2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R: Confusing name has more green power

The Mercedes-AMG GT R has a retuned 4-liter twin-turbo V8 that now delivers 430kW (585hp) and 700Nm (516 lb-ft) for a 0-100km/h time of 3.6 seconds.

Compared to the GT S, the Mercedes-AMG GT R has 55kW (75hp) more power and 50Nm (37 lb-ft) more torque. Power goes to the rear wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, and the top speed is 318km/h (198mph).

The AMG GT R benefits from a larger rear wing, rear wheel steering, active aerodynamics, and reinforcements for the chassis.

Despite gaining these features, the GT R is actually 15kg (33 lb) lighter at 1,555kg DIN (3,428 lb). There’s carbonfiber front fenders and torque tube, titanium silencer, forged alloy wheels (19-inch at the front, 20-inch at the rear), and fewer pieces of soundproofing.

A wider front and rear track, and new fenders accomodate the wider wheels. The GT R has Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires (275/35 at the front and 325/30 at the rear).

The GT R is available with the exclusive “AMG green hell magno” paint color, which honors the time spent on the Nurburgring Nordschleife or the Green Hell.