Mercedes-AMG GT R premiered to great fanfare with a 585 PS V8 bi-turbo beast of an engine and an aero-kit made in Heaven. Now, the Beast of Green Hell (Nurburgring Nordschleiffe) has been caught on the streets of Berlin.
The raw AMG supercar certainly knows how to draw attention. Besides additional spoilers, the “beast of the Green Hell” features a special color: Green Hell AMG Magno. Also brand new for the Mercedes-AMG GT R are the lighweight alloy wheels, modified brakes, suspension and steering ratio and last, but not the least, the huge fixed rear wing and front grille which pays homage to the W194 300SL Gullwing race car from 1954.
Mercedes-AMG GT R, the most potent sports car in AMG’s portofolio today, is powered by the biturbo 4.0-liter V8 of its GT S brother, boosted to 585 PS or 577 hp, 75 PS more than the Mercedes-AMG GT S. Compared to the GT S torque also increases by 50 Nm to 700 Nm. The GT R must be able to reach a speed of 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds. It’s also 0.2 seconds quicker than the GT S. Top speed is 318 km/h.
The Mercedes-AMG GT R is a rare sight and should stay that way forever. Even if initially the hot new Mercedes-AMG GT R was not supposed to be a limited run model, in the vein of the hardcore Black Series variants, Mercedes decided to limit its production at 2.000 units only.