Just ahead of winter, the new Mercedes-AMG GT R has set the fastest-ever lap time on the Nürburgring Nordschleife in a test drive independently conducted by the magazine “sport auto.” In a time of 7:10.9, the new pinnacle of the AMG model range was faster through the “Green Hell” than any other road-going sports car ever tested by the motoring magazine.
With a laptime of just 7:10.9, the Mercedes-AMG GT R was faster than any other road-going sports car ever tested. Hence, the 577 hp “Beast of the Green Hell” has more than lived up to its name.
A lap of the legendary Nordschleife, which ranks as the world’s toughest race track, is the ultimate test of a sports car and is where the Mercedes-AMG GT R spent a large proportion of its development time. Numerous innovations and modifications bear witness that the road-going sports car has racing DNA in its blood. The foundations for such exceptional driving dynamics come courtesy of the front mid- engine layout with transaxle, a 577 hp 4.0L V8 biturbo engine, extensively modified suspension, sophisticated aerodynamics, active rear-axle steering, bespoke tires and intelligent lightweight design.