Mercedes-Benz is known for ultra high performance special editions from AMG and their exclusive Black-Series line. The 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT-R is no exception to that rule. The AMG GT-R features a twin-turbocharged engine with 577 horsepower and about every performance upgrade you could ever wish for.
We make no qualms about it, the Mercedes-AMG GT is a fantastic car. It’s fast, stunning, and offers blistering performance, but making it even better in every respect is without a doubt a wish come true.
The AMG GT-R gets a hand built 4.0L twin-turbo V8 engine that produces 577 horsepower, an increase of 74 horsepower over the top performing GT-S currently available. The two turbos can build almost 20 pounds of boost (19.6 psi) which is then fed through liquid-to-air intercoolers before going inside the combustion chamber. the engine specific to this model features a dry sump lubrication system too – perfect for the track!
The power gets transferred by a seven-speed dual clutch trans-axle that drives the rear wheels via a limited slip differential. The GT-R also gets bespoke, lightweight 20 inch wheels with ultra high performance Michelin tires.
The suspension features advanced technology and weight reduction to make the most from the 577 horsepower. The GT-R features rear-wheels steering, active aerodynamics, and a double-wishbone coil-over front and rear suspension. The active aerodynamics begin working after the vehicle hits 50 mph. The system uses a carbon fiber underbody spoiler by 1.6 inches which reduces front axle lift by 80 pounds at 155 mph.The front and rear double-wishbone suspensions use forged aluminum control arms and feature coil-over spring technology that is matched to the AMG active damping Ride Control.
The 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT-R can hit a top speed of 198 mph. Slowing down the car are standard 15.4 inch front and 14.2 inch rear brakes with perforated steel rotors. Carbon ceramic brakes are optional.
The AMG GT-R will be available sometime in 2017. The starting price is estimated to be well over $150,000.