The World’s Greatest Car Website

2018 Mercedes-AMG GT-R Review : Beast of Nürburgring

2018 Mercedes-AMG GT-R Review - Developed at the Nürburgring and presented this past Friday at Brooklands, in the United Kingdom, the Mercedes-AMG GT R is the new version of this great German tourism more radical Street. Its mechanical 4.0 V8 bi-turbo now develops 585 HP and adds dynamic technologies at the chassis level.

After advance it with some teasers, finally Mercedes-AMG took away the veil to your GT-R, more extreme and sport the gran turismo of Affalterbach Variant. Front of the AMG GT has a better aerodynamics, more power, less weight and a very aggressive aesthetic.
2018 Mercedes-AMG GT-R Exterior
2018 Mercedes-AMG GT-R Exterior Front View
Since I mentioned it, I'll make mention of one of the things that I like about this product: color. I know that will seem to many "inelegant" sweep, but I defend that tone called "AMG Green Hell Magno", which is actually a tribute to the circuit Nürburgring Nordschleife, where Mercedes-AMG made much of its development. Moreover, at the end of last year I saw some "mules" of this GT R camouflaged in that place and never forget the sound they made.
2018 Mercedes-AMG GT-R Exterior
2018 Mercedes-AMG GT-R Rear Badge
Series of tires are Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 in sizes 275/35 ZR 19 front and 325/30 ZR20 back, along with lighter weight than conventional alloy wheels. On the back it incorporates a central exhaust outlet and two other more integrated into the diffuser, so the bumpers were also modified with larger diffusers.
2018 Mercedes-AMG GT-R Exterior
2018 Mercedes-AMG GT-R Exterior Rear View
To get that beautiful and bestial roar, the 4.0 litre V8 bi-turbo already known of the GT and GT-S, now develops 585 horsepower at 6,250 rpm and 700 Nm of torque available between 1,900 and 5500 returns. This is an increase of 123 HP and 100 Nm more than the GT AMG and 75 HP and 50 Nm from the GT S.
2018 Mercedes-AMG GT-R Engine
2018 Mercedes-AMG GT-R Engine
To achieve these improvements adapted two new Turbo - blowing 1.35 bars instead of 1,2 - and be recalibrate the compression ratio of the mechanics, although it is not specified how much in the press information that informed Mercedes-AMG. Also reduced times of shifting of the automatic transmission of double clutch and seven gears, the AMG Speed shift DCT 7, while traction is still back.

2018 Mercedes-AMG GT-R Engine Spesification
  • Engine : 4.0 litre V8 bi-turbo
  • Power output : 585 HP @ 6,250 rpm.
  • Torque output : 700 Nm @ 1,900 - 5500 rpm.

The result of all these enhancements are an acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h just in 3.6 seconds, with of 318 km/h top speed and a certified consumption of 11.4 liters per hundred kilometers. The other modifications were carried out at the level of body. For example, it has 4.6 cm more width forward and 5.7 centimeters behind.

The one that has is great aerodynamic work. In the front has a new grille (with active openings) taken from the AMG GT3 of competition, while on the fender it adds entries air curtains to the sides. It even has two outlets of air under the rear optical groups, which are accompanied by a generous adjustable rear spoiler.

But there's not complete solutions to fight the wind. It also has a profile located under the front splitter that can scroll down up to four centimeters from 80 km/h, altering the flow of air and creating the so-called "Venture effect" that increases aerodynamic load on the front axle.

However, greater novelty comes from the chassis that have address on both axes. In the rear train, for example, offers the possibility of changing the angle of the wheels by 1.5 degrees, rotating in the opposite direction to the front until a maximum speed of 100 km/h. Above that speed, the system allows both trains turn together.

He was also a diet of materials, incorporating a carbon fibre roof. The result of the thinning is a distribution of weights of 47.3% forward and 52.7% back. Other parts, as well as titanium or aluminum were also used extensively in the transmission and chassis.

The suspension is fully adjustable and can be controlled via the variable damping AMG Ride Control, which in turn has three levels (Comfort, Sport and Sport Plus). ESP for its part, has three modes: On, Off, and Sport Handling Mode, while traction control brings nine - Yes, nine - different settings.

At the level of brakes on the other hand, brings series four discs of compound ceramic of 390 mm for the front axle and 360 mm to the rear, while option one also offers carbon ceramics that weigh even 17 kilo grams less and with larger disks, 402 mm at the front axle.

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+

Related : 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT-R Review : Beast of Nürburgring