anticipates receiving the new machines in time to be fully prepared for the season-opener at Daytona.
Its driver lineup has yet to be announced.
“This is a really exciting time for the team,” said team owner Ted Giovanis, who has fully recovered from his injuries suffered after getting hit last July in a practice accident.
“We are focused on the big championship picture and after doing a lot of homework and research to look at all the options, we are very pleased to be moving ahead with the AMG folks.
“The car itself should be dynamite to drive and we think there will be an excellent support system in place, so things are coming together well after a lot of hard work.”