The first production 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT-R was introduced in an amazing green color. In addition, this is the first model that comes with rear wheel steering, and with the usage of top tech, it is light, powerful and fast. The pricing details for the USA have not been announced, but it will not be cheap, that is for sure.
Mercedes AMG GTR Exterior
The new Mercedes-AMG GT-R has an authentic design thankfully to many changes in aerodynamic setup. This vehicle was probably not difficult to produce as it comes quite similar to original donor model but only with improved aero kit. The front end is threatening with enormous air intakes under the grille while the rear looks extraordinary with its massive rear wing that is fixed. In addition, the rear bumper features a large diffuser. In general, the 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT-R has sharp lines, and some people might associate the green color with some snake species.
The cabin of the performance version of the Mercedes-AMG GT is the mostly unchanged. If you are not an expert you might confuse the interior of the GT-R and the interior of the GT because they are closely related. Instead of standard seats, the GT-R features two thin bucket seats that are quite similar to the ones you can find in the racing vehicles, but they still offer a good level of comfort.
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The center console remains the same. The surfaces which are not wrapped in leather feature Alcantara covers, whereas the yellow line can be found on the dashboard. The steering wheel is covered with synthetic fabric which since you will be getting better grip than with the leather as an option. The door panels use leather in the GT, but Alcantara has been added to the GT-R as well. The seatbelts are yellow too, and they perfectly match other yellow details in the cabin. Furthermore, the gauges have a new graphic design, but the rest of the interior is unchanged.
Engine and Performance
The 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT-R is equipped with a 4.0-liter V8 Biturbo engine that produces 577 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. This unit has been upgraded a bit, and it produces 74 hp more than the GT-S variant. The powerplant is paired with a seven-speed dual clutch transmission which sends power to the rear wheels. Without a doubt, this will be a fast vehicle, and the top speed is 198 mph, whereas it can go to 60 mph from a standstill in just 3.5 seconds.
There are several driving modes – Comfort, Sport, Sport Plus, Race and Individual. The German automaker added the “M” button located on the center console, and if you press it, the manual transmission control mode will be activated. The driver uses the Dynamic Select Controller to pick these configurations. Moreover, you can switch the Electronic Stability Program between on, off and Sport Handling Mode, using the same controller.
The 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT-R also comes with a continuously variable, adaptive damping system. Because of this, there are even more options. First of all, you can opt for the Comfort mode which is great for public roads. Secondly, there is a Sport mode for some bumpy tracks. Last but not least, the driver can choose Sport Plus, which is terrific for flat tracks.
Safety and Conclusion
The Mercedes-AMG GT-R did not undergo crash tests. It would be a shame to buy several of these supercars and destroy them intentionally. The reason for this is that only a few of these vehicles are sold, and the NHTSA or the IIHS are not going even to consider performing these crash tests. These cars are simply too expensive to be tested that way.
However, don’t worry, because all of the cars manufactured by Mercedes-Benz are pretty safe and they usually come with a lot of safety features. The Mercedes AMG GT-R is not an exception, and just by looking at it we can conclude that German automaker managed to produce a perfect vehicle.