The Mercedes-AMG GT-R smashed the record for Bathurst (video)

Mercedes-AMG GT-R

At the beginning of the last summer of 2016 we knew a new member in the family Mercedes-AMG GT, the AMG GT R. It’s the version that increased performance gives all of the AMG GT and, during his presentation, was christened as “the beast of the Green Hell”. color green “Green Hell Magno” we had a glimpse of that truth really was.

Not missing one iota of reason to the guys from Mercedes-AMG. Shortly after his presentation we confirmed a time only 7 minutes, 10 seconds and 9 tenths on the old layout of the Nürburgring, leaving behind the Porsche 918 Spyder, but ahead of supercars like the Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition or Ferrari 488 GTB.

, it Appears that the supercar German not only operates freely in the Green Hell, now that we have known (and seen with the video above) that the circuit Bathurst, in New South Wales (Australia) has been his latest prey. There has managed to stop the clock for a quick turn in 2 minutes, 16 seconds and 5 tenths, or what is the same, it has lowered the previous record, which was in the possession of the AMG GT S, in 9 seconds. This makes the Mercedes-AMG GT R in the production car faster that there has rolled.

Bernd Schenider, an official driver for Mercedes, was the one who was at the controls of this “Hulk” with a V8 engine. The Mercedes-AMG GT R has under its front hood a 4-liter V8 biturbo engine which delivers 585 HP and 700 Nm. This performance, along with a studied aerodynamics and the lightness of the set, which amounts to a weight of 1.555 kg, allow him to perform the 0 to 100 km/h in 3,6 seconds, and can reach a maximum speed of 318 km/h. In the video does not reach this top speed, but it exceeds the 300 km/h. Also you will have helped the active suspension and the axis rear directional.

Mercedes-AMG GT-R