SHARE THIS ARTICLE

The Mercedes-AMG GT R has just arrived in Santa Barbara, California! Before its introduction at the Geneva Auto Show later this year, it has been released with prototype details: a heavily-tuned 4.

0-liter biturbocharged M178 V8 producing 651 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque mated to a 7-speed AMG "SPEEDSHIFT" dual-clutch transmission, promising a sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (or 0-62 mph) in 3.1 seconds, up to 200 km/h (about 124 mph) 7.9 seconds later, with the quarter-mile dash being completed in 10.6 seconds at 123 mph and the highest downforce of any currently-available production car at 7,500 lbs of downforce at 171 mph, which beats the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR's 1,710 at 177.

The AMG GT R has also been promised to break these goals: a claimed 7 minutes and 15 seconds at the Nürburgring Nordschleife, and 2 minutes 45 seconds at the VIR Grand East Course, where the Dodge Viper ACR set the track record at 2:40.02.

The new AMG GT R will be one of the fastest Mercedes production vehicles in the world, alongside the SL65 AMG and SLS AMG and their "Black Series" variations, the older SLR McLaren/722 and CLK DTM, and the much older CLK GTR.

Its 651-hp rating beats -- for example -- the Viper's 645, the McLaren 650S' 641, the already-discontinued Porsche 911 GT2 RS' 612, the Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4's 602, the also-discontinued Ferrari 458 Speciale's 597, and the Nissan GT-R NISMO's 592.

Read Article


2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R Spotted In Southern California: A 651-HP Dodge Viper ACR Killer

About the Author

JohnZelcs

User Comments

poot66
Runamukk

Add your Comments

Images hosted in your AgentSpace can now be posted in the comments section using the following syntax (case matters): [img]IMAGE URL[/img]
Example: [img]http://agent001.myautospies.com/images/sample.jpg[/img]