With the reigning Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton as the star guest, Mercedes-AMG this evening presented the new AMG GT R* as the latest and most powerful member of the successful V8 sports car family. The venue for this presentation was the legendary Brooklands circuit in Great Britain, which is now the home of the automotive experience centre "Mercedes-Benz World". Around 100 international media representatives were present when the 430 kW/585 hp "Beast from the Green Hell" was let out of its cage. The "Green Hell" refers to the birthplace of the AMG GT R - the North Loop at Nürburgring, where the new top model in the GT family was extensively tested. The name is also a reference to the exclusive, special "AMG green hell magno" paint finish of the world premiere car.
Mercedes-AMG continues to grow and is expanding the top end of its product range with the introduction of the new AMG GT R. The AMG GT R is a roadgoing sports car with motor racing genes. With its innovative technical solutions it offers an impressive driving experience. It combines the driving dynamics of the AMG GT3 racing car with the everyday practicality of the AMG GT. The newcomer once again confirms that the designers of racing and roadgoing cars work together very closely.
In workshops covering driving dynamics, weight optimisation, aerodynamics and design, the experts from Mercedes-AMG explained technical highlights such as the active rear axle steering, the intelligent lightweight construction, the active aerodynamic section in the underbody and the expressive design with motorsport features such as the new AMG Panamericana grille.
"We have defined every single component dedicated to performance. The result is an overall composition which perfectly reflects our motto: "Handcrafted by racers". That makes this sports car a milestone when it comes to driving dynamics." Tobias Moers, Chairman of Mercedes-AMG GmbH, said about the latest member of the GT family.
The Mercedes-AMG GT R can be ordered from 21 November 2016, and the European market launch will begin in March 2017.