the new Mercedes AMG GT R

the new Mercedes AMG GT R

Airlifted in via a cargo container, the new AMG GT R will “absolutely” beat the Porsche 911 GT3 RS, regarded as one of the world’s most potent road-legal race cars, insists the AMG supremo.

Arriving in Australia in July 2017 for around $350,000, the GT R pumps 430kW and 700Nm through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic, the rear-drive AMG ripping from 0-100km/h in just 3.6 seconds then on to a top speed of 318km/h.

AMG designers widened both the front and rear fenders, which let them give the car a wider stance. With wider tires and a broader posture, the GT R is an even keener cornering machine than it’s little brother the GT S.

Discerning observers will notice that the front and rear fascias of the GT R have been reworked, compared to those of the GT S. Perhaps the most striking difference is the new “Panamericana” front grille with 15 chrome-plated vertical fins inspired by the racing version of the car.

Inside, the AMG GT R scores manually-adjustable lightweight bucket seats, while its wider stance and aggressive aero are matched to a brand new ‘Green Hell magno’ paint job.

The GT R arrives in Australia in July 2017, however expect supply to be extremely limited and pricing to nudge the $400,000 mark.

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