The Mercedes AMG GT-R the fastest in Nurburgring, isn’t it?


Sport Car names the sport faster in the Ring.

In a recent test of the German publication Sport Auto on the Nurburgring, a Mercedes AMG GT R managed to stop the clock some more than spectacular 7:10.92. Time that allows you to enter in the exclusive club of the fastest through the twisty German circuit, although the German magazine has announced directly as the fastest lap of the circuit by a sports car road.

The brand itself is spectacular, since he has managed to outsmart a beast more power, such as the Porsche 918 Spyder, Gumpert Apollo Sport, or the Dodge Viper SRT-10 ACR. However, is not the fastest time done by a sporty street at the Nordschleife, a record that still holds the Radical SR8LM, a true barqueta of competition but that can be registered.

Taking a look at the time table, we find that there are other models, much more prepared for the street that the Radical, which also have brands best to that obtained by the AMG GT R, such as the Porsche 918 Spyder, Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 SV or the Nissan GT-R (R35) Nismo.

Puesto Modelo Potencia Peso Tiempo
1 Radical SR8LM 455 HP 650 kg 6:48.00
2 Radical SR8 363 HP 650 kg 6.55.00
3 Porsche 918 Spyder 887 HP 1.640 kg 6:57.00
4 Lamborghini Aventador SV 750 HP 1.525 kg 5:59.73
5 Nio EP9 1.360 CV 1.735 kg 7:05.12
6 Nissan GT-R Nismo 600 HP 1.720 kg 7:08.68
7 Mercedes-AMG GT R 585 HP 1.554 kg 7:10.92
8 Gumpert Apollo Sport 700 HP 1,200 kg 7:11.57
9 Dodge Viper SRT-10 ACR 608 CV 1.536 kg 7:12.13
10 Lexus LFA Nurburgring Package 570 CV 1.509 kg 7:14.64

Studying the table, the only thing that comes to mind is that the Mercedes-AMG GT R is the sporty rear-wheel-drive serial production faster and faster until the moment, since all the models that are listed ahead of him or are limited production or on order, or have all-wheel-drive.

In the case of Nio EP9, this is a prototype electric that will not be produced, which has served for the presentation of the new range of electric company china NextEV, and therefore, cannot be considered a production vehicle.

Regardless of how you read the data, what is certain is that the time of the AMG GT-R is spectacular, lead to models with greater depth as are the Gumpert or the Viper ACR, and to some of its direct rivals such as the Ferrari 488 GTB (7:21.00), Porsche 911 (997) GT2 RS (7:18.00) or the 911 (991) GT3 RS (7:20.00).