Mercedes-Benz has released four teaser images of the forthcoming AMG GT R model which will debut at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed which takes place June 23 to 26.
No further details were provided, of course, but we expect the Mercedes-AMG GT-R to be fitted with a 4.0-liter bi-turbo V8 with an output of around 550 to 570 horsepower and a torque reading of about 516 lb-ft (700 Nm). That would place the model in competition with the likes of the McLaren’s 675LT and the Porsche 911 GT3 RS.
When it eventually goes on sale, the new two-seater is expected to be a key rival to Mercedes’ Stuttgart neighbour Porsche and its highly rated 911 GT3 RS. It’ll be built on the same assembly line as the GT and GT S at Mercedes-Benz’s Sindelfingen factory in Germany.
The GT R is the third in a planned five-model line-up and is the most aggressive incarnation of the GT yet. Together with an upgraded engine delivering around 570bhp, it receives heavily reworked underpinnings developed as part of a homologation package for the GT3 race car unveiled at last year’s Geneva motor show.
Under the hood will likely be an uprated version of the regular GT’s twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8. Peak output should exceed the 503 horsepower of the GT S model, and incredibly the boss of Mercedes-AMG Tobias Moers has stated the GT R will even outperform the company’s SLS AMG Black Series. Its rivals will be Chevrolet’s Corvette Z06, Porsche’s 911 GT3 RS and Nissan’s GT-R Nismo.