2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R Features and Release Date
There aren’t many vehicles on the road today that could also hold there own against some of the best race cars in the world when driven onto the track. However, it looks like the all-new Mercedes-AMG GT R promises to be one of those elite few. This vehicle and its exclusive “AMG green hell magno” special paint job is unique from every angle and promises to tear up the streets and the track. Here is what we know so far about the 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R features and release date.
Handcrafted 4.0L V8 Biturbo
As with any AMG vehicle, the first thing that people want to know is what’s under the hood. The 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R will be powered by a massive, 577 horsepower handcrafted AMG 4.0L V8 Biturbo that also churns out 516 lb-ft of torque. Mated to an AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, the vehicle has an estimated 0-60 time of just 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 198 mph.
Technology for a Racecar in a Production Car
As we said before, the 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R promises to be a monster both on the streets and on the track. To give it the absolute best track performance possible, AMG included several of its unique racecar technologies into the vehicle. These include an active air management system, which can automatically open and close depending on speed to increase or decrease handling characteristics and improve the vehicle’s aerodynamics. A coil-over suspension was also used to maintain an even more precise drive that will give the operator the confidence they need when attacking even the most difficult corners.
The familiar AMG DYNAMIC SELECT system is equipped as well, which drivers may recognize from other new Mercedes-AMG models. With different modes to choose from, the driver can optimize the vehicle’s settings to get the feel and responsiveness that they want. AMG TRACTION CONTROL is also equipped and will let the driver adjust the slip level of the rear wheels.
Unmatched Sports Car Interior
Inside, the Mercedes-AMG GT R provides a setting unlike any other. The vehicle is outfitted with AMG Performance Seats with Nappa leather and DINAMICA Microfiber surfaces. A wide dash utilizing high-quality materials gives the vehicle a luxury feel that makes even the most aggressive driving experience comfortable.
2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R Release Date
When the vehicle was unveiled, it was also announced that the 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R would arrive at dealerships in the middle of 2017. If you have any questions regarding the 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R features and release date, please get in touch with one of our Loeber Motors sales team members.