The Mercedes-AMG GT R — Beast of the Green Hell
  • THE BEAST OF THE GREEN HELL

    THE MERCEDES-AMG GT R

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    THE BEAST OF THE GREEN HELL

    THE MERCEDES-AMG GT R

    Lewis Hamilton found and tamed the beast. As soon as he took place behind the wheel of the Mercedes-AMG GT R to take a spin through the Green Hell, one thing becomes obvious: the genes of the beast are in motorsports and arouse the desire for more.

  • DESIGN

    READY TO PROWL
    THE STREETS

    The exclusive paint “AMG green hell magno” immediately announces the pedigree of a sports car from far away that has spent most of its development time on the Nürburgring, aka the Green Hell. Additional attention is created by the powerfully sculpted body and the new AMG Panamericana grille, which embodies a unique motorsport feature.

    • EXTERIOR DESIGN
    • INTERIOR DESIGN
    • SEATS
    • INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
    • WHEELS

    EXTERIOR DESIGN

    DESIGN
    Exterior Design

    The Mercedes-AMG GT R signals its enormous potential with a spectacular design: at first glance it positions the vehicle as a sports car with pure motor racing DNA. And the details of the design combine form and function to exciting effect. The paint finish too, in AMG green hell magno, is exclusive to the Mercedes-AMG GT R.

    INTERIOR DESIGN

    DESIGN
    Interior Design

    To give the driver of the new AMG GT R ideal conditions in which to drive, the interior is also strongly inspired by motorsport. Extremely light, manually adjustable AMG sports bucket seats upholstered in nappa leather and DINAMICA microfiber come as standard. They offer the necessary lateral support even in extreme driving maneuvers. Alternatively, tried-and-tested AMG Performance seats can be ordered as an option at no extra cost. The optional yellow seat belts, dials with yellow highlights, the AMG Interior Piano Lacquer package and special controls, including those for the new AMG TRACTION CONTROL, underline the unique standing of the new AMG GT R.

    SEATS

    DESIGN
    AMG Seats

    The AMG sports seat seats bring technology from the motorsport to the street. Thanks to intelligent lightweight construction, they are once again significantly lighter than the AMG Performance seats. The specially designed side cheeks provide the best possible lateral support even at the highest lateral acceleration. The seats are only adjustable in the longitudinal direction. For the mechanical height adjustment (3-step) tool is needed.

    INSTRUMENT CLUSTER

    DESIGN
    Instrument Cluster

    The AMG instrument cluster offers an exciting AMG design and valuable information for sporty drivers. Exclusivity and sportiness are visually underscored by the two-tube look of the round dials with carbon fiber-look backplates and a surround in high-gloss black. The speedometer with 360 km/h dial is on the left, the rev counter with AMG logo on the right. The AMG main menu including RACETIMER and the AMG start-up screen are shown in high resolution and in color on the central 11.4 cm TFT multifunction display. With the RACETIMER it is possible to measure and store lap times.

    WHEELS

    DESIGN
    AMG Wheels

    Another sporty detail that comes as a standard are 48.3 cm (19-inch)/50.8 cm (20-inch) AMG 10-spoke forged wheels painted in titanium grey and with a high-sheen finish. Optionally, wheels of the same dimensions painted in matte black and with high-sheen rim flange as well as the especially lightweight 48.3 cm/ 50.8 cm (19/20-inch) AMG Performance 5-twin-spoke forged wheels, matte black and with high-sheen rim flange are available.

  • DYNAMICS

    GENES OF DYNAMISM:
    EVOLUTIONARY

    Lightness, agility and glued to the road at the right moment — the Mercedes-AMG GT R was developed to withstand the Green Hell. But with AMG Lightweight Performance and active rear-wheel steering, it demands to command it. Once racing speed has been reached the active aerodynamics profile in the underbody and the active air management system allow for optimal downforce.

