Mercedes-AMG GT R takes Abu Dhabi by storm

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As the For­mula One sea­son draws to an end with its fi­nal race of the year in the Yas Ma­rina Cir­cuit, Mercedes-Benz Cars Mid­dle East hosted an exclusive event with the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS FOR­MULA ONE reign­ing cham­pion Lewis Hamil­ton. The event un­leashed Mercedes-AMG’s most pow­er­ful beast yet: the all-new Mercedes-AMG GT R. Also known as the Beast of the Green Hell, the pow­er­house car re­mained cap­tive in a wooden cage on Zaya Nu­rai Is­land, Abu Dhabi un­til it was re­leased be­fore as­sem­bled guests by its true rac­ing mas­ter: Lewis Hamil­ton.

“We are de­lighted to be wel­com­ing Lewis Hamil­ton back here in the very same venue where we launched the A 45 4MATIC Cham­pi­ons Edi­tion last year. We are here this time with an even big­ger force - a pow­er­ful beast that was made for the most chal­leng­ing race­tracks of the world. The GT R com­bines the driv­ing dy­nam­ics of our AMG GT3 rac­ing car with the ev­ery­day prac­ti­cal­ity of the AMG GT. It’s a true tech­ni­cal marvel that de­serves its moniker as the Beast of the Green Hell, and there’s no one bet­ter than Lewis to re­lease it,” com­mented Len­nart MuellerTeut, Head of Mar­ket­ing & Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, Mercedes-Benz Cars Mid­dle East.

From the world’s most de­mand­ing race­track di­rectly onto the road: Never be­fore has Mercedes-AMG packed so much motorsport tech­nol­ogy into a pro­duc­tion ve­hi­cle. The front­mid-engine con­cept with transaxle, the twin-turbo V-8 engine rated at 430 kW/585 hp, the ex­ten­sively mod­i­fied sus­pen­sion, the new aero­dy­nam­ics and the in­tel­li­gent light­weight con­struc­tion laid the foun­da­tions for an es­pe­cially dy­namic driv­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. Even from afar, the exclusive “AMG green hell magno” spe­cial paint­work leaves no doubt as to the sports car’s ori­gin, hav­ing spent most of its de­vel­op­ment time in the “Green Hell” of the Nur­bur­gring race­track.

Aero­dy­nam­ics en­gi­neers and de­sign­ers worked in­ten­sively to cre­ate a flaw­less bal­ance be­tween the classy seren­ity of Mercedes and the thrilling, en­er­getic genes of the AMG brand. Form fol­lows func­tion, and func­tion sup­ports form: All el­e­ments of the GT R pos­sess an in­her­ent tech­ni­cal ben­e­fit and con­trib­ute to en­hanc­ing driv­ing dy­nam­ics. Aero­dy­nam­ics ex­perts man­aged to make the de­sign­ers’ am­bi­tious as­pi­ra­tions a re­al­ity. Lewis Hamil­ton is cur­rently in the UAE cap­i­tal to de­fend his Grand Prix Cham­pi­onship ti­tle for the fourth time. The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix sees 13 teams and 22 driv­ers com­pete in the fi­nal of the 21 Grand Prix races for both the World Driv­ers’ and Con­struc­tors’ Cham­pi­onships. Mercedes-AMG cur­rently dom­i­nates the Cham­pi­onship, with Nico Ros­berg in the lead fol­lowed by Lewis Hamil­ton.

“We wish Lewis and Nico all the best in this fi­nal race. This has been yet an­other ex­cit­ing F1 sea­son, thanks to the strength, skill and pas­sion of the en­tire Mercedes-AMG team,” said MuellerTeut. The MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS FOR­MULA ONE team is com­pet­ing at Abu Dhabi Grand Prix from 25-27 Novem­ber 2016 in Yas Ma­rina Cir­cuit.

Mercedes-AMG GT R takes Abu Dhabi by storm.

Lewis Hamil­ton

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