The Mercedes-AMG GT R needs more power, said no one ever. Yet German tuner Fostla has given it an extra 65 PS (64 hp / 48 kW) and 70 Nm (52 lb-ft) of torque anyway.
Part of their Level 1 performance upgrade for the AMG GT R, it allows the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 to produce an impressive 650 PS (641 hp / 478 kW) and 770 Nm (568 lb-ft) of torque. And while they didn’t disclose a 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) sprint time, the stock model can do it in 3.6 seconds, so it’ll probably save at least a couple of tenths.
It may take a lot of effort to beat the Italian vehicle, which doesn’t need any aftermarket upgrades to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.9 seconds. However, this AMG GT R is more powerful, as the Lambo’s 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V10 is good for 640 PS (631 hp / 470 kW) and 600 Nm (443 lb-ft) of torque.
Of course, the Lambo has a sophisticated all-wheel drive system that the RWD-only Merc lacks, so it’ll eventually come out on top in a standing start race. Still, rear-wheel drive is lots of fun, and not everyone who buys a sports car is interested in racing it against other owners.
Anyhow, Fostla made sure that its GT R won’t fly under the radar by giving it a full vinyl wrap with an urban camo pattern at the rear and a yellow finish at the front.