Mercedes-Benz Malaysia today introduced the splendid AMG GT-R at the Sepang International Circuit. The Mercedes-AMG GT-R thus appears in the country for the first time with an estimated price tag of about RM 1.7 million.
Well, there’s no words to describe Mercedes’ top performer, this magnificent creation hit the Nordschleife Nürburgring with a lap time of 7:10.92. Its design is a sight to behold, beginning with the new AMG Panamericana grille (that’s inherited from the 300 SL racer), along with 15 chrome-plated vertical fins. Other front highlights are the wide front splitter, air Curtains and the double wheel arch radiators.
The AMG GT R features new and unique wheel arch liners with special cooling-air slits, carbon component and active air management system. The carbon component and active air management play their part in aerodynamics of the speedster.
At the side, the GT-R is accentuated by AMG 10-spoke forged wheels in titanium grey, sized at 10.0 J x 19 ET56 at the front and 12.0 J x 20 ET52 at the rear. The wheels afford a clear view of the brake callipers, which are painted in yellow exclusively for the AMG GT R. Profile highlights include side sill panels, inserts in high-gloss black and high-gloss black caps on the housings of the door mirrors.
As a ready-to-race performer, the AMG GT-R’s interior obviously comes with sport bucket seats; in this case the AMG Performance seats upholstered in nappa leather or DINAMICA microfiber as an option. The interior also include Night package which comprises high-gloss black shift paddles, gloss black steering wheel bezel, gloss black door sills and boot cross member. The other standard-specification is the AMG Interior Piano Lacquer package or the optional matt black carbon fiber trimming.
Under the hood, the AMG GT-R comes with a thumping AMG 4.0-liter twin-turbo engine, paired with a configurable seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. It pushes an output of 430 kW (585 hp) and a peak torque of 700 Nm, between 1900 and 5500 rpm. ‘Nuff said.
To keep a performer like the AMG GT-R rock solid on the road or track, the suspension consists of coil-over suspension with AMG RIDE CONTROL and adaptive damping system. With adaptive damping, the driver is able to select three available modes: “Comfort”, “Sport” and “Sport Plus”.
Last but least, the standard 3-stage ESP with the settings “ESP ON”, “ESP SPORT Handling Mode” and “ESP OFF” works in perfect unison with the limited-slip differential and is optimally tuned to the outstanding driving dynamics of the AMG GT-R.
Mercedes-AMG GT-R specifications
Engine 4.0-litre V-8 with twin turbochargers and direct injection
Displacement 3982 cc
Output 430 kW (585 hp) at 6250 rpm
Peak torque 700 Nm at 1900-5500 rpm
Driven wheels Rear-wheel drive
Transmission AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7 speed dual-clutch transmission
Fuel consumption – urban/extra-urban/combined
15.0/9.2/11.4 l/100 km
Combined CO2 emissions 259 g/km
Efficiency class G
Weight (DIN/EC) 1555*/1630** kg
Power-to-weight ratio 2.66*/2.79** kg/hp
Acceleration 0-100 km/h 3.6 s
Top speed 318 km/h