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Mercedes-AMG GT R Coupe

The green is in its genes.

AMG GT R COUPE

Developed in the Green Hell, the apt nickname for the beastly Nürburgring track, the AMG GT R condenses 50 years of motorsports victory into an all-time record 7:11 lap time. Lightened, honed and fortified, its racing bloodline has been greenlighted for the street.

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From the track to you, without a pit stop

Developed to be the purest distillation of GT3 racing technology in streetable form, the AMG GT R is the most formidable member of the AMG family. Strategic weight reduction, higher output, active aero, sport tires, and numerous performance innovations create a pure sports car that's more capable in every way, including the skill to thrill.


More air in, more power out

Bigger turbos, nested between the cylinder banks, force-feed 19.6 psi of max boost to reshaped cylinders and heads. From remapped engine management to a lightened flywheel, each of its 577 hp carries less than 3 kg of the car it can rocket to 100 in 3.6 seconds. [1]

Massive torque, in a lightweight housing

The front-mid-engine/rear-transaxle layout delivers an ideal 47.3:52.7 front/rear weight balance. Transmitting massive power between them, a carbon fibre torque tube is more rigid yet some 9 kg lighter. The carbon fibre front fenders, roof, rear diffuser and underbody panels further slash weight.

Speed-conquering brakes, proven in the heat of battle

AMG brakes start at superlative for superior stopping power. Perforated and slotted composite discs feature yellow 6-piston front calipers. The ultimate option for the GT R are Carbon Ceramic brakes, developed for Formula 1® and proven on its Safety Car.

Racing-bred suspension, track-tuned and road-ready

Adjustable coil-over springs team with the 3-stage adaptive damping of AMG RIDE CONTROL and active rear-wheel steering for unshakable control on road or track. Five AMG DYNAMIC SELECT drive modes let you dial in shifting, damping, exhaust sound and more.

9-mode traction control, because traction is control

Even in the most capable track car, the driver runs the show. AMG Traction Control lets you dial in degrees of drive-wheel traction via a knob in the cockpit. Nine settings range from wet-road grip to driftable slip, so you can power out of turns with gusto.

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Confident grip, seamless control: The cockpit is what the car does

Grippy DINAMICA microsuede wraps the steering wheel and trims the Nappa leather seats. Console controls evoke the biturbo V8 powerplant, and invoke its power. From the sound system to the structural braces concealed below, even the weight-saving measures assert that AMG never takes control lightly.


Aerodynamically advanced: From active intakes to fixed rear wing

Wind-tunnel tuning harnesses the air for countless benefits. Active lower grille louvers can cool the running gear or cut drag. Active carbon fibre underbody fairings draw car to road at speed. And even with wider tires and rear fenders and a huge fixed wing, the GT R has a reduced drag coefficient.

Forged wheels: AMG precision in its most genuine form

AMG® alloy wheels have long been icons of precision and panache. The pinnacle of these are forged for high strength with minimal weight, with the bonus of ultrathin spokes that showcase the AMG brakes. Three available styles are staggered in width and diameter, 19" front/20" rear, for ideal balance. [2]

Models

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  • AMG GT R Coupe
  • $183,000* MSRP
  • Engine Handcrafted 4.0L AMG V8 biturbo
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  • Acceleration
    0-100 km
    3.6 sec
  • Net power
    @ 6,250 rpm
    577 hp
  • Net torque
    @ 1,900-5,000 rpm
    516 lb-ft
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Dimensions

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Key Features

  • Passenger capacity
    2
  • Trunk capacity
    350 L
  • Transmission type
    7-speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT® DCT
  • City fuel economy
    TBD L/100 km
  • Highway fuel economy
    TBD L/100 km
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