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