After a series of teasers and leaks, the Mercedes-AMG GT R has already seen the light. It is the version most radical of the sports brand of the star, becoming now in their model more oriented to a sporty driving and where all the advances of the technique are intended to offer the best performance and the dynamic behavior more refined.
If we talk about the Mercedes-AMG GT R, its engine 4.0 biturbo V8 585 horsepower and 700 Nm of torque between the 1,900 and 5,500 revolutions is just the tip of the iceberg. With this model, Mercedes-AMG has wanted to create their model of street, the more radical and sporty drawing on the best automobile competition of the brand, as the Mercedes-AMG GT3. It has been developed at the Nürburgring and it shows up in the colour of your bodywork, nicknamed the “AMG green hell magno” in allusion to the circuit known as the green hell.
The V8 engine to 585-horses driving the rear wheels through a gearbox automatic dual-clutch with 7 speeds. The performances are of a heart attack, with a 0-100 km/h 3.6 seconds and a top speed of 318 km/h. It is the third version of this coupe after the Mercedes-AMG GT and GT S, and the most powerful of them all and also the most lightweight with a curb weight 1555 kg.
Not everything in the AMG GT-R is limited to 75 HP of extra power over the GT S. The lightness is one of the key factors, and therefore it has been sought to reduce the weight using carbon fiber elements like the front wings, the roof and the transmission shaft. It has reduced the number of sound-insulating and installed a titanium exhaust, lighter with a system that allows you to modify the sound. In total, and despite the many improvements, the weight of the Mercedes-AMG GT R is even 15 pounds less than the GT S.
improvements are obtained primarily from a new system of overfeeding, turbos included, as well as reprogramming electronics. The lubrication system is dry sump. The gearbox has been making a point specifically for the occasion and in addition a mapping specific to the software control, has a first gear longer and some gears 5th and 7th shorter, thus contributing to better acceleration. Can be used manually with the paddles placed behind the steering wheel and offers different modes of operation, one for every occasion from the most comfortable to the most radical.
beyond making nice: the aerodynamics is key
In this Mercedes-AMG GT R around the design is oriented to offer maximum performance, so that aerodynamics is a well studied. That does not prevent the details that at the same time are allusions to the history of the brand, such as the front grille inspired by the Mercedes 300 SL in 1952 he won the carrera Panamericana, a design already used in the race version GT3.
All the body kit, significantly more width, this Mercedes-AMG GT R has been studied to offer the best aerodynamics, to such an extent that at maximum speed, offers 155 more pounds of downforce than the GT S. The active aerodynamic is one of the keys, with moving parts of carbon on the underside of the vehicle looking for a Venturi effect that adheres more to the car on the tarmac, with an improvement of up to 40% driving at 250 km/h. A few trap doors that close the front grilles are also contributing to the improved aerodynamics and, secondarily, in a reduction in consumption. The back spoiler is fixed, but its inclination can be varied manually.
Guarantee of dynamism
At the level of the chassis, Mercedes-AMG has also made the corresponding tuning of the suspension, with a track width increased. By a part have been employed materials such as forged aluminum, reducing the weight of the unsprung masses. The dimensions have also been optimized for the occasion and the silent-blocks of the whole suspension and steering are stiffer and more rigid to ensure the minimum possible variations in the dimensions under a high requirement, so as to guarantee driving more precise.
The sway bars are specific to the Mercedes-AMG GT R, and the suspension coilover allows for a variety of manual adjustments of the springs to optimize the behavior of the car to each circuit, the natural habitat of this machine. The setting manual of the springs is joined to a adaptive shock absorbers electronic control, which can be run through an automatic volume control or selectable by the driver with modes Comfort, Sport and Sport Plus.
To enjoy even greater dynamism, the rear axle is directional. Up to 100 km/h the rear wheels turn against the front, making the car much more agile and maneuverable, especially on paths that are slower and revirados. Above that speed, the four wheels turn in the same direction, providing greater stability and a few changes of direction quicker. The steering is speed-sensitive and adjusts accordingly.
stability control offers three settings, with the Sport and the disconnect the two options that complement the traditional system. Depending on the degree of experience of the pilot, it is possible to adjust the intrusion of the electronic aids. In the mode, ESP off, the traction control allows you to choose up to 9 levels of slip to the rear axle, the electronic system is maintained at all times. The rear differential is limited-slip, electronic control.
The team of brakes will ensure the correct braking for this beast. Serial the front discs are 390 mm, while the rear are 360 mm Optionally the brakes carbonocerámicos will save 17 kilos and improve the braking. The Mercedes-AMG GT R mounted tires Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 275/35 R19 in front and 325/30 R20 behind.
the interior of The Mercedes-AMG GT R no waiver of sportsmanship. seats bucket sports are manual adjustment and as light as possible, upholstered in a combination of leather and microfiber. Optionally and without cost, can be mounted a few seats AMG performance.
Despite the sporty nature of this model, the presentation of the interior is very neat, with all sides upholstered either in leather or microfiber. The chrome, the trim of carbon fiber and the appliqué piano black not lacking in the interior of this Mercedes-AMG GT R 585 horsepower.
The Mercedes-AMG GT R start your marketing the 21 of November of 2016, although the first units will arrive in Europe in march 2017.
Source – Mercedes