Mercedes-Benz is sticking with the ‘Beast of the Green Hell‘ theme in teasing the upcoming Mercedes AMG GT R which is set for debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed next week. The latest videos they’ve released confirm the brutal exhaust note we knew the car boasts from spy videos.
The forest theme apparently came to Mercedes-Benz marketing theme after they spent a great deal of time with Mercedes AMG GT R at the Nurburgring which, as you know, is located in the middle of the woods. That’s the inspiration, we reckon, for new green paint job as well. And, of course, the car sounds like a wounded beast. So it all fits.
Packing 585 horsepower and benefitting from lower weight and better aerodynamics than the regular model, the Mercedes AMG GT R is a track-focused grand tourer in the same league as Porsche 991 GT3 or Aston Martin Vantage GT8.
And that’s lovely. But we would have liked a Black Series version designed to just be fun on the road a lot better than a car built for banging in fast lap times. At any rate, we are amazed at the sound this car makes, especially as it only has one central tailpipe and a turbocharged 4.0 liter engine. No one does sport exhausts better than AMG. They are the absolute masters of dirty noises!