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Mercedes-AMG GT R Makes Dynamic Debut at Goodwood 2016

The Mercedes-AMG GT R is one of the most exciting and bonkers AMG machines to ever be produced by Mercedes-Benz.

Painted in a vibrant shade of green, Mercedes used the grand stage of the Goodwood Festival of Speed to show off their latest and greatest speed machine. The debut of the GT R at Goodwood included a run up the famous hill as well as time spent up close and personal with the fans at the Mercedes booth.

The GT-R is powered by a 4.0 litre twin-turbocharged V8 that produces 585 hp with 700 Nm of torque. The power increase of 75 horsepower over the standard GT is achieved through new turbochargers with 0.15 bar of boost. The AMG GT-R manages 0-100 km/h in just 3.6 seconds with a top speed of 318 km/h. Drive is through AMG’s SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission. Weight distribution is a rear-biased 47.3 to 52.7 with a power to weight ratio of 2.66 kilograms per hp.

Mercedes-AMG GT R (8)

Inside, lightweight manually adjustable AMG sports bucket seats are upholstered in nappa leather and DYNAMIC microfibre. Optional yellow seat belts, dials with yellow highlights, AMG Interior Piano Lacquer package and special controls are also available. The new AMG Interior Night package comes as standard. As an option, customers can order the trim in matt black carbon fibre.

For more on the GT R, you can check out our first impressions post right here!

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