Mercedes A-Class is getting ready to compete in British Touring Car Championship
The rear-drive structure is what you see in most Mercedes-Benz cars which make them conducive for auto-racing and this is the reason that we have got vehicles like the SLS AMG in GT3, DTM and Superstars in C-Class and V8 Supercars in the E-Class and these are just a few of Benz models. Can you visualize Mercedes coming up with the front-wheel driving structure in their car?Photo 1: MERCEDES-BENZ
Yes, Mercedes-Benz is about to make the transition and its already showed at the Frankfurt Motor Show last year a CLA-based racer. Ciceley Racing, the British racing outfit is already introducing its A-Class racer for the racing track but reports say that the car may not be ready for Silverstone and Brands Hatch. The team has already hinted how the vehicle would appear, with complete with WIX Racing Championship and racing livery.
Since the BTCC grid is now open to more and diverse competitors and actual racer is being built with the NGTC or Next Generation Tour Car regulations in mind. The move by the BTCC has been witnessed in the few past seasons and in the long history of the series this is a new development. The finished racer would expectedly be featuring a 2.0 L turbo, 4-cylinder engine possessing a power of over 300hp, a 6-speed transmission to the front wheel drive, AP brakes and clutch of the racing genre, adjustable suspension, Cosworth racing ECU and 18” alloy wheels with center-lock accompanies by with the revolutionary aero kit.Photo 2: Mercedes A-Class is getting ready to compete in British Touring Car Championship
Tests are to be conducted in the following week before Adam Morgan, the Ginetta GT Champion drives it in march at the Brands Hatch. This will be the first presence of Mercedes-Benz since the 1980s at the BTCC. High resolution photos of the racing car and video clips can be sourced from the internet and the press releases published by the company.