The Mercedes-AMG GT R is known as the beast – and it’s easy to see why. Developed as an on-road version of the GT3 race car, it combines ferocious power and performance with jaw-dropping looks.
Dab the throttle and that low AMG rumble promises an unforgettable drive – and the GT R doesn’t disappoint. Powered by a 4-litre twin-turbo V8 producing 585 hp, it can reach 62 mph from a standing start in just 3.6 seconds.
Handling is dynamic yet precise, with rear axle steering significantly enhancing both agility and stability. Meanwhile, road-holding and response are second to none, thanks to fully adjustable AMG Traction Control.
Lightweight construction. Aerodynamic design. And pure, unadulterated power. The Mercedes-AMG GT R combines these three elements to extraordinary effect.
At its heart is a muscular 4-litre twin-turbo V8 engine that produces up to 585 hp and a hefty 700 Nm of torque. As a result, the GT R can sprint from 0 to 62 mph in only 3.6 seconds and has a top speed of 198 mph.
Performance is further enhanced by the Active Aerodynamics system on the car’s underbody, which deploys at speeds over 50 mph to reduce resistance and maximise downforce. And the Active Air Control System within the front apron, which closes for optimised airflow and opens for improved engine and brake cooling.
Developed on the racetrack, the Mercedes-AMG GT R has motorsport DNA in every line, contour and surface. Your eyes are instantly drawn to the striking front section with its signature AMG Panamericana grille: the same grille seen on the GT3, winner of the gruelling 2016 Nürburgring 24-hour race. Then there are the sports tyres, developed exclusively for Mercedes-AMG to maximise grip and steering precision. And the distinctive yellow-painted brake calipers, glimpsed behind AMG forged alloy wheels. Other highlights include a new-look AMG performance exhaust system: the source of that unmistakable AMG sound.
The interior of the Mercedes-AMG GT R reflects its race-bred capabilities. AMG sports buckets seats feature integrated head restraints and form-fitting support: essential when you’re driving a car this agile and dynamic. The AMG performance steering wheel features gearshift paddles and fingertip controls for that race car feel. And the AMG DRIVE UNIT lets you adjust traction levels, select pre-set driving modes, and more.
To add to its appeal, the GT R cabin also includes the distinctive AMG instrument cluster and the stylish black trim elements of the AMG Interior Night package. On-board tech includes the COMAND Online infotainment system, which offers in-car internet so you’re always connected
As you’d expect of a sports car honed on the Nürburgring, the Mercedes-AMG GT R is supremely deft, agile and assured.
The model features AMG rear axle steering, which enhances agility by turning the rear wheels alongside the front wheels. At higher speeds, this also helps to improve stability and response.
The Mercedes-AMG GT R is also equipped with AMG Traction Control, which offers nine levels of adjustment. So, you can tailor grip to suit the conditions, just as you would in motorsport.
Any car as quick and powerful as the Mercedes-AMG GT R requires serious braking force to keep it in check. So, the AMG high-performance composite braking system comes as standard, giving you complete confidence and control even in challenging conditions.
For added peace of mind, Brake Assist (BAS) automatically kicks in to optimise braking power if emergency braking is detected.
Other key safety features include COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS, which not only detects hazardous driving situations but can actively intervene using autonomous braking. And ATTENTION ASSIST, which monitors steering behaviour and alerts you if you’re showing signs of fatigue.
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