New Mercedes-AMG GT R de­vel­oped in ‘The Green Hell’

Muscat Daily - - AUTO NEWS -

The new Mercedes-AMG GT R is de­vel­oped straight from The Green Hell of the Nur­bur­gring race­track. Its sporty in­te­rior comes equipped with stylish AMG sports bucket seats up­hol­stered in ex­clu­sive nappa leather and Di­nam­ica mi­crofi­bre.

A light­weight ex­te­rior de­sign com­bined with a sculpted body and eye-catch­ing Panamer­i­cana grille make for a full race car ex­pe­ri­ence.

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 than into the new AMG GT R.

The front-mid-en­gine con­cept with transaxle, the twin-turbo V8 en­gine rated at 430kW per 585hp, the ex­ten­sively mod­i­fied sus­pen­sion, the new aero­dy­nam­ics and the in­tel­li­gent light­weight con­struc­tion lay 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.

“We have de­fined every sin­gle com­po­nent ded­i­cated to per­for­mance. The re­sult is an over­all com­po­si­tion that per­fectly re­flects our motto: ‘Hand­crafted by rac­ers’. De­vel­oped straight from the race­track on to the road, this un­stop­pable ma­chine is a car you need to ex­pe­ri­ence first-hand,” said Len­nart Mueller-Teut, head of Mar­ket­ing and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, Mercedes-Benz Cars Mid­dle East.

Aero­dy­nam­ics en­gi­neers and de­sign­ers worked to­gether more in­ten­sively than ever dur­ing the de­vel­op­ment of the new AMG GT R. To­gether, they en­sured that every el­e­ment of the AMG GT R has an in­her­ent tech­ni­cal ben­e­fit that en­hances driv­ing dy­nam­ics. More­over, the AMG de­sign id­iom of ‘Dynamic Pres­ence’ formed the ba­sis for the ve­hi­cle’s ex­pres­sive ap­pear­ance and very dis­tinct look.

The de­sign of the AMG GT R em­bod­ies clar­ity: Hot and cool. In ad­di­tion to the pow­er­fully sculpted body and mo­tor­sport com­po­nents, the new AMG Panamer­i­cana grille is a real eye­catcher.

This unique fea­ture also comes from the world of mo­tor­sport and marks its stan­dard- pro­duc­tion pre­mière in the AMG GT R; its 15 chrome-plated ver­ti­cal fins cite the look of the new AMG GT3 rac­ing car.

The side view ad­di­tion­ally ben­e­fits from the new, op­tional AMG Per­for­mance forged wheels in matte black. The es­pe­cially light­weight ten-spoke wheel is ex­clu­sive to the AMG GT R and its highly elab­o­rate de­sign in­cludes a drop-cen­tre rim, a milled groove and two high­sheen rim rings of dif­fer­ent width. Its wheel size is 10.0 J x 19 ET56 at the front and 12.0 J x 20 ET52 at the rear. The light­weight de­sign of the wheels has three ad­van­tages: It re­duces the over­all weight, ro­ta­tory mass and un­sprung mass.

The rear end also fea­tures nu­mer­ous, con­spic­u­ous in­no­va­tions: The new alu­minium side walls widen the rear of the AMG GT R by a to­tal of 57mm, cre­at­ing space for the larger 20-inch wheels and the wider track.

The sus­pen­sion of the new AMG high-per­for­mance sports model is also de­signed for race­track use. Wish­bones, steer­ing knuck­les and hub car­ri­ers on the front and rear axle are man­u­fac­tured en­tirely out of forged alu­minium in or­der to re­duce the un­sprung masses.

The new AMG coil-over sus­pen­sion was de­signed specif­i­cally for the AMG GT R. Like in pro­fes­sional mo­tor­sport, driv­ers can se­lect their per­sonal set-up and in­fin­itely ad­just the spring pre-load man­u­ally.

This makes it pos­si­ble to in­flu­ence the dive and roll be­hav­iour as well as the grip of the AMG GT R pre­cisely as needed to tai- lor them to per­sonal pref­er­ences or par­tic­u­lar race­tracks.

The new AMG GT R is even more sen­si­tive to steer­ing in­puts thanks to stan­dard-fit ac­tive rear-wheel steer­ing, which is be­ing used for the first time on a Mercedes-AMG model.

The sys­tem of­fers an ideal com­bi­na­tion of agility and sta­bil­ity han­dling char­ac­ter­is­tics that are nor­mally in di­rect con­flict.

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