2017 mercedes-AMG GT R Official Review

2017 mercedes-AMG GT R Official Review - Seagulls are not part of the design, but the GT is still set to swoop in and snag buyers away from his arch-nemesis, the Porsche 911. Its three variants all have a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8. In the base-or none at this level model it can be called the base engine making 456 horsepower. GT S adds 47 horsepower, and the halo R GT Edition, the engine delivers 577 horsepower. In our tests, we have the GT S from 0 to 60 mph in 3.0 seconds. We hope GT R is faster when it debuted in the summer of 2017.

2017 mercedes-AMG GT R Official Review

To call debuted exterior color |green| GT R is almost an understatement. Officially called AMG Green Hell Great, in honor of the nickname given to northern Nürburgring loop by Jackie Stewart back in the day, and a lot of time past development there for GT R, matte finish so strong that it seemed as if applied GT R ​​submerging in the same Cuba, where green Skittles created.

The final combination of green banner with LED eyebrows on the headlights, and large outboard holes, and front view has the feel of an angry amphibious predator. Latticework, he called AMG Panamericana and made his first appearance in automobile production GT R, similar to the unit used in the GT3 race car Mercedes-AMG and intended to increase the grid used in the 300SL who won the road race 1952 Carrera Panamericana in Mexico. That works as well as contemporary design expressed GT-R is surprising and encouraging, as we hear grid appears on some products that are more in the near future.

Moderate intake down completely modern and has a grill electrically operated to direct airflow for optimum efficiency. Closed speed, which reduce drag; if necessary, they can be opened to send fresh air into the intercooler heat exchanger. A small carbon fiber splitter under the chin is said to increase downforce. Front fender design (also made of carbon fiber) has been changed, resulting in an increase of about 1.8 inches wide; rear fenders are aluminum and a greater width of 2.2 inches compared to the standard model. Carbon fiber is also found in the ceiling, which painted not only saves weight but also offer some respite from the sea of ​​green and rear diffuser and spoiler manually adjusted. Look closely to see the horizontal incision just below the hatch; it is there to help let out the heat of the new exhaust system mounted in the center.

2017 mercedes-AMG GT R

Hidden from view at the bottom are new aerodynamic elements that move the machine. This carbon fiber components are automatically moved 1.6 inches to 50 mph when the car is in Race mode, creating a Venturi effect, such as Mercedes, "sucks" drive down the road said; reduce lift on the front axle by about 88 pounds to 155 mph, while leaving the downforce on the rear axle does not change. When activated, the output outdoor radiator to guide the aircraft to the twin rear diffuser, which is said to improve handling stability, while the rear axle is also routing more cooling air to the brake rotor. Concerns about damage components try bottoming spring mounted system that allows easily bend. GT R ​​to a top speed of 198 mph, the combined effect of all the aerodynamic characteristics increase downforce of 342 pounds in the standard AMG GT.

As a new brand halo, GT R used the rear wheel steering. Two electromechanical actuators change the convergence angle of 1.5 degrees in the rear to improve handling and assist in evasive maneuvers wheels. Fully electronic, the system has no mechanical connection with the wheel.

In addition to continuous adaptation variable damping with three settings: Comfort, Sport and Sport + -the specific suspension GT-R has springs with adjustable preload to optimize manual handling, both on and off the track.

Forged aluminum 10-spoke wheels wearing Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 rubber measuring 275 / 19-35ZR front and 325 / 30ZR-20 in the rear. AMG should have much faith in a binding standard GT S, a front of 15.4 inches of it and 14.2-inch rear drive brought here have not changed, except for finishing yellow on the clamps. Those seeking a dash less brake system can determine the carbon-ceramic brakes is a high performance upgrade of the front discs and 15.8-inch offers a longer life and better resistance to fading.

2017 mercedes-AMG GT-R - Price

It has been spoken much of the GT attempts horn in the Porsche 911 territory, including us here at C / D as the gold standard of the class that includes the likes of the Aston Martin Vantage, Audi R8, Chevrolet Corvette Z06, Jaguar F-Type, and the Maserati GranTurismo, 911 exiled to live with a target on his back. And he saw that Mercedes-AMG plans to make as much as Rs GT, as it can sell, do not expect a truce in the near future. The price for the past 911 Mercedes-Howitzer, that aim has not been released, but we are looking for a Mercedes-AMG GT R should sound around $ 200,000 mark when it hits showrooms next summer.

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