Track-Focused Mercedes-AMG GT R ‘Something’ Confirmed By Tobias Moers

With 585PS (577hp) and 700Nm (516lb-ft) of torque, the current Mercedes-AMG GT R is a force to be reckoned with.

However, the automaker’s performance division is getting ready to launch an even brawnier variant of the impressive GT R.

The car was scooped testing at the Nurburgring the other week, and according to the AMG boss, Tobias Moers, who spoke to AutoExpress on the topic, it will be a track-oriented model.

“We’re also working a little bit on a GT R… something. It’ll be a bit more race track-oriented. It’s lightened a little bit, but it’s more of a track day version for fun on circuits”, said Moers. “We’re not talking about a competition car – not a GT3 or a GT4, but more a ‘Clubsport’. We’re having a good look at that.”

Also read: Mercedes-AMG GT R Black Series Wants To Be The New Lord Of The ‘Ring

The more hardcore Mercedes-AMG GT R is expected within the next 12 months. In addition to more aggressive aero agenda and a weight loss program, it should also get a bump in power, probably to around 600PS (592hp).

The twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine powering the entire modern AMG family is good for 612PS (603hp) and 850Nm (627lb-ft) of torque in the new AMG E63 S. Nevertheless, this kind of output should be reserved for the even more powerful AMG GT R Black Series, which is also in development. The anticipated model is said to arrive as the swan song of the current AMG GT lineup.

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  • AMG GT R… S? 😛

    • Kagan


    • LWOAP

      Nah, AMG GT R Black Series.

      • I thought they won’t be announcing Black Series until AMG GT reach the end of production.

      • Trim105

        It’s the GTR CS (Clubsport). Same power output as the GTR but even more track-focused: lighter, stripped down interior, extra aero (larger rear wing and more aggressive front end covered by the camo in the pictures). Limited production but will bridge the gap between the GTR and the Black Series which will should arrive by 2020.

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