Season 3 – The Manufacturers

The Registration starts soon and we want to introduce the 7 avaiable manufacturer for the EGTM Season 3.

We have choosen this 7 manufacturers, because they are one of the most famous manufacturer in GT Sport.

Audi (GT3 LMS and GT4 TT Cup)

is a German automobile manufacturer that designs, engineers, produces, markets and distributes vehicles. Audi is a member of the Volkswagen Group and has its roots at Ingolstadt, Bavaria, Germany. Audi-branded vehicles are produced in nine production facilities worldwide.

The origins of the company are complex, going back to the early 20th century and the initial enterprises (Horch and the Audiwerke) founded by engineer August Horch; and two other manufacturers (DKW and Wanderer), leading to the foundation of Auto Union in 1932. The modern era of Audi essentially began in the 1960s when Auto Union was acquired by Volkswagen from Daimler-Benz. After relaunching the Audi brand with the 1965 introduction of the Audi F103 series, Volkswagen merged Auto Union with NSU Motorenwerke in 1969, thus creating the present day form of the company.

The company name is based on the Latin translation of the surname of the founder, August Horch. “Horch”, meaning “listen” in German, becomes “audi” in Latin. The four rings of the Audi logo each represent one of four car companies that banded together to create Audi’s predecessor company, Auto Union. Audi’s slogan is Vorsprung durch Technik, meaning “Being Ahead through Technology”. However, Audi USA had used the slogan “Truth in Engineering” from 2007 to 2016, and have not used the slogan since 2016.

BMW (GT3 M3 and GT4 M4)

BMW, originally an initialism for Bayerische Motoren Werke in German, or Bavarian Motor Works in English) is a German multinational company which currently produces luxury automobiles and motorcycles, and also produced aircraft engines until 1945.

The company was founded in 1916 and has its headquarters in Munich, Bavaria.

BMW Motorsport announced in February 2008 that Rahal Letterman Racing will campaign two factory-backed E92 M3s in the American Le Mans Series in 2009. The cars are homologated for the GT2/GTE category. This was the cover car for the simulation racing game Need for Speed: Shift. Schnitzer Motorsport entered 2 cars at the 1000 km of Spa and finished 4th after a move by the Ferrari in the final corner. For 2010, BMW Motorsport has been granted entry in the 2010 24 Hours of Le Mans and in the 2010 24 Hours Nürburgring. BMW Motorsport/Schnitzer Motorsport went on to take an overall win at the 24 Hours Nürburgring with the No. 25 M3 GT2 of Jörg Müller, Augusto Farfus, Pedro Lamy, and Uwe Alzen while the top competitors from Porsche and Audi dropped out one by one. In addition, one of the M3 GT2’s that competed at Le Mans (#79) has been chosen as the 17th BMW Art Car, which will be done by American artist, Jeff Koons. At the 2010 24 Hours of Spa, BMW qualified 1st in class (2nd overall) and maintained 1st with the No. 79 car throughout the race until it succumbed to a suspension failure with just half an hour remaining, forcing them to give the overall lead to two Porsche 997 GT3-RSRs. The M3s still came 1st in the GTN class. The BMW M3s won the GT2 category in the ILMC 1000 km of Zhuhai. In 2011, the BMW achieved a 1-2 finish in the 12 Hours of Sebring. In the 2011 American Le Mans Series GT class, BMW Team RLL swept all categories, winning the GT manufacturer, team and driver championships. They contest another year in the ALMS GT class, coming off of another fantastic win at the 2012 60th running of the 12 Hours of Sebring.

The company has significant motorsport history, especially in touring cars, Formula 1, sports cars and the Isle of Man TT.

Ferrari (GT3 & GT4 458 Italia)

an Italian luxury sports car manufacturer based in Maranello. Founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1939 out of Alfa Romeo’s race division as Auto Avio Costruzioni, the company built its first car in 1940. However, the company’s inception as an auto manufacturer is usually recognized in 1947, when the first Ferrari-badged car was completed.

In 2014, Ferrari was rated the world’s most powerful brand by the company for Brandrating “Brand Finance”.  In June 2018, the 1964 250 GTO became the most expensive car in history, setting an all-time record selling price of $70 million.

The Ferrari 458 Italia  is a mid-engined sports car. The 458 replaced the Ferrari F430, and was first officially unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. The 458 won “Car of the Year 2009” and “Supercar of the Year”. It also won “Cabrio of the Year 2011” for the Spider, from Top Gear magazine. Auto Zeitung magazine awarded the Ferrari 458 Spider “Best Cabrio 2011”. Motor Trend awarded the Ferrari 458 Italia with the title of “Best Driver’s Car” in 2011. The 458 Speciale won Top Gear’s Supercar of the Year 2013 and James May’s Car of the Year .

McLaren (GT3 & GT4 650S)

McLaren Automotive (formerly known as McLaren Cars) is a British automotive manufacturer based at the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, Surrey. The main products of the company are sports cars and racecars, usually produced in-house at designated production facilities. In July 2017, McLaren Automotive became a 100% owned subsidiary of the wider McLaren Group.

