Mercedes-Benz is set to debut its new race car for the 2018 season at the Nurburgring, the track it has used since its introduction in 1985.
The first of the two Mercedes-AmG GT3s is scheduled to be ready for the first race of the season in the UK at the Isle of Man TT.
It is expected to be revealed later this month.
Mercedes-AMGs debutant GT3 was first unveiled in 2010 at the Paris-Nice Motor Show but has not been officially unveiled until now.
It will be the second time a car of this type has been tested at the track, as it did in 2015, when the car was tested by the British manufacturer.
It will be Mercedes-AMS’ second car in the race-winning class, having previously competed in the class in 2012 and 2016.
The team has also fielded an all-new class of AMG GT-R at Spa-Francorchamps, winning both races.
The GT3 will be built by AMG-owned R&D center Audi.
The car will have a production range of around 400 units, which includes the GT3, GT4, GT5 and GT6.
The first car will be produced by the end of this year.
The team also plans to build a second GT3 car for its next test in 2019, which will be a full-sized race car.
Merlin-AMVs next GT3 test is scheduled for March 2018 at Le Mans, with the first event taking place on April 10, 2020.