After extensive teaser campaign Mercedes-AMG GT R is officially presented. As expected, the model took the place of the flagship.
To begin with, the car “lost weight” by 90 kg compared to the GT S. The weight of the novelty is 1554 kg. For the performance meets the familiar 4.0-liter turbo engine, whose power is at least 577 horsepower (430 kW) and 516 lb-ft (699 Nm) of torque. The increase is 74 hp. And 37 lb-ft compared to the GT S. Power is sent to the rear wheels via an optimized 7-speed automatic transmission with dual clutch. The acceleration from place to 96 km per hour now takes 3.5 seconds (-0.2 seconds compared to GT S). The maximum speed is 318 km per hour.
Mercedes-AMG GT R received a special green paint body, which will be available only for this model. In addition, R-ka differs more aggressive appearance due to a number of new body components. The Germans strengthened the brakes, optimized the exhaust, the steering system, and also updated the set of wheels that would suit both normal roads and tracks. In the passenger compartment of the car AMG sport seats with Nappa leather trim are waiting for, as well as a large number of cosmetic changes.
2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R will go on sale in the US by mid-2017. Details of the prices will be announced later.