In June 2014, McLaren announced that they would produce a GT3 version of the 650S, either as a new car or as an upgrade for the existing 12C GT3 – which will contest GT3 championships from 2015 onwards.

Changes to the car from the road car includes a new 6-speed sequential motorsport gearbox; 380 mm ventilated brake discs with six-piston calipers at the front and four-piston units at the rear; a 52 mm wider track; revised suspension geometry and upgraded components. It is distinguished from the road car by larger air intakes and front splitter, and carbon fibre air intakes and a new rear wing.

The 3.8-litre McLaren V8 twin-turbo engine, also used in the 12C-GT3, produces 493 bhp (368 kW; 500 PS), and includes a new ECU to improve turbo boost and gearshifts. The power output is lower than the road going 650S’s due to homologation.

Andrew Kirkaldy, whose CRS Racing team developed the GT3 version of the McLaren MP4-12C, said that they were aiming to develop a version that conforms to the LM GTE regulations at the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans, but the plan never worked and didn’t appear at the endurance race event.

The 650S achieved its biggest success when it won the 2016 Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour race in Australia at the hands of Álvaro Parente, Shane van Gisbergen and Jonathon Webb. Van Gisbergen set a new outright lap record with a time of 2:01.567 on 7 February 2016.

Mercedes – Benz (GT3 AMG and GT4 SLS)

Mercedes-Benz is a German global automobile marque and a division of Daimler AG. The brand is known for luxury vehicles, suportsports cars and race cars, buses, coaches, and trucks. The headquarters is in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg. The name first appeared in 1926 under Daimler-Benz. In 2018, Mercedes-Benz was the biggest selling premium vehicle brand in the world, selling 2.31 million passenger cars.

Mercedes-Benz traces its origins to Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft’s 1901 Mercedes and Karl Benz’s 1886 Benz Patent-Motorwagen, which is widely regarded as the first gasoline-powered automobile. The slogan for the brand is “the best or nothing”.

The Mercedes AMG GT3 is based on the AMG GT. The GT uses a front mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout, with the engine positioned inside of the vehicle’s wheelbase. The spaceframe chassis and body are made out of aluminium alloys, while the boot lid is steel and the bonnet is made of magnesium. The suspension system is a double wishbone unit at the front and rear, with forged aluminium wishbones and hub carriers.

The car is powered by a front-mid mounted M156 4-litre twin-turbo V8 engine. The engine is in “hot inside V” configuration—with exhaust manifolds and turbochargers inside the cylinder banks to reduce turbo lag—and uses dry-sump lubrication. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a seven-speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT.

The AMG GT3 Engine has a bit more power than the normal GT road car. The Gt3 version has the M1596,208 cc (378.8 cu in) naturally aspirated V8 petrol engine and generates 631 PS (464 kW; 622 bhp) at 7,400 and 635 N·m (468 lb·ft) at 5,000.

NISSAN (GT3 GT-R and GT4 GT-R)

its a Japanese multinational automobile manufacturer headquartered in Nishi-ku, Yokohama. The company sells its cars under the Nissan, Infiniti, and Datsun brands with in-house performance tuning products labelled Nismo. The company traces its name to the Nissan zaibatsu, now called Nissan Group.

The 2013 version we have in GT Sports based on the 2012 GT-R Nismo GT3 race car, the heavy-hitting motor vehicle features a twin-turbocharged V6 engine that displaces 3,799 cc. The power for the Nismo GT3 comes from the same 3.8-litre twin turbo V6 (VR38DETT) fitted to the road car, but output is slightly increased over the production model’s 404kW and 628Nm to 405kW at 6500rpm and 637Nm of torque at 5000rpm The Nismo GT-R GT3’s ultra-aggressive stance and styling is compounded by its massive size, measuring 4780mm long and 2036mm wide and also bevy of upgrades based on data gathered after competing in several 2012 titles (Super GT series, British GT Championship, GT Cup).

Porsche (GT3/E RSR and GT4 Cayman)

Dr.-Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, usually shortened to Porsche AG (German pronunciation.

is a German automobile manufacturer specializing in high-performance sports cars, SUVs and sedans. Porsche AG is headquartered in Stuttgart, and is owned by Volkswagen AG, which is itself majority-owned by Porsche Automobil Holding SE. Porsche’s current lineup includes the 718 Boxster/Cayman, 911, Panamera, Macan and Cayenne.

In November 2016, Porsche revealed the new version of the 911 RSR. The car has a rear mid-engined design, powered by a four-liter flat-six boxer engine, producing around 510 PS (375 kW; 503 bhp) depending on series air restrictor. Other new features include a new transmission, a new aerodynamic pack including a swan-neck wing and a larger rear diffuser, quick-change body panels and double-wishbone suspension with quick-change shim-system all around.

At the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans the Manthey Racing-entered Porsche Team 911 RSR #92 and #91 finished 1-2 in the GTE Pro class respectively. Both #92 and #91 carried a special liveries marking the 70th anniversary of the marque with the liveries being the liveries from the past racing cars built by Porsche. The #92 carries the “Pink Pig” livery, homage to the Porsche 917/20 which used the same livery, and the #91 carries the iconic Rothmans-inspired livery from the 80s Porsche 956 and the Porsche 962.

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