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Mercedes AMG GT R: The New German Road Rocket

Mercedes has just recently expanded its hyper car AMG GT range with a new top-of-the-range GT R.  In this increasingly competitive segment, at which every hyper car maker seems to be producing a jacked-up version of its range topping models, the Mercedes AMG GT R sets its eyes on rivals like the Jaguar F-Type R, Porsche 911 GT3 and the Audi R8 V10 Plus.

The new Mercedes AMG GT R, in AMG Green Hell Magno colours. Image: Mercedes

Like competitor models, it also derives many of its features from the track-inspired AMG GT3, like the new AMG TRACTION CONTROL which works in conjunction with the electronically limited-slip differential to give you unparalleled grip on the road.

 

The AMG GT R is also a good 15 kilograms lighter than the now mid-range AMG GT S, a feat considering the amount of new technology added on board. This weight saving is all thanks to the widespread use of carbon fiber and other lightweight, high strength materials in the construction of the chassis and transmission. This gives it an impressive power to weight ratio of 2.66.

The beating heart of the GT R maintains the 4.0-liter twin turbo V8 of the GT S with increased power output from 510 to 585 horses (430kW) and 700Nm of torque at 1900-5500 rpm.

When you put your foot down, 0-100kmh (60mph) figures quoted are 3.6 seconds and top speed is 318kmh (197.6mph), just shy of the 200mph benchmark of similar cars of this segment, but by no means is this “slow”.

The race inspired model will also feature new exterior kit giving it a sportier look, from the 20-inch rims to the special “AMG Green Hell Magno” spray and the AMG Panamerica Grille.

Mercedes AMG GT R
Engine 4.0-liter Twin Turbo V8 with Direct Injection
Displacement 3982cc
Output (hp/kW) /Torque (Nm) 585 hp (430kW) with 700Nm of torque at 1900-5500RPM
Driven Wheels RWD
Fuel Consumption Very Bad
Transmission AMG SPEEDSHIFT 7- Speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT)
Kerb Weight 1555kg (3428 lb)
Top Speed Km/h (Mph) 318 km/h (197 Mph)
0-100km/h (60mph) 3.6s

Article is based on the international model of the AMG GT R, information may vary from country to country.

 

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