New Mercedes Race Car Takes Financial Sting Out of Crashes
Car accidents may be relatively common occurrences, but they can cause serious and even life-threatening injuries. That is not to mention how expensive it can be for anyone involved in even a seemingly minor fender bender.
The folks at Mercedes-AMG want to take the financial sting out of car crashes, at least those that happen on the race track. The company recently rolled out a new version of its GT3 race car that is cheaper to crash. The car made its debut in June at 24 Hours of Nurburgring, an annual endurance race in Germany.
“Integration of newly developed components also has a positive effect on the costs: an optimized front section of the car protects the radiator more effectively and a newly developed integral beam raises the protection level of the units in the front of the car (engine, front axle, steering etc.),” Mercedes-AMG said in a press release. “With these improvements, Mercedes-AMG helps to ensure that minor accidents and collisions in particular lead to less costs for the teams in the future, or optimally no costs at all.”
The new car also comes with a fresh feature that the company calls “drop start.” It starts the vehicle’s engine as soon as the car is dropped from air jacks, according to Road and Track. That gives racers a head start in getting back on the track after a pit stop.
Mercedes-AMG introduced the GT3 in 2016, replacing the company’s SLS AMG GT3. The new version will officially hit the racetrack for next year’s motorsport season.
How the California Lemon Law Protects Car Owners, Lessors
Mercedes-AMG’s efforts to limit the impact of a crash should be applauded and hopefully will be extended to cars that run off of the racetrack. Unfortunately, however, a number of vehicles leave the factory every day with serious defects that can make them more susceptible to a collision.
Mercedes, for example, recently announced that it was recalling more than 3,000 cars because of seatbelt problems. Last year, Mercedes recalled more than 100,000 vehicles because of problems with passenger side airbags.
The California lemon law is designed to protect car owners and lessors stuck with defective vehicles. It requires manufacturers to make various repairs to cars while they are still under warranty. If the manufacturer refuses to make those repairs or is unable to fix the car, it is required to buy the car back at the original purchase price.
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