FIRST PICS: Mercedes-Benz V8 Supercar unveiled

Lee Holdsworth's #4 IRWIN Tools Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG

Lee Holdsworth’s #4 IRWIN Tools Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG

Erebus Motorsport has unveiled its brand-new Mercedes-Benz E63 AMGs at a launch event in Sydney Olympic Park this evening.

All three of the team’s entries for Lee Holdsworth (IRWIN Racing), Tim Slade (HHA Racing) and Maro Engel (SP Tools Racing) were unveiled at the cocktail function.

The Erebus E63’s feature an aggressive V8 Supercars bodykit, sporting the company’s own variant of the end-plate rear wing designs seen on the new-generation Ford Falcon FGs and Holden Commodore VFs.

The Australian GT Championship squad has taken over the Stone Brothers Racing operation this season after sealing a Customer Sports deal with AMG in Germany.

The three Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG V8 Supercars in Sydney this evening

The three Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG V8 Supercars in Sydney this evening

While granted a license to use Mercedes-Benz badges on the cars, the Erebus team receives no direct support from Mercedes-Benz Australia.

The cars are powered by a bespoke 5.0 litre V8 Supercars version of the Mercedes-Benz M159 engine seen in the company’s SLS GT3 race cars.

The Mercedes-Benz V8 Supercars will make their first public appearance on Saturday at Sydney Motorsport Park.

CLICK HERE for a gallery of images of the new cars.

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