Following on from the highly acclaimed SLS AMG, the AMG GT R is the second sports car developed entirely in-house by Mercedes-AMG. Lewis Hamilton assisted with the development.
The GT-R has 585 PS (577 bhp; 430 kW) at 6,250 rpm and generates 700 N⋅m (516 lb⋅ft) at 5,500 rpm of torque.
Little brother GT S was the Formula 1 safety car for the 2015 season, making its debut in that role at the 2015 Australian Grand Prix.
The spaceframe chassis and body are made out of aluminium alloys, while the boot lid is steel and the bonnet is made of magnesium.
The suspension system is a double wishbone unit at the front and rear, with forged aluminium wishbones and hub carriers.
The car is powered by a front-mid mounted M178 4-litre twin-turbo V8 engine in "hot inside V" configuration—with exhaust manifolds and turbochargers inside the cylinder banks to reduce turbo lag—and uses dry-sump lubrication.
Power arrives at the rear wheels through a seven-speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT dual-clutch transmission.