The 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R is the hottest, fastest, loudest machine in Mercedes rapidly growing line-up of Porsche 911-fighting sports cars. Mercedes calls it “the Beast from the Green Hell”, it's a not-so-subtle nod to the GT R's birthplace, the fearsome Nürburgring Nordschleife, a 12.9-mile, 73-turn racetrack that swoops and sweeps through the heavily forested Eifel mountains in Germany.
The GT R is the spearhead of the AMG GT family. "We put everything into this car," AMG boss Tobias Moers said. "We invested all our heart and soul into it." And more than a little of AMG's race car expertise, too. Developing 577 hp at 6,250 rpm and 516 lb-ft of torque the GT R's engine is another iteration of AMG's versatile 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8. It develops 74 more horses and 37 lb-ft more torque than the version that powers the GT S. That's because new turbochargers have allowed maximum boost pressure to be increased and the flywheel is 1.5 pounds lighter, reducing inertia and allowing the engine to rev harder and faster. AMG's seven-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission, mounted between the rear wheels, is connected to the engine by a carbon-fibre torque tube that is 40 percent lighter than the cast aluminium unit used in regular GT models. AMG claims the GT R will sprint to 60 mph in less than 3.5 seconds, with a top speed being a whisker under 200 mph.
This GT R is a 1 owner car having only covered 3,141 miles from new. It is presented in a design selenite grey magno matt finish paint with black exclusive nappa interior. The 19” and 20” inch black AMG performance alloys cover the cars huge ceramic composite brakes with gold painted AMG callipers. This car is equipped with the desirable premium package which includes a Burmester surround sound system and keyless-go. The car also includes AMG performance seats, AMG matt black carbon fibre trim package, yellow seat belts and a drivers assistance package.
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