The all-new Mercedes-AMG GT R has set the fastest-ever lap time on the Nürburgring Nordschleife in a test drive conducted by “sport auto”.
The new Mercedes-AMG GT R set a stunning lap time of 7:10.9 minutes – a time that was faster through the “Green Hell” than any other road-going sports car ever tested by the motoring magazine. Results indicate that the lap time was faster than any other road-going sports car ever tested making the Mercedes-AMG GT R truly the “Beast of the Green Hell”.
A circuit of the legendary Nordschleife, which ranks as the world’s toughest race track, is the ultimate test of a sports car. And this exceptional race track, the Green Hell of the Nürburgring, is precisely where the Mercedes-AMG GT R has spent a large proportion of its development time. Numerous innovations and modifications bear witness that the road-going sports car has racing DNA in its blood.
The foundations for such exceptional driving dynamics come courtesy of the front mid-engine layout with transaxle, a 430 kW (585 hp) V8 biturbo engine, extensively modified suspension, sophisticated aerodynamics, active rear-axle steering, bespoke tyres and intelligent lightweight design.