2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R review


There are a lot of interesting to tell about this car in the review. New 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R is a real monster car with 585 hp V8 engine. Its price starts from $155-160 thousand. Engineers use the latest technology from the world of motorsport when working on them.

The body of the new sports coupe AMG GT R has improved aerodynamics. This is facilitated by the new false radiator grille with vertical webs and automatic shutters, bumpers with an additional front splitter and rear diffuser, door sills with aerodynamic elements, the rear anti wing. Also, there are active aerodynamics profile at the bottom of the car, which is made of carbon fiber and weighs 2 kg only. The profile starts to work at a speed of 80 mph, automatically moves downwards for 40 mm, and provides increased clamping force (up 40 kg) for the front axle when driving speed is 250 mph. Unique forged wheel disks made of aluminum, they have 10 spokes AMG Performance (front 10,0 J x 19 ET56 and back 12.0 J x 20 ET52). Sports car has low profile sporting tires Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 in size 275 / 35ZR19 at the front and 325/30 ZR20 at the rear. The car body painted unique enamel AMG green hell magno.
There are sport seats by AMG with manual adjustment and combination trim (Nappa leather and microfiber Dinamica) within the standard equipment. Of course there are such usual for premium cars things as a climate control, entertainment systems, electronic security systems in the interior. There are flawless assembly and decoration materials of the highest quality too.


The heart of the sports car is fantastic gasoline twin-turbo engine 4.0 liter V8 (585 hp 700 Nm) with two turbochargers (maximum pressure of 1.35 bar) and innovative coated cylinder liners Nanoslide, like car engines in Formula 1 (Mersedes AMG Petronas). The transmission is AMG Speedshift DCT, it has 7 gears. The car has rear drive. The vehicle accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds, the top speed is 318 km/h.
The most interesting thing in the new car is it’s an excellent handling, which is achieved due to the active control of the rear wheels. The system Active rear-wheel steering with two electric motors at speeds above 100 km/h turns the rear wheels by 1.5 degrees towards rotation of front wheels. And also there are a 3 stage ESP, AMG Traction Control with 9 modes, an electronic limited slip differential rear axle, a steering with variable characteristics, electronically controlled adaptive dampers and suspension components made of aluminum. The AMG Dynamic Select system helps the driver to change jobs almost all sites in the sports car. There is a choice of modes of Comfort, Sport, Sport Plus and Individual. If you press the "M" button on the panel, then the transmission will go into manual mode.

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