The Mercedes-AMG GT R has been recently presented as the ultimate Nurburgring Nordschleife “Green Hell” antidote, but it appears it’s not going to be for everyone.
According to the latest rumor flying off the mill, fans of the high-performance sports car that also have the sizeable banking accounts needed to handle the purchase should act quickly – it appears the company is trying to ensure an exclusivity perk by releasing a limited amount of units. Mercedes executives apparently recently tipped British media about limiting the manufacturing roster to just 2,000 examples. No word has officially perspired on the matter but the company is already thinking the GT R is going to be kept mostly on the track even though it has road-legal status. It’s considered a street version of the AMG GT3 racer, with the AMG GT R adopting an aggressive design up front with an AMG Panamericana grille that hearkens back to Mercedes 300 SL from 1952 that won the Panamericana road race.
The AMG GT R also has that crazy exclusive Green magno hue, a front splitter, carbon fiber front fenders, and active aerodynamic components. Owners will also enjoy other elements such as the carbon fiber roof, sporty rear diffuser, and the modified center-mounted exhaust. Power comes courtesy of the same biturbo 4.0-liter V8 engine that on this occasion has been tweaked for 585 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, linked to the seven-speed AMG SpeedShift dual-clutch gearbox for a 62 mph sprint in just 3.6 seconds and a maximum speed of 197 mph.