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Mercedes-AMG Unveils N24 Liveries

Mercedes-AMG presents its challengers for 52nd running of Nürburgring 24…

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Mercedes-AMG has unveiled the quartet of liveries for its factory-backed entries for next week’s Nürburgring 24, with which it will aim to take its first win in the event since 2016.

Haupt Racing Team and GetSpeed Performance each field a pair of factory-supported Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evos for the Eifel endurance classic, which will double up as a round of the Intercontinental GT Challenge for the first time.

The German marque has gone without victory at the event since Black Falcon triumphed upon the AMG GT3’s debut in 2016. This means that, out of the ‘big four’ German brands racing at the N24, it has the longest winless streak.

Audi most recently took victory in 2022, with Porsche winning in 2021 and BMW claiming its most recent N24 win in 2020.

HRT, which took pole position and finished third overall last year, has both of its cars decked out in branding from shock absorber company Bilstein.

While the No. 3 car features the brand’s trademark blue and yellow color scheme, its sister No. 4 car of Maximilian Goetz, Arjun Maini, Luca Stolz and Daniel Juncadella has been fitted with Lumilor paint technology.

This technology, which features several layers of paint and electroluminescent lightning elements, emits light in response to the application of an alternating voltage, creating a glow in the dark-esque look.

GetSpeed’s pair of cars, meanwhile, feature two different designs as the No. 8 car has been fitted with the “Beast of the Green Hell” livery that first appeared last year.

The No. 130 machine, meanwhile, features the brand’s commemorative design marking the 130th anniversary of Mercedes-AMG in motorsport.

The white, silver and black color scheme debuted at the Repco Bathurst 12 Hour in February and has since also been used by Maro Engel in DTM.

Engel, who was part of the brand’s last winning lineup in 2016, will share the car with Jules Gounon and Fabian Schiller.

In addition to the four Pro entries, the two cars entered in SP9 Pro-Am (one from HRT, one from Schnitzelalm Racing Team) are also eligible to score IGTC manufacturers’ points.

Mercedes-AMG currently sits second in the standings heading into the second round of the season, trailing Bathurst winners Porsche by twelve points.

Image: Mercedes-AMG

Image: Mercedes-AMG

Image: Mercedes-AMG

Image: Mercedes-AMG

Davey Euwema is Sportscar365's European Editor. Based in The Netherlands, Euwema covers the FIA World Endurance Championship, European Le Mans Series and Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS, among other series.

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