$157,995 – PRICE OF AMG GT-R

The 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe price will start at $157,995.

The GT-R is $24,600 more expensive than the 503-hp GT-S, and $44,600 more expensive the base GT Coupe. Weighing in at 3,428 pounds, the GT-R blazes from 0-60 mph in scant 3.5 seconds. The AMG seven-speed dual-clutch transmission channells power to the rear wheels. The GT-R’s coil-over suspension helps it handle and maintain a super stable ride. 1.5 degrees of rear axel steer aids handling to tighten the car’s lines around corners, and a new AMG Traction Control system offers nine driver-selectable input levels. Needless to say, this car is a beast!

Look for the 2018 AMG GT-R this summer at a Mercedes-Benz dealership near you.

2018 AMG GT R – A TRUE TRACK BEAST!

Mercedes has just revealed the 2018 AMG GT R – a hot, track version of the GT line.

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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.

Check out the gallery below and let us know what you think!

AMG GT R Will Debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed

The Festival of Speed takes place this year from June 23-26, and Mercedes has confirmed it will debut the car at the show.

The new car will be the halo model of the AMG GT Coupe line. Expectations are that the car will use a heavily tuned version of the 4.0L V8 TT. The Car is expected to go on sale in the USA at the end of summer, 2017. We expect the AMG GT R will be a 2018 Model.

Visually, changes should include a deeper front bumper with a lip, a revised exhaust system, rear spoiler, suspension and braking tweaks.

Check out our spy images below and let us know what you think of this model!