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Watch Mercedes AMG GT R Tackle the Nurburgring

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In a world-first, exclusive test drive of the new Mercedes AMG GT R, the guys at Sport Auto magazine took the beast back to where it was developed – its natural habitat, if you will – to set an independent Nurburgring lap record. It wasn’t a casual, motoring journo kind of lap, but a full-fat, balls-out lap record attempt with high-tech timing gear.

And the record the Mercedes AMG GT R managed to set was…

Yep, 7 minutes and 11 seconds (7.10,92 to be precise), which is did on Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires. This is faster than a Lexus LFA and on the par with the monstrous Gumpert Apollo. And to think the AMG has all the luxuries of a deluxe coupe… not bad at all!

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Mercedes AMG GT R Highlights:

  • AMG green hell magno paint job
  • Wider front and rear wings for wider tracks
  • New front fascia with active elements
  • New rear fascia with double diffuser
  • Nine-way adjustable traction control system
  • Adjustable coil-over suspension
  • Rear-axle limited-slip differential
  • Twin-turbo V-8 front-mid engine (585 hp / 700 Nm)
  • Specifically adapted seven-speed dual-clutch transmissio
  • Active rear-wheel steering
  • 20-inch lightweight 10-spoke wheels
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