    • DRIVE UNIT
    • REAR-AXLE STEERING

    DRIVE UNIT

    DYNAMICS
    AMG DRIVE UNIT

    Featuring controls in stylized V8 arrangement, the AMG DRIVE UNIT is the control center for the sports transmission as well as all driving dynamics functions. The AMG E-SELECT selector lever, the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT controller and various buttons can be used to adjust the mode, transmission and ESP®, for example. The suspension and the exhaust system can also be adjusted, depending on the car's equipment. The driver can change between the R, N and D transmission settings in the most direct manner possible by just nudging the AMG E-SELECT lever. The AMG DYNAMIC SELECT controller can be used to call up the predefined modes “Comfort” (C), “Sport” (S), “Sport Plus” (S+) and “Race” plus an individually settable mode (I*). In this case, each individual mode changes the vehicle parameters as a function of the vehicle equipment — the aim being to offer the driver an optimum driving experience in every driving situation. The “M” button is used to activate manual mode, which allows the driver to change gear manually at all times.

    In addition, the AMG DRIVE UNIT has a button for selecting the ESP® levels, a button for manually adjusting the AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension and a button for the selectable AMG Performance exhaust system.

    REAR-AXLE STEERING

    DYNAMICS
    AMG Rear-Axle Steering

    The AMG rear axle steering provides support in any situation and in any speed range. Up to a speed of 100 km/h, the rear wheels steer in the opposite direction — the driver perceives this like a virtual shortening of the wheelbase, which provides first-class agility when spontaneously changing direction. When parking, too, the driver benefits from a small turning circle with noticeably reduced steering effort. Above 100 km/h, the rear wheels steer in the same direction as the front wheels. This makes the vehicle even easier to control, since in this case the sensation is that of an extended wheelbase. This increases driving stability even further at the limits of dynamic driving. The faster buildup of lateral force compared with a non-steered rear axle specifically translates into improved lap times on the race track for driving professionals.

  • ENGINEERING

    ANIMALISTIC TEMPER:
    CONDITIONED

    With 430 kW (585 hp), the Mercedes-AMG GT R impresses with animalistic power. In order to command the Green Hell, such temperament needs to be tamed: the electronically controlled limited-slip differential on the rear axle and the nine-way adjustable AMG TRACTION CONTROL allow for the best distribution of power to the driven wheels and the adjustment of slip — just like in Motorsport.

    • TRANSMISSION
    • Traction Control
    • BRAKES
    • LIMITED-SLIP DIFFERENTIAL

    TRANSMISSION

    ENGINEERING
    AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-Speed Sports Transmission

    Extremely fast shifting without any interruption in tractive power

    The AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission is a dual-clutch transmission. It comprises two sub-transmissions: one transfers the tractive power to the wheels, while the other already preselects the next gear. This creates the basis for spontaneous gear changes and extremely short shift times. When kickdown mode is used the electronic controller skips individual gear ranges instead of changing down through each individual gear. This enables fast sprints.

    When downshifting, the double-declutching function is much more than a highly emotional sound experience. It stabilizes the vehicle and minimizes unwanted load change reactions, for example when braking prior to bends. Another basic advantage: the AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission is positioned on the rear axle for ideal weight distribution. This transaxle design optimizes traction. The power transmission occurs via a carbon fiber drive shaft, which rotates at engine speed and is extremely strong while weighing only 3.9 kilograms. The engine and transmission are thus connected in a way that makes them resistant to bending and at the same time torsionally rigid, and as such they support each other. This sophisticated solution means the entire drivetrain is virtually free of play.

    Traction Control

    ENGINEERING
    AMG Traction Control

    Exciting transfer of know-how directly from the AMG GT3 and fitted for the first time in a series-production sports car: the AMG Traction Control makes handling the enormous drive system performance easier and turns the vehicle into the ultimate driving machine. The sensitive system, which can be easily adjusted at any time in nine levels, calculates the maximum target slip of the rear wheels and dispenses the engine power accordingly. An integral part of the system is also the electronic rear-axle differential lock, which enables the highest possible speed to be reached when accelerating out of curves. Unlike the SPORT handling mode of the three-stage ESP® with raised thresholds, the AMG Traction Control is designed exclusively to enhance performance. As a result, the top-level motorsport system is activated automatically in “ESP OFF” mode.

