The Germans renew their vows in the affairs of luxury driving and performance as they update the Mercedes AMG GT R for 2020.
Clocking in at 319-km/hour, it could very well be the fastest set of wheels Mercedes has ever brought to India. As it launched alongside the ultra-slick Mercedes AMG C 63 Coupe, and needless to say, both models are brought to India as completely built units (CBUs). While the new C 63 is a city Coupe that designed for style and power-packed driving, the GT R looks like it arrived right off the track. It’s quite literally a track-bred model that Mercedes AMG decided to give an on-road badge.
Before we get into engine specifics, let’s get an overview of the cosmetic package and the interior the GT R boasts. While remaining mostly unchanged from its predecessor, the GT seems to have a better focus on aerodynamics this time. The central air dam also has been tweaked while the design of the rear wing seems to have been adjusted, it also oddly seems smaller now. To the front, it also gets new AMG performance LED headlamps, AMG A-Type grille and improved brake cooling measures.
The flagship “Beast of the Green Hell” Mercedes AMG GT R arrives with just minor styling differences, but pack quite a few performance enhancements. Powering this speedster is a 4.0-litre bi-turbo V8 guzzler that produces a ground-rumbling 585-horsepower and 700-Nm of torque. All of this has been clutched by a 7-speed dual-system automatic gearbox. The hype behind this model is its speed, the Mercedes AMG GT R is a truly mean machine and can sprint from 0-100-km/hour in just 3.6 seconds while maxing out at a whopping a 319-km/hour. Also, the GT R is said to be lighter than the outgoing model by 13.9 kg, which could give it an edge.
While of course, these cars aren’t for everybody and just anyplace. For those who’d like to seek this type of AMG thrill, you can book the car at Mercedes’ Merc-From-Home online platform for now at Rs 2.48 crore, (ex-showroom, India).
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