Sunday, September 27, 2020

The new Mercedes-AMG GT R: Developed in the “Green Hell”

The new Mercedes-AMG GT R is developed straight from the “Green Hell” of the Nurburgring racetrack,Its sporty interior comes equipped with stylish AMG sports bucket seats and upholstered in Exclusive nappa leather and DINAMICA microfibre.

A lightweight exterior design combined with a sculpted body and eye-catching Panamericana grille make for a full race car experience Zero to 100km/h is achieved in just 3.6 seconds

From the world’s most demanding racetrack directly onto the road: never before has Mercedes AMG packed so much motorsport technology into a production vehicle than into the new AMG GT R. The front-mid-engine concept with transaxle, the twin-turbo V-8 engine rated at 430 kW/585 hp, the extensively modified suspension, the new aerodynamics and the intelligent lightweight construction lay the foundations for an especially dynamic driving experience. Even from afar, the exclusive “AMG green hell magno” special paintwork leaves no doubt as to the sports car’s origin, having spent most of its development time in the “Green Hell” of the Nurburgring racetrack.

“We have defined every single component dedicated to performance. The result is an overall composition that perfectly reflects our motto: ‘Handcrafted by racers’. Developed straight from the racetrack on to the road, this unstoppable machine is a car you need to experience first-hand,” said Lennart Mueller-Teut, Head of Marketing & Communications, Mercedes-Benz Cars Middle East.

Variable ratio: speed-sensitive sports steering

The speed-sensitive sports steering features a variable steering ratio, which enhances vehicle handling and agility at low speeds while maintaining driving safety at high speeds. The power assistance is a particular highlight: it responds not only depending on the given road speed, but also according to the current lateral acceleration and the selected AMG DYNAMIC SELECT drive mode. The result: the driver has a perfect feel for the vehicle thanks to the direct feedback from the road.

Grip to the power of nine: AMG TRACTION CONTROL

The AMG GT R is not short on innovations. For example, the ESP OFF mode allows drivers to exert even more influence on the handling characteristics of the AMG GT R. The new AMG TRACTION CONTROL system – another direct influence from motorsport – allows drivers to pre select the slip on the driven rear axle in nine levels. Just like in the current AMG GT3, it isolates the grip on the driven wheels and does not affect the stabilisation provided by the ESP®. Corresponding characteristic maps are programmed into the vehicle electronics.

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