Mercedes-Benz released the official pictures of the new CLA 45 AMG based customer race car. AMG offers the customer the ability to adapt engine performance and technical specifications to the regulations of the racing series in which he'd like to compete. Stay tuned for more details as the car will make its world debut at the IAA Frankfurt next week.

Original text by Mercedes-Benz:

"The #SLSAMGGT3 has paved the way, and we are now offering you a glimpse of the possible new member of @AMGCustomerSports team: the CLA 45 AMG Racing Series.
Authentic racing sport flair, competitive technology, spectacular design, and exemplary high safety – the close-to-production, four-door, high-performance coupé CLA 45 AMG Racing Series is planned for the highly popular racing series with 2-liter turbocharged vehicles.
With the genes of a champion, the #CLA 45 AMG which was launched in 2013 with the world’s most powerful series production 4-cylinder engine, serves as the basis for the possible new customer sports race car. On the race car version it would be possible to adapt the engine performance and technical specifications to the regulations of different racing series. Here, both permanent all-wheel drive and pure front-wheel drive are possible. As in the series vehicle, the AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports gearbox takes care of power transmission. Body panels made completely of carbon-fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) and specific aerodynamic components promise to provide top-level racing competitiveness, not to mention impressive design. The interior is focused on pure function with numerous safety and race car features.
In a few days, the show car will celebrate its world premiere at the IAA Frankfurt (September 12 - 22, 2013).
Tell us how you like the potentially new AMG Customer Sports family member!"

More pictures of the beast in the gallery below.

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