2018 Mercedes-AMG GT-R is a 577-hp German missile

08/21/2016 13:20:11
2018 Mercedes-AMG GT-R is a 577-hp German missile
2018 Mercedes-AMG GT-R is a 577-hp German missile, we can only imagine how much it’ll be.

During this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed, Mercedes-AMG unveiled the newest member of its AMG GT family -- the AMG GT-R. The latest weapon in Mercedes' arsenal takes what it's learned from the road-going GT and GT-S coupes and race-ready GT3 and brings it all together. Mercedes created a monster car with its impossible-to-miss color, which is called AMG Green Hell Magno



The hand-built DOHC 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 powering the GT-R sits in same mid-front position as the rest of the GT lineup, but churns out 74 hp more than the current top-performing GT-S. This bump brings the GT-R's total output to 577 hp. The two turbos spool to a maximum speed of 186,000 revolutions per minute and stop building boost at 19.6 psi. That air is then rushed through liquid-to-air intercoolers before it’s stuffed into the engine.



But what we're focusing on here are the Mercedes-AMG GT R's stunning good looks. Getting past the searingly bright color, check out all the carbon fiber aero bits that combine to create an additional 342 pounds of downforce at the car's top speed when compared to the standard AMG GT. Wheels measure 19 inches in the front and 20 at the rear, and there are massive brake discs peeking from inside. It all adds up to an almost impossibly aggressive vehicle.


The Mercedes-AMG GT R is the third member of the AMG GT family and the most powerful version of the sports car as of June 2016. It will go on sale in November 2016 with deliveries to commence in March 2017. Mercedes hasn’t released the price yet, but considering the AMG GT-S base starts at $130,825 -- we can only imagine how much extra it’ll be.


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