A four-door offshoot of the AMG GT-R. And it’s a hybrid. On paper, it seems like the folks at Mercedes-AMG have lost their minds, but in this case, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. A twin-turbo 4L V8 and an electric motor combine to give this AWD up to 805 hp.
The Mercedes-AMG GT R is the most hardcore variant of the already monstrous AMG GT, stripping weight, adding power, and upgrading its suspension, brakes and aero for track use. Carfection’s Alex Goy was lucky enough to take this one on the track at the Nürburgring.
These bad boy luxury sedans have a new 4.0L twin-scroll turbo V8, with 563 hp or 603 hp in the “S” edition, launching this beast from 0-to-60 in 3.3 to 3.4s. A wet-clutch 9-speed gearbox cuts weight and improves response times, and cylinder deactivation improves fuel economy.