Mercedes-AMG GT R vs Porsche 911R
The best of the best – this is the easiest way to describe the two German supercars. In the case of the 911 R, Porsche decided to mix its finest components and create the ultimate 911 in the 991 series. The recipe is simple: 911R mixes the 500 hp flat-six atmospheric engine from the GT3 RS, with a lighter body and a manual transmission. If the standard 911 decided to go all turbo, the 911R stayed true to its heritage and kept its naturally aspirated path. It is the
sharpest and keenest 911. The wider skirts originate from GT3, however the big spoiler is gone, thus retaining the classic 911 silhouette. Take into account the specially made six-speed manual transmission, an exclusive optics package for the interior and the limited run of only 991 units and we’ve got one of the most desirable Porsches ever. Unfortunately, the 911R remains just a dream for many, because all of the copies are already sold out – and already command ridiculously high asking prices on the grey market.
Who does not, however, elevate Porsche to icon status by default, has yet another chance. And that is called AMG GT R. Revealed in early June, the super sports car made its public debut in the famed Goodwood festival of speed. Optically, the AMG comes with a revised front-end including the more aggressive Panamericana-style grill lifted straight from the W194 300SL Gullwing race car from 1954. Additional splitter and flaps generate significantly more downforce on the front axle. Lightweight wheels and ceramic brakes plus a large fixed carbon rear wing round the striking package. Power? 585 hp, 75 PS more than the Mercedes-AMG GT S, powered by the same biturbo 4.0-liter V8. Compared to the GT S torque also increases by 50 Nm to 700 Nm. The GT R isble to reach a speed of 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds. Top speed is 318 km/h.
|Mercedes-AMG GT R||Porsche 911 R|
|Max. power/revs (HP/rpm)||570/6,250||500/8,250|
|0-100 km/h (s)||3.6||3.8|
|Top speed (km/h)||318||323|
|Price (euro, GER)||175,000||189,544|