Mercedes AMG GTR Breaks Cover At GoodWood Festival of Speed
Mercedes AMG GTR is the hardcore version of the GT S, which is the hardcore version of the normal Mercedes AMG GT.
There seems no stopping Mercedes-Benz worldwide. Every single product has been upgraded, tweaked, facelifted, refreshed or thoroughly engineered to keep the potential consumers of the segment happy. Options to choose from the Mercedes stable seem endless as right from front-wheel drive models to the sports car are always coming out of the factory gates in one way of the other. Today, it sports car day and what best place to do it then the iconic Goodwood Festival of Speed in England. The festival every year witnesses new performance cars being launched and displayed.
The AMG GTR is the model this time and it has finally come after months of teasing and testing. The car is significantly better performing on paper as it gains power and looses weight and there is a lot of tuning done to make it feel more hardcore and demolish lap times. For starters it is 90 kg lighter thanks to the new exhaust system which aims to deliver a race car soundtrack and is 5.9 kgs lighter. Optional ceramic composite braking system will be available at cut the weight by 16.7 kgs. The new carbon fenders have added 1.8 inches of width to the car.
The 19-inch front forged wheels shod in 275/35 ZR 19 Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 at the front and 20-inch 325/30 ZR 20 at the rear are bigger than the GT S version as well. The engine is also extensively revamped. The engine now makes 577 BHP and 699 Nm of torque which is 74 BHP more and 50 Nm of more torque. Apart from all this there are changes to the differential and host of tuning to the suspension to make sure it rivals the very best like the Audi R8, Porsche 911 and Jaguar F-Type SVR.