GT3 Version Of Mercedes AMG GT Is Not Called The AMG GT GT3

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I awoke this morning to a surprise: the Mercedes AMG GT that races in the GT3 category is not called the Mercedes AMG GT GT3, as I halfway hoped it would be. Instead it is the Mercedes AMG GT3. Hm.

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This all started with a tweet from friend of Jalopnik Manny Suazo:

I had to double check this against a couple official Daimler AG press releases just to be sure:

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Exhibit A

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Exhibit B

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Exhibit C

As not-so-Road & very-much-Track’s Fred Smith pointed out, this whole GT category for GT cars is kind of borked in terms of naming schemes:

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I myself would love to see a Ford GT GT3, though the ultimate would probably be if Porsche to raced a 911 GT3 GT3, or a 911 GT3 RSR GT3.

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In any case, I hope this has all been cleared up, in the case that anyone starts arguing with you about these things.

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