Mercedes-AMG GT R Priced From $157,000 In The US

Set to hit US dealers this summer, the new Mercedes-AMG GT R will cost upwards of $157,000, in both Coupe and Roadster form.

The GT R version will take its rightful place on top of the Mercedes-AMG GT product range, featuring motorsport technology developed on one of the most demanding race tracks in the world, the Nurburgring Nordschleife.

Powering the Mercedes-AMG GT R is a 4.0-liter biturbo V8 engine, rated at 585 PS (577 HP) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque. Thanks to these performance figures, the car is able to accelerate to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.6 seconds (0-60 in 3.5s) before maxing out at 198 mph (318 km/h).

In other words, it’s faster than the Mercedes-AMG GT S by 5 mph (8 km/h) and quicker to 62 mph by 0.2 seconds. Features include the extensively modified suspension, active aerodynamics, active rear-wheel steering, nine-way adjustable traction control and intelligent lightweight construction.

If you’re still having doubts about how special this car is, we’ll remind you that back in December, Sport Auto took an AMG GT R around the Nurburgring in just 7:10.92 seconds – meaning that it’s faster than the mighty Dodge Viper ACR by about a second and some change.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Checkmate, Porsche.

    But I just… I just can’t look at it the same anymore…

    • Ermal Morina

      What do you mean by that?

      • ErnieB

        That you’d be a fool to buy a Porsche over this awesomness..lol

        • BGM

          Let’s just say that there’s real competition for the 911 Turbo now.

      • Tumbi Mtika

        Ever since AMG started overdoing their use of the Panamericana grille , I just can’t and don’t lust after this the way that I used to.

        • SteersUright

          True. And their ovoid/elliptical/blobular/ugly/cheap headlights on this, the SLS, SL, and nearly all other MB’s are also a wart on an otherwise very impressive design. Still, overall, I love this car. Especially, believe it or not, the GTC convertible version, somehow seems to have the most coherent design of the lot.

    • aaronbbrown

      Competition for BMW, not Porsche

  • An Existing Person

    I honestly thought it would have cost more. This is actually quite reasonable for what you’re getting.

  • Lawrence Fearon

    CARSCOOPS YOU NEED TO GET YOUR FACTS RIGHT!

    That “Viper”, use name you blasphemously resurrect, was from the 2010 model year. The NEW Viper ACR has whored AMG GT’s on tracks world wide. The AMG is hardly in the same class as the Dodge or the Porsche [hardcore sports cars] and new to this level. Mercedes we all know how soft you are with all those damn luxury cars so stay in your lane. You have weak aero, too much weight and don’t even make a manual transmission.

    • Tumbi Mtika

      FANBOY ALERT! FANBOY ALERT!

      I REPEAT! THIS IS NOT A DRILL!

      • Lawrence Fearon

        Guess what kind of boy you’ll be-
        driving that soft, weak, fake, maybach-luxury, amg gt?
        There’s just no excuse to act like you can do something with that pathetic,sorry, substitute for a real sports car. I pity the fool who drives a Benz and thinks he is getting respect on the track or street. You need to MAN-UP, put the automatic-trans-down, go to driving school and learn how to drive real sports cars.

        • Tumbi Mtika

          This is just too stupid to even be worth arguing with. Good day, sir.

          • Lawrence Fearon

            Man up. If you represent Benz,
            then come out your mouth with Mercedes Benz. Stand by your word. Explain what exactly makes it so superior as you claim.

          • Tumbi Mtika

            I don’t need to be from Mercedes-AMG to see you’re posting rubbish.

          • Lawrence Fearon

            You stand by Mercedes-Benz AMG GT thoroughly. You should be able to express it’s superiority.

  • SteersUright

    Damn. Great job MB! The entire AMG GT line-up is so full of winners at every price point. Wish I had a better job so I could buy one!!