    BRAKES

    ENGINEERING
    AMG High-Performance Braking System

    The high-performance composite brake system ensures excellent deceleration and high fade-resistance with internally ventilated and perforated brake discs of diameter 390 millimeters on the front axle and 360 millimeters on the rear axle. The brake calipers are painted yellow.

    A ceramic high-performance composite brake system is available as an option. The advantages of this system are a weight saving of 17 kilograms, a longer service life and even better fade resistance thanks to the ceramic brake discs with a diameter of 402 millimeters at the front and 360 millimeters at the rear.

    LIMITED-SLIP DIFFERENTIAL

    ENGINEERING
    Rear-Axle Limited-Slip Differential

    The electronically controlled AMG rear-axle limited-slip differential improves traction as well as driving stability in slaloms or when changing lane at high speeds. By reducing the slip on the inside driven wheel without control intervention of the brake and directing torque to the wheel with better grip, it allows better acceleration out of corners as well as an even more precise vehicle handling.

  • SOUND

    THE BIG BANG:
    REVOLUTIONARY

    Genuine Racecar Sound - the specially developed exhaust system delivers the V8 typical, low-frequency sound of pure emotion. The use of titanium for the rear silencer and thin-walled stainless steel at the front of the exhaust system saves approximately six kilograms of weight compared to that of the AMG GT S. With its special hexagonal form, the large tailpipe tip centered in the rear apron emphasizes the car's motorsports character. Two more tailpipes, sheathed in carbon fiber, are located on the left and right in the diffuser.

    • EXHAUST SYSTEM

    EXHAUST SYSTEM

    SOUND
    AMG Performance Exhaust System

    The AMG Performance exhaust system — unique acoustics, significant weight reduction

    The three-pipe AMG Performance exhaust system developed specially for the Mercedes-AMG GT R impresses in terms of both functionality and design. A significant part of the unique low-frequency sound comes courtesy of the rear silencers made of titanium. At the same time, the high-tech material, in conjunction with a guide in thin-walled stainless steel, reflects the systematic lightweight construction: there is a considerable weight saving of around six kilograms. A striking visual indication of the exceptional position of the AMG GT R and its role as the sportiest model in the series: the very large and centrally positioned tailpipe trim element lends the rear apron, with its expressive diffuser, a breathtaking sense of motor racing flair. The two additional exhaust tailpipes, which are not directly visible, are located outside and are enclosed by a carbon fiber heat shield. A consciously reserved sound or a spectacular soundscape is created via steplessly variable exhaust flaps according to the transmission mode of the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT (or separate button). With the setting in Comfort or Sport, the driver enjoys a rather more comfort-oriented sound for long-distance journeys. In Sport+ or RACE, on the other hand, the objective is clear: here a pure motor racing sound with AMG-specific low-frequency soundscape is the order of the day, and the double-declutching when downshifting creates an even more emotional experience.

  • ROAD TO GOODWOOD

    FROM THE GREEN HELL
    TO THE HEADLINES

    Follow the footsteps of the Beast from the Nürburgring to the Goodwood Circuit.

    SEE THE FILM

    ROAD TO GOODWOOD

    LEWIS HAMILTON HAS DISCOVERED
    THE BEAST OF THE GREEN HELL.

    THE REVEAL OF THE
    MERCEDES-AMG GT R IN BROOKLANDS.

    THE FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE OF THE BEAST
    AT THE HISTORIC GOODWOOD CIRCUIT.

  • PRESS AND SPECS

    THE BEAST
    OF THE GREEN HELL

    VIEW PRESS AND SPECS

    PRESS AND SPECS

    THE BEAST
    OF THE GREEN HELL

    • Press Release
    • Specifications
    The new Mercedes-AMG GT R

    Developed in the "Green Hell"


    Affalterbach. 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 V8 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. Wider front and rear wings allow an increased track width for optimum grip and even higher cornering speeds. The new front fascia with active elements, the large rear aerofoil and the new rear fascia with double diffuser enhance aerodynamic efficiency and help ensure optimum grip. The lightweight forged wheels shod with cup tires as standard are likewise designed for maximum driving dynamics. The same applies to other new features such as the active rear-wheel steering, the nine-way adjustable traction control system and the adjustable coil-over suspension with additional electronic control. What is more, the new AMG Panamericana grille emphasizes the unique standing of the AMG GT R. Its characteristic form with vertical fins celebrated its world première on the Mercedes-AMG GT3 customer-sport racing car and now for the first time features on an AMG production vehicle.

