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Image gallery: Mercedes-AMG GT R

Team OD  /
28 Jun 2016 16:17:07 IST

Initially teased with cleverly shrouded images, the Mercedes-AMG GT R was finally revealed at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Draped in a loud green scheme that pays homage to its development home, the Green Hell, the AMG GT R is the hardcore track-oriented version of the AMG GT. Powered by a 585PS version of the same 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8, the Mercedes-AMG GT R sprints to 100kmph from a standstill in 3.6 seconds and goes on to a top whack of 318kmph. Weight has been cut down by 15kg over the AMG GT S, thanks to carbon-fibre construction, while the reworked suspension helps with handling. Its underbody active aero and a fixed rear wing increase the downforce, which in turn ensures maximum cornering speeds. Take a look at the new Mercedes-AMG GT R down below.

Mercedes-AMG GT R (11)The AMG GT R has a more aggressive front end, with flared intakes and a revised front splitter

Mercedes-AMG GT R (8)A fastback front-engined rear-wheel drive layout gives the AMG GT R a low slung stance

Mercedes-AMG GT R (9)The fixed rear wing and double diffuser indicate that the AMG GT R is built on and for the track

Mercedes-AMG GT R (10)The famous Panamericana grille seen on various Mercedes racecars hints at the motorsport heritage of the marque

Mercedes-AMG GT R (1)

Mercedes-AMG GT R (2)Black 10-spoke alloys conceal the carbon-ceramic brakes

Mercedes-AMG GT R (3)Carbon-fibre diffusers are always a treat to look at

Mercedes-AMG GT R (12)Blacked-out interiors with yellow accents are tasteful and very well done

Mercedes-AMG GT R (7)The 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 churns out 585PS and 700Nm of torque

Mercedes-AMG GT R (5)The Mercedes-AMG GT R in its element

Mercedes-AMG GT R (6)

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