The German automaker is almost here with the unveiling of their flagship AMG GT model, which comes with the R moniker – as they recently shared some of the juicy technical details.
We’re just about done seeing the Mercedes-AMG GT R model because when it’s officially presented you won’t have any new details to read about or even metal that was hidden (just take a peek at the comprehensive dark gallery). Now the company has revealed new – and arguably juicy – details about the machine that has been honed to make owners enjoy the Nurburgring Nordschleife. The shade you see in the teasers is called the bespoke dark green AMG Green Hell Magno and the track-ready coupe’s debut on June 24, in time for the Goodwood Festival of Speed will come with even less surprises. The hot coupe has been tuned to deliver from its biturbo V8 (the same as in the other models) no less than 577 horsepower – compared to the 4.0-liter powerplant’s output of 456 hp in the standard GT and 503 hp in the GT S configuration. So, the waiting has been worth it, with the R now charging to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.6 seconds and on to a maximum speed of 197.6 mph (3.8 seconds and 193 mph for the GT S).
In addition to the plenty of extra muscle, the GT R should also deliver better handling and lower weight. Those details are kept under wraps for now – though at the rate of unveils we’re pretty sure to find out about those as well ahead of the official introduction. Mercedes-AMG says this is the most motorsport-derived technology packed production model they’ve done ever, with additional chassis tweaks and aerodynamic improvements. By the way, that Green Hell inspired exclusive shade is optional – but we’re pretty sure every GT R might come painted like this.