Mercedes has just revealed the 2018 AMG GT R – a hot, track version of the GT line.
The image above shows the 2018 AMG GT R in all of its glory. Finished in an AMG exclusive “AMG Green Hell Magno,” the GT R looks stunning to our eyes. There are many noticeable changes that together create a cohesive track focused GT. Starting with the Bi-Turbo V8, it’s boost has been raised to 19.6 PSI from 17.4, along with new turbos, modified ECU software, reshaped exhaust ports, and a different compression ratio. These modifications create 577 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque, up from 503 hp and 479 lb-ft found in the GT S.
In addition to engine rework, the AMG Speedshift DCT transmission was modified with a taller first gear and shorter ratios for 7th gear and final-drive, exclusively for the R. Together with a carbon fiber drive shaft, enhanced transmission cooling, and dynamic mounts for the engine and transmission, the GT R is setup for serious performance.
The body and bodywork have received revisions as well. The front and rear fenders are wider, there is a big fixed wing on the back, the front fenders and the roof are made of carbon fiber, there is a center exit exhaust with race diffuser, and vent below the hatch opening to expel hot air.
As for the suspension, there is a lot of forged aluminum in use, a coil-over suspension with AMG Ride Control adjustable adaptive dampers, a rear steering system, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, forged 19 inch front and 20 inch rear wheels. Additionally, one can upgrade to Carbon Ceramic brakes if they wish. There is AMG Traction Control and which works when ESP is switched off, that can let a user modify the level of slip allowed at the rear.
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