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The 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R is louder, quicker, angrier, wider

With more power and more capability than even the AMG GT S, the R stands to be a hell of a car.

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If you're looking for a more track-oriented version of the Mercedes-AMG GT, the GT R should be right up your alley.

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Power is up over other variants, with output rated at 577 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. 60 mph arrives in 3.5 seconds.

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The rear end alone is 2.2 inches wider than the standard AMG GT.

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In fact, many elements of the GT R come straight from Mercedes' GT3 racing efforts.

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Race-inspired bits include active aerodynamics, adjustable traction control, a fixed rear spoiler, adjustable coilover suspension and a whole load of carbon fiber.

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Cornering ability is improved, thanks to rear-wheel steering, an electronic limited-slip differential and super-sticky Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires.

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The GT R will compete with more hard-core variants of the Porsche 911 and Audi R8.

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The car will be available in the US by the middle of next year.

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Pricing is TBA, but I'd expect it to run around $150,000, if not a bit higher.

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Its green exterior paint is inspired by the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife racetrack.

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AMG GT R; 2016; Landstraße; Exterrieur: AMG Green Hell magno; neuer AMG Panamericana Grill; Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 11,4 l/100 km, CO2-Emissionen kombiniert: 259 g/km AMG GT R; 2016; country road; Exterior: AMG Green Hell magno, new AMG Panamericana radiator grille; Fuel consumption, combined: 11.4 l/100 km, CO2 emissions, combined: 259 g/km
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AMG GT R; 2016; Landstraße; Exterrieur: AMG Green Hell magno; Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 11,4 l/100 km, CO2-Emissionen kombiniert: 259 g/km AMG GT R; 2016; country road; Exterior: AMG Green Hell magno; Fuel consumption, combined: 11.4 l/100 km, CO2 emissions, combined: 259 g/km
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AMG GT R; 2016; Landstraße; Exterrieur: AMG Green Hell magno; Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 11,4 l/100 km, CO2-Emissionen kombiniert: 259 g/km AMG GT R; 2016; country road; Exterior: AMG Green Hell magno; Fuel consumption, combined: 11.4 l/100 km, CO2 emissions, combined: 259 g/km
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AMG GT R; 2016; Landstraße; Exterrieur: AMG Green Hell magno; Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 11,4 l/100 km, CO2-Emissionen kombiniert: 259 g/km AMG GT R; 2016; country road; Exterior: AMG Green Hell magno; Fuel consumption, combined: 11.4 l/100 km, CO2 emissions, combined: 259 g/km
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AMG GT R; 2016; Landstraße; Exterrieur: AMG Green Hell magno; Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 11,4 l/100 km, CO2-Emissionen kombiniert: 259 g/km AMG GT R; 2016; country road; Exterior: AMG Green Hell magno; Fuel consumption, combined: 11.4 l/100 km, CO2 emissions, combined: 259 g/km
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AMG GT R; 2016; Detail; 4,0-Liter-V8-Biturobomotor; 430 kW, 700 Nm; Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 11,4 l/100 km, CO2-Emissionen kombiniert: 259 g/km AMG GT R; 2016; detail; 4.0 liter V8 biturbo engine; 430 kW, 700 Nm; Fuel consumption, combined: 11.4 l/100 km, CO2 emissions, combined: 259 g/km
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AMG GT R; 2016; Landstraße; Exterrieur: AMG Green Hell magno; neuer AMG Panamericana Grill; Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 11,4 l/100 km, CO2-Emissionen kombiniert: 259 g/km AMG GT R; 2016; country road; Exterior: AMG Green Hell magno, new AMG Panamericana radiator grille; Fuel consumption, combined: 11.4 l/100 km, CO2 emissions, combined: 259 g/km
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AMG GT R; 2016; Rennstrecke; Interieur: Leder Nappa/Mikrofaser Dinamica Schwarz, Carbon Zierteile; Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 11,4 l/100 km, CO2-Emissionen kombiniert: 259 g/km AMG GT R; 2016; race track Interior: nappa leather / DINAMICA microfibre upholstery, carbon-fibre trim parts; Fuel consumption, combined: 11.4 l/100 km, CO2 emissions, combined: 259 g/km
