The 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R is louder, quicker, angrier, wider
If you're looking for a more track-oriented version of the Mercedes-AMG GT, the GT R should be right up your alley.
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.
The rear end alone is 2.2 inches wider than the standard AMG GT.
In fact, many elements of the GT R come straight from Mercedes' GT3 racing efforts.
Race-inspired bits include active aerodynamics, adjustable traction control, a fixed rear spoiler, adjustable coilover suspension and a whole load of carbon fiber.
Cornering ability is improved, thanks to rear-wheel steering, an electronic limited-slip differential and super-sticky Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires.
The GT R will compete with more hard-core variants of the Porsche 911 and Audi R8.
The car will be available in the US by the middle of next year.
Pricing is TBA, but I'd expect it to run around $150,000, if not a bit higher.
Its green exterior paint is inspired by the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife racetrack.