How fast is the 2018 Mercedes-AMG® GT R Sports Coupe?
The Mercedes-AMG® GT R has been named a 2018 Automobile All-Star by AUTOMOBILE, a magazine offering a rich and varied examination of the automotive industry. The prestigious award was presented to the GT R at the 2018 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance on March 10th, 2018. After days of testing sports cars both on the road and the racetrack, the AUTOMOBILE editorial staff selected the 2018 Mercedes-AMG® GT R as an AUTOMOBILE All-Stars winner. The sports coupe rose to the top of an extensive list of all-new or heavily revised models to take the title. So, exactly how fast is the 2018 Mercedes-AMG® GT R sports coupe? Continue reading to find out.
Top Speed and Horsepower Specs
Engineered with pioneering technologies, the AMG® GT R as designed with the racetrack in the mind. The coupe’s exhilarating, straight line performance is a result of intelligent lightweight construction, a handcrafted AMG® 4.0L V8 biturbo engine, and a specifically-adapted seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Other track performance enhancements include an adjustable coilover suspension, active rear-wheel steering, a 9-way adjustable AMG® TRACTION CONTROL system, and an electronic limited-slip differential.
The 2018 Mercedes-AMG® GT R delivers an incredible 577 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque with a top speed of 198 mph. The sports coupe accelerates from 0-60 mph in just 3.5 seconds and boasts a 7:10.9 lap at the Nürburgring Nordschleife.
“I’m absolutely blown away not only by how well this car handles and attacks the racetrack but also by how easy it is to drive quickly and aggressively,” said Mac Morrison, Executive Editor of AUTOMOBILE. “This is one of my favorite cars in years.”