The Mercedes-AMG GT R has spent most of its formative years at the Nurburgring. So, just how fast does the production car go around the famed circuit? Fast, very fast.
Sport Auto recently took the AMG flagship around the Green Hell and posted the incredible lap time of 7 min 10.92 seconds, faster than the Nissan GT-R, Ferrari 488 GTB, Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 and Porsche 911 GT2 RS.
Watch the on board video below:
The AMG GT R is powered by the same twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 engine used on standard AMG GT models, but uprated to serve up 430kW (577hp) and 700Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque. Matched with a seven-speed dual clutch transmission and driving the rear wheels, the AMG GT R launches from zero to 100km/h in conservative prediction of 3.5 seconds, 0.3 of a second faster than the GT S. Top speed is said to be 318km/h, 8km/h more than the standard car.
Further reading – First Look: Mercedes-AMG GT R