With 585PS (577hp) and 700Nm (516lb-ft) of torque, the current Mercedes-AMG GT R is a force to be reckoned with. However, the automaker’s performance division is getting ready to launch an even brawnier variant of the impressive GT R. The car was scooped testing at the Nurburgring the other week, and according to the AMG boss, Tobias Moers, who spoke to AutoExpress on the topic, it will be a track-oriented model. “We’re also working a little bit on a GT R… something. It’ll be a bit more race track-oriented. It’s lightened a little bit, but it’s more of a track day version for fun on circuits”, said Moers. “We’re not talking about a competition car – not a GT3 or a GT4, but more a ‘Clubsport’. We’re having a good look at that.” Also read: Mercedes-AMG GT R Black Series Wants To Be The New Lord Of The ‘Ring The more hardcore Mercedes-AMG GT R is expected within the next 12 months. In addition … [Read more...] about Track-Focused Mercedes-AMG GT R ‘Something’ Confirmed By Tobias Moers
The Mercedes-AMG GT R is the official Safety Car of Formula One. So far, it is the most powerful safety car of the sport. The mechanical specs of the new AMG GT R F1 safety car is the same as the road-going vehicle. It is powered by a 4.0-liter AMG biturbo V8 with 577 hp and 520 lb-ft of torque. The acceleration of the auto from zero to 62 mph is 3.6 seconds. Furthermore, it comes with the AMG Track Package that provides it a roll-over protection system as well as high-performance compound braking system. Some changes were only made to the AMG GT R safety car’s exterior and interior to comply with FIA standards. The new features include the roof light bar, carbon fiber air scoop, decals, roll cage, FIA-compliant radio, InCar Hotspot system with WLAN wireless network, and iPads. The F1 safety car was introduced in 1973 during that year’s Canadian Grand Prix. The first was the Porsche 914. It wasn’t until 1996 when the sport started using a Mercedes vehicle. The … [Read more...] about A Look at the Mercedes-AMG GT R F1 Safety Car
Press releaseMercedes-AMG will use the most powerful Official FIA F1 Safety Car of all time in the 2018 Formula 1® season: the 430 kW (585 hp) AMG GT R will have its debut as the Official FIA F1 Safety Car of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship at the Grand Prix in Melbourne, Australia from 25 to 27 March 2018. The top-of-the-line model of the AMG GT series will ensure maximum safety for the Formula 1 field on all 20 race weekends. The performance and sports car brand from Affalterbach has supplied the pace car in the premier racing series of international motorsports since 1996. With an output of 430 kW (585 hp) and a top speed of 318 km/h, the AMG GT R is the most powerful and fastest Official FIA F1 Safety Car of all time: In this, the 23rd consecutive year, Mercedes-AMG will safely lead the Formula 1 field around the track when bad weather or accidents require its deployment. The AMG GT R is the ideal Official FIA F1 Safety Car, with the driving dynamics of the AMG GT3 … [Read more...] about 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R Formula 1 Safety Car Review @ Top Speed
Here’s a cool dream gig—driving the official Mercedes-AMG GT R FIA Safety Car for the current 2018 Formula 1 season.The sporty silver and black coupe will make its debut at the World Championship at the Grand Prix in Melbourne, Australia this week.If you like what you see—it’ll be seen in all 20-race weekends says AMG. The monstrous GT R packs a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine that produces 585 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque.The GT R can sprint from 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds and has a top speed around 198 mph—so it ought to be able to hold its own while it is out on track duty.Mercedes claims it’s “the most powerful and fastest Official FIA F1 Safety Car of all time” and who’s to say it’s not.“I am very much looking forward to my new company car. It is an absolute highlight in terms of driving dynamics and is one level higher up still than the AMG GT S of recent years,” said driver Bernd Mayländer, in a … [Read more...] about Mercedes-AMG Official FIA F1 Safety Car Revealed
Mercedes-Benz never has quite given up on its quest to become the purveyor of relatively affordable, commodity cars. It soon will expand its lineup of entry-luxury models that start at a middle-class point. If you can find a 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 with absolutely no options, not even an extra-cost paint color, it will set you back $33,695 retail, about the average price of a new vehicle in the U.S. today. That’s a notch above Mercedes’ past commodity efforts, which include the Smart brand it initially shared with the Swatch watch company, and its nine-year ownership of Chrysler. Now, the A-Class lineup is expanding according to Ola Källenius, Mercedes-Benz’s vehicle research & development chief. The lineup consists of the CLA-Class and the GLA-Class crossover/utility in North America, as well as the new A-Class hatchback recently launched in Europe. We scooped the Mercedes A-Class sedan for the U.S. in our August 2016 Future Cars print issue. It’s an … [Read more...] about Mercedes Plans a Family of FWD-Based Compacts for the U.S.