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Mercedes AMG GT R Becomes Fastest Production Car Ever

2017 Mercedes AMG GT-R derives its power from a twin turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine that’s good for 577bhp.

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Mercedes AMG GT-R will be the fourth AMG model from the German carmaker this year.

Mercedes AMG GT-R performance sets a new record at BIC (Buddha International Circuit) with a lap time of 2 mins 09.853 seconds. With this achievement, it has earned the title of the fastest production car ever at the famed F1 circuit. Over 0.05 seconds faster in its outing at the BCI track, the AMG GT-R has now beaten the Mercedes SLS AMG that clocked the fastest lap in 2 minis 14.521 seconds in March, 2013. The speed test was organised by FMSCI (Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India), and the Mercedes AMG GT R was driven by AMG Driver Christian Hohenadel. Read About – Mercedes AMG GLC 43 Coupe

Roland Folger, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India: “We are highly thrilled with the accomplishment of the ‘Beast of the Green Hell’, which spearheads Mercedes-AMG’s model range globally. The Mercedes-AMG GT R which has spent a large portion of its development time at the Green Hell of the Nürburgring has proven its racing mettle at our very own Buddh International Circuit. It is only fitting that ahead of its India debut, the Mercedes-AMG GT R, holds the title of clocking the fastest lap ever by a production car in India. Mercedes-Benz has a formidable presence in the racing and motorsports arena, and this strong lineage is present in our vehicle design and technology, both in performance and aesthetics. The AMG GT R is an embodiment of Mercedes-AMG’s global expertise in creating a sports car that every performance enthusiast around the world, would like to own and experience every day.”

2017 Mercedes AMG GT-R S Picture Gallery 

Touted as ‘Beast of the Green Hell’, the Mercedes AMG GT R is all set to have its India debut on 21st August 2017. This will be the fourth AMG model from the German carmaker this year. Recently, the German luxury carmaker imported the first ever Right Hand Drive (RHD) model manufactured at brand’s Affalterbach plant in Germany.

Painted in signature ‘AMG Green Hell Magno’ shade, this performance-oriented Mercedes derives its power from a twin turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine that’s good for 577bhp. This makes it around 75bhp more than the previous GT S. The torque figure of this motor stands at 700Nm. This high-performance athlete is capable of achieving 0-100kmph sprints in just 3.6 seconds. It has an electronic speed limit of 318kmph. Delivering power to the wheels is a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox. Read More About – 2017 Mercedes Benz GLA

Christian Hohenadel with Mercedes AMG GT R

Built on AMG design idiom of “Dynamic Presence”, the 2017 Mercedes AMG GT-R features new AMG Panamericana grille with 15 chrome-plated vertical fins, low-slung front section, ‘shark nose’, wide front slitter at the front end. Other design highlights include lightweight forged wheels with cup tyres, new wheel arch liners with special cooling air slits, large rear aerofoil, new rear design with double diffuser, etc.  Read – Mercedes-Benz Records Highest Ever Q2 & Half Yearly Sales

The car has new active aerodynamic profile in the underbody that improves its drag coefficient and performance. For the first time, Mercedes has used the standard-fit active rear-wheel steering on the 2017 AMG GT-R. This system offers a perfect combination of stability and agility. What further enhance its track performance are AMG traction control, electronically controlled limited slip differential on the rear axle, wider front and rear wings. Check Out – 2017 Mercedes Benz E-Class: Pictures & Details


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