    Mercedes-AMG continues to grow and is expanding the top end of its product range with the introduction of the new AMG GT R. "Our sports-car and performance brand AMG has its roots in motorsport and, ever since its formation, has repeatedly faced up to the competition on the racetrack. These genes are particularly prevalent in the new AMG GT R. Boasting a wealth of technological innovations, the new top-of-the-range model is proof of the close collaboration between our constructors of racing cars and road-going vehicles," states Professor Thomas Weber, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, responsible for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development.

    "With the new AMG GT R, we have reached the next level of driving performance. This road-going sports car with motor-racing genes and innovative technical solutions offers an ultimate driving experience that allows people to feel our motorsport origins in every fiber. It combines the driving dynamics of our AMG GT3 racing car with the everyday practicality of the AMG GT. Those with petrol in their veins will be thrilled by the radical longitudinal and lateral acceleration, the precise turn-in, and the sensational grip. We have modified all performance-relevant components and linked them together intelligently for maximum driving dynamics," says Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.

    The third member of the AMG GT family is the new spearhead of the AMG model range. Featuring pioneering technologies, the AMG GT R was designed with racetrack use firmly in mind. Its development was largely based on vast motor-racing experience in AMG GT3 customer sport and the German Touring Car Masters. Figures such as 3.6 seconds from zero to 100 km/h and a top speed of 318 km/h, combined with the outstanding driving dynamics, will undoubtedly translate into extremely fast laps on the racetrack. The new exclusive color "AMG green hell magno" alone establishes a visual link to the "Green Hell," the nickname for the legendary "North Loop" of the Nurburgring, emphasizing that the car's roots are firmly embedded in the racetrack. Sharpened racetrack performance comes courtesy of the intelligent lightweight construction incorporating aluminum and carbon, specific reinforcements in the body shell, the uprated twin-turbo V8 engine with the specifically adapted seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, the innovative aerodynamics with active components, and the new suspension with active rear-wheel steering and uniball joints.

    The concept with front mid-engine and transmission in transaxle configuration on the rear axle, a tried-and-tested feature of the AMG GT and AMG GT S, makes for a beneficial rear-biased weight distribution of 47.3 to 52.7. In conjunction with the vehicle's low center of gravity, this translates into extremely agile handling and permits high cornering speeds. With a power-to-weight ratio of 2.66 kilograms per hp, the Mercedes-AMG GT R takes up pole position in its segment.
    • Engine
    • 4.0-Liter V8
    • Rated Output
    • 430 kW (585 hp) at 6250 rpm
    • Rated Torque
    • 700 Nm at 1900-5500 rpm
    • 0-100 km/h
    • 3.6 s
    • Top speed
    • 318 km/h
    • Fuel Consumption Combined
    • 11.4 l/100km
    • CO2 Emission Combined
    • 259 g/km

      PRESS AND SPECS

      THE BEAST

      • Press Release
      • Specifications

      The new Mercedes-AMG GT R

      Developed in the "Green Hell"


      Affalterbach. 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 V8 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. Wider front and rear wings allow an increased track width for optimum grip and even higher cornering speeds. The new front fascia with active elements, the large rear aerofoil and the new rear fascia with double diffuser enhance aerodynamic efficiency and help ensure optimum grip. The lightweight forged wheels shod with cup tires as standard are likewise designed for maximum driving dynamics. The same applies to other new features such as the active rear-wheel steering, the nine-way adjustable traction control system and the adjustable coil-over suspension with additional electronic control. What is more, the new AMG Panamericana grille emphasizes the unique standing of the AMG GT R. Its characteristic form with vertical fins celebrated its world première on the Mercedes-AMG GT3 customer-sport racing car and now for the first time features on an AMG production vehicle.

