Erebus Racing is fast making a name for itself as one of the GT Championship’s premier teams. Indeed, last weekend’s round victory gave Peter Hackett and his slick looking Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 the series lead in the championship.
The team and their distinctive ‘Gullwings’ certainly created a lot of attention at the Bathurst 12 Hour this year as well. To help you find out more about the team they’ve produced a new video titled ‘The Win’, which you can see after the break.
Erebus Racing launches first video – The Win
Leading AMG Customer Sports team, Erebus Racing has launched its first video focusing on the team’s SLS AMG GT3 program, entitled ‘The Win’.
Produced and directed by BAM Vision, ‘The Win’ encapsulates the emotion and team spirit that exists within Erebus Racing and follows every move of the team and it’s driver, Peter Hackett as it leads up to the team’s first double victory at Winton Motor Raceway.
“We had the goal of developing Erebus Racing into being the best team in this form of racing not just in Australia, but in the world,” Hackett explained.
“We’re immensely proud of the brand that we’re building and it is growing on an almost daily basis.
“We want to do things differently, we want to challenge motor racing convention and give fans access to areas that traditionally they cannot, whilst developing a premium brand.
“Ultimately, we want every single person that comes into contact with Erebus Racing the opportunity to share in the emotion that we feel.
“Our team wins together, we lose together but most of all, we fight together and attempt to do it while having fun and being there for one another.”
Erebus Racing was the first team outside Europe to acquire one of the spectacular 563 horsepower, SLS AMG GT3 Customer Sports ‘Gullwings’.
In 2011, the now familiar chrome wrap on the car saw Erebus Racing awarded the honour of ‘The Most Beautiful Car’ at the AMG Customer Sports Awards in Germany.
Erebus Racing has finished every event it has contested with at least one car on the podium in one of the weekend’s races.
Peter Hackett – who heads up the Mercedes-AMG Driver Academy in Asia-Pacific – currently leads the Australian GT Championship for Erebus Racing after four of its seven rounds.
ABOUT EREBUS RACING:
- Founded in 2011
- Positioned in Melbourne, origins in Sydney
- Awarded 2011’s Mercedes-Benz AMG Customer Sports Program ‘Best Presented Car’
- Only SLS AMG GT3 Customer Sports team in 2011 to record a podium in every race
- In Greek mythology, Erebus (darkness) is the father of Light (Ether), the son of Chaos and the brother of Eros – the love God.
SLS AMG GT3 CUSTOMER SPORTS CAR
Since it was first unveiled at the New York Motor Show in 2010, the stunning Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 has captured the hearts and minds of auto lovers the world over. AMG finds it hard to accept limits – and the SLS AMG GT3 is that philosophy personified.
It struck instant success in the German VLN long distance Championship, along with the rapidly growing European GT3 Championship and Australia’s GT Championship. Some statistics from the 2011 season include:
- 40 cars worldwide
- 21 teams
- 101 races
- 25 wins
- 38 racetracks on 4 continents
- 2 Championships
- First time in 40 years that Mercedes-Benz has operated a customer program
MERCEDES-BENZ SLS AMG GT3 SPECIFICATIONS
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3
Front Track: 1.686m
Rear Track: 1.644m
Rear Wing width: 1.931m
Rear Wing height: 1.191m
Wheels: 18” AMG light alloy, central locking
Suspension: Double wishbone, aluminium construction
Brakes: 10-stage adjustable ABS
Doors: Mercedes-Benz SLS Gullwing Doors
Construction: Aluminium with Carbon Fiber exterior components
Engine: AMG 6.3 litre V8
Power: 563bhp/420kW @ 6800RPM
Torque: 650Nm/480lb:ft @ 4750RPM
Torque per Litre: 104.7Nm
Maximum Revs: 7200RPM
Top Speed: >300kph/>186mph
0-100kph: 3.7 seconds
Gearbox: 6-speed sequential gearbox with steering wheel paddle shift
BOP (Balance of Performance): Category imposed parity restrictions
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