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AMG GT R; 2016; Studio; Exterrieur: AMG Green Hell magno; neuer AMG Panamericana Grill; Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 11,4 l/100 km, CO2-Emissionen kombiniert: 259 g/km AMG GT R; 2016; studio; Exterior: AMG Green Hell magno, new AMG Panamericana radiator grille; Fuel consumption, combined: 11.4 l/100 km, CO2 emissions, combined: 259 g/km
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AMG GT R; 2016; Studio; Exterrieur: AMG Green Hell magno; neuer AMG Panamericana Grill; Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 11,4 l/100 km, CO2-Emissionen kombiniert: 259 g/km AMG GT R; 2016; studio; Exterior: AMG Green Hell magno, new AMG Panamericana radiator grille; Fuel consumption, combined: 11.4 l/100 km, CO2 emissions, combined: 259 g/km
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AMG GT R; 2016; Studio; Exterrieur: AMG Green Hell magno; Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 11,4 l/100 km, CO2-Emissionen kombiniert: 259 g/km AMG GT R; 2016; studio; Exterior: AMG Green Hell magno; Fuel consumption, combined: 11.4 l/100 km, CO2 emissions, combined: 259 g/km
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AMG GT R; 2016; Studio; Exterrieur: AMG Green Hell magno; neuer AMG Panamericana Grill; Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 11,4 l/100 km, CO2-Emissionen kombiniert: 259 g/km AMG GT R; 2016; studio; Exterior: AMG Green Hell magno, new AMG Panamericana radiator grille; Fuel consumption, combined: 11.4 l/100 km, CO2 emissions, combined: 259 g/km
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AMG GT R; 2016; Studio; Exterrieur: AMG Green Hell magno; Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 11,4 l/100 km, CO2-Emissionen kombiniert: 259 g/km AMG GT R; 2016; studio; Exterior: AMG Green Hell magno; Fuel consumption, combined: 11.4 l/100 km, CO2 emissions, combined: 259 g/km
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AMG GT R; 2016; Studio; Exterrieur: AMG Green Hell magno; Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 11,4 l/100 km, CO2-Emissionen kombiniert: 259 g/km AMG GT R; 2016; studio; Exterior: AMG Green Hell magno; Fuel consumption, combined: 11.4 l/100 km, CO2 emissions, combined: 259 g/km
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AMG GT R; 2016; Studio; Exterrieur: AMG Green Hell magno; Frontschürze im Jet-Wing-Design; Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 11,4 l/100 km, CO2-Emissionen kombiniert: 259 g/km AMG GT R; 2016; studio; Exterior: AMG Green Hell magno; front Apron in jet wing design; Fuel consumption, combined: 11.4 l/100 km, CO2 emissions, combined: 259 g/km
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AMG GT R; 2016; Studio; Exterrieur: AMG Green Hell magno; AMG Performance Schmiederad exklusiv für AMG GT R; Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 11,4 l/100 km, CO2-Emissionen kombiniert: 259 g/km AMG GT R; 2016; studio; Exterior: AMG Green Hell magno; AMG performance forged wheel exclusive for the AMG GT RFuel consumption, combined: 11.4 l/100 km, CO2 emissions, combined: 259 g/km
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AMG GT R; 2016; Studio; Exterrieur: AMG Green Hell magno; Heckschürze mit großen äußeren Entlüftungsöffnungen; Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 11,4 l/100 km, CO2-Emissionen kombiniert: 259 g/km AMG GT R; 2016; studio; Exterior: AMG Green Hell magno, rear apron with wide air outlets; Fuel consumption, combined: 11.4 l/100 km, CO2 emissions, combined: 259 g/km
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AMG GT R; 2016; Studio; Exterrieur: AMG Green Hell magno; Heckleuchten in LED-Technik; Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 11,4 l/100 km, CO2-Emissionen kombiniert: 259 g/km AMG GT R; 2016; studio; Exterior: AMG Green Hell magno, LED tails lights; Fuel consumption, combined: 11.4 l/100 km, CO2 emissions, combined: 259 g/km
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AMG GT R; 2016; Studio; Exterrieur: AMG Green Hell magno; Luftauslass Vorderkotflügel; Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 11,4 l/100 km, CO2-Emissionen kombiniert: 259 g/km AMG GT R; 2016; studio; Exterior: AMG Green Hell magno, air outlet at the front wings; Fuel consumption, combined: 11.4 l/100 km, CO2 emissions, combined: 259 g/km
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AMG GT R; 2016; Studio; Interieur: Leder Nappa/Mikrofaser Dinamica Schwarz, AMG Sportsitze; Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 11,4 l/100 km, CO2-Emissionen kombiniert: 259 g/km AMG GT R; 2016; studio; Interior: nappa leather / DINAMICA microfibre upholstery, AMG sport seats; Fuel consumption, combined: 11.4 l/100 km, CO2 emissions, combined: 259 g/km

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