      Mercedes-AMG continues to grow and is expanding the top end of its product range with the introduction of the new AMG GT R. "Our sports-car and performance brand AMG has its roots in motorsport and, ever since its formation, has repeatedly faced up to the competition on the racetrack. These genes are particularly prevalent in the new AMG GT R. Boasting a wealth of technological innovations, the new top-of-the-range model is proof of the close collaboration between our constructors of racing cars and road-going vehicles," states Professor Thomas Weber, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, responsible for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development.

      "With the new AMG GT R, we have reached the next level of driving performance. This road-going sports car with motor-racing genes and innovative technical solutions offers an ultimate driving experience that allows people to feel our motorsport origins in every fiber. It combines the driving dynamics of our AMG GT3 racing car with the everyday practicality of the AMG GT. Those with petrol in their veins will be thrilled by the radical longitudinal and lateral acceleration, the precise turn-in, and the sensational grip. We have modified all performance-relevant components and linked them together intelligently for maximum driving dynamics," says Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.

      The third member of the AMG GT family is the new spearhead of the AMG model range. Featuring pioneering technologies, the AMG GT R was designed with racetrack use firmly in mind. Its development was largely based on vast motor-racing experience in AMG GT3 customer sport and the German Touring Car Masters. Figures such as 3.6 seconds from zero to 100 km/h and a top speed of 318 km/h, combined with the outstanding driving dynamics, will undoubtedly translate into extremely fast laps on the racetrack. The new exclusive color "AMG green hell magno" alone establishes a visual link to the "Green Hell," the nickname for the legendary "North Loop" of the Nurburgring, emphasizing that the car's roots are firmly embedded in the racetrack. Sharpened racetrack performance comes courtesy of the intelligent lightweight construction incorporating aluminum and carbon, specific reinforcements in the body shell, the uprated twin-turbo V8 engine with the specifically adapted seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, the innovative aerodynamics with active components, and the new suspension with active rear-wheel steering and uniball joints.

      The concept with front mid-engine and transmission in transaxle configuration on the rear axle, a tried-and-tested feature of the AMG GT and AMG GT S, makes for a beneficial rear-biased weight distribution of 47.3 to 52.7. In conjunction with the vehicle's low center of gravity, this translates into extremely agile handling and permits high cornering speeds. With a power-to-weight ratio of 2.66 kilograms per hp, the Mercedes-AMG GT R takes up pole position in its segment.
      • Engine
      • 4.0-Liter V8
      • Rated Output
      • 430 kW (585 hp) at 6250 rpm
      • Rated Torque
      • 700 Nm at 1900-5500 rpm
      • 0-100 km/h
      • 3.6 s
      • Top speed
      • 318 km/h
      • Fuel Consumption Combined
      • 11.4 l/100km
      • CO2 Emission Combined
      • 259 g/km

    • IN THE WILD OF THE GREEN HELL

      HEAR THE ROAR
      DISCOVER THE POWER

      VIEW GALLERY

      IN THE WILD OF THE GREEN HELL

      HEAR THE ROAR
      DISCOVER THE POWER

      When you first hear the rumble of the Beast, you quickly realize that it comes from a place of animalistic urges. The Beast was last seen haunting the turns of Nürburgring, the most demanding race course in the world, also called The Green Hell. But it won’t be long before it craves more room to roar.

      • FASTEST LAP

        #BEASTOFTHEGREENHELL #GTdelivers

        The “Beast of the Green Hell” delivers the best time on the Nordschleife: 7 minutes, 11 seconds. The fastest lap ever recorded with a sports car by sport auto on the Nordschleife. The Mercedes-AMG GT R. A member of the AMG GT-Family.

        FASTEST LAP

        #BEASTOFTHEGREENHELL #GTdelivers

      Fuel consumption combined: 11.4 l/100 km | CO2 emission combined: 259 g/km | Emission Statement

      [1] Further information about the official fuel consumption and the official specific CO2 emissions for new passenger automobiles can be found in the 'New Passenger Vehicle Fuel Consumption and CO2 Emission Guidelines', which are available free of charge at all sales outlets and from Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, www.dat.de.