Mercedes-AMG GT R claims rear-wheel-drive Nürburgring document with 7:10.92 run


Quite a few prototypes for the
Mercedes-AMG GT R have been flung across the Nürburgring as half
of the automotive’s growth program—and it seems all that arduous
testing has paid off.

The automotive is shockingly quick, as evidenced by this video from the
good of us at Sport Auto. Check driver Christian
Gebhardt took the GT R across the Nürburgring in 7:10.92, which
makes it the quickest rear-wheel-drive manufacturing mannequin round
the infamous race observe.

The GT R’s closest rival, the
Porsche 911 GT3 RS, now appears downright pedestrian with its
7:20 time. The one automobiles quicker are the
Porsche 918 Spyder (6:57),
Lamborghini Aventador SuperVeloce (6:59.73) and
Nissan GT-R (7:08.68). After all, these quicker automobiles profit
from the additional traction of all-wheel drive.

Fitted to the GT R throughout its epic run have been the inventory Michelin
Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, and as you will within the video they
present loads of grip all through—even because the automotive hits 302 kmh
(187.6 mph) down the straight.

In case you’d prefer to pattern the GT R your self, the automotive is due in
showrooms in the summertime of 2017. It arrives as a 2018 mannequin.

It options the identical drivetrain as the remainder of AMG’s GT sports activities
automotive lineup however its peak output has been dialed as much as 577
horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. New suspension plus a
a lot wider observe has additionally been put in and there’s no lacking
all of the added aerodynamic parts. One other key mod is the
four-wheel-steering system. Merely unimaginable.

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