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.
“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.”
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.