Mercedes-AMG GT R Gets 577 HP, Hits 100 km/h In 3.6 Seconds

With just a few days until it will celebrate its world premiere in Goodwood, Mercedes-AMG has announced the first technical specs of the AMG GT R.

The 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 of the GT S has been upgraded from 503 HP (510 PS) and 650 Nm (479 lb-ft) of torque to 577 HP (585 PS) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft).

The extra punch has dropped the 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint time by 0.2 seconds, to 3.6, and increased top speed by 8 km/h (5 mph) to 318 km/h (198 mph).

The “Beast of the Green Hell”, as Mercedes refers to it in the latest teasers, promises chassis improvements, better brakes, steering and suspension and a more aggressive body kit, which has been aerodynamically tweaked.

Completing the package will be an exclusive shade of dark green, dubbed AMG Green Hell Magno, and a new set of wheels. Full details on the new range-topper sports car will be announced on June 24, on Lord March’s domain; the event will be live streamed over the web, from 16:45 to 17:00 CET (10:45 AM to 11 AM NY Time).

Source: Daimler via Mercedes-Benz Passion

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