From the World’s Most Demanding Racetrack–The New Mercedes-AMG® GT R

August 10th, 2016 by

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The Nürburgring race track is easily the most famous in Germany, if not the world. Nicknamed “the Green Hell” in the late ’60s due to its difficulty, Nürburgring features plenty of punishing twists and turns, and any vehicle that can master it can take on anything. That’s why the 2018 Mercedes-AMG® GT R impresses us so much here at Mercedes-Benz of Princeton. Never before has Mercedes-AMG® put this much motorsport power into a production vehicle, and it shows.

As Professor Thomas Weber, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, says:

Our sports-car and performance brand AMG® has its roots in motorsport and, ever since its formation, has repeatedly faced up to the competition on the racetrack. These genes are particularly prevalent in the new AMG® GT R. Boasting a wealth of technological innovations, the new top-of-the-range model is proof of the close collaboration between our constructors of racing cars and road-going vehicles.

The new AMG® GT R spent much of its development time at the Green Hell, and every aspect of the vehicle reflects its motorsport origins. The heart of the beast is, of course, its transaxle, biturbo V8 engine, one that’s rated at an impressive 577 horsepower. Paired with its aerodynamic and lightweight construction, the new AMG® GT R practically flies. Keeping you in perfect control throughout the ride are an active rear-wheel steering, a nine-way adjustable traction control system, as well as an adjustable coil-over suspension (with additional electronic control).

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The team at Mercedes-Benz of Princeton is extremely excited about the AMG® GT R, and we’re not the only ones. Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG® GmbH, calls it “the next level of driving performance,” saying:

This road-going sports car with motor-racing genes and innovative technical solutions offers an ultimate driving experience that allows people to feel our motorsport origins in every fiber. It combines the driving dynamics of our AMG® GT3 racing car with the everyday practicality of the AMG® GT. Those with gasoline in their veins will be thrilled by the radical longitudinal and lateral acceleration, the precise turn-in and the sensational grip. We have modified all performance-relevant components and linked them together intelligently for maximum driving dynamics.

“Maximum driving dynamics” sounds pretty great to us. If that sounds good to you too, call, contact us online, or stop by and see us in person at 2910 US-1, Lawrence Township, NJ 08648 today to learn more about the 2018 Mercedes-AMG® GT R, or any of our other new Mercedes-Benz models.

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