New AMG GTR Takes On Green Hell

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Mercedes AMG GTR at Nurburgring

The Mercedes-Benz AMG GT-R is quite possibly one of the most aggressive cars I’ve seen all year; it has many bulges and is about as wide as the berth I’d make around a ‘chugger’ on the high street (no offence). Don’t forget that simply massive 15-spoke panamericana grille which features the famous three-pointed star, which is bigger than most dinner plates. You get the idea, the new AMG GT-R is as mean as it is fast.

Mercedes AMG GTR at Nurburgring

​​So fast in fact that it recently got around the famous ‘Green Hell’ that is the Nurgburgring and the time is pretty rapid indeed. The 585hp German beast was able to set a time of 7:10.92, wiping the floor with cars such as a the Ferrari 488 GTB (7:21.63) and the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 (7:19.63), although it wasn’t quite enough to beat the Nissan GT-R NISMO’s time of 7:08.68.

Mercedes AMG GTR at Nurburgring

​​I’m sure you’ll agree that is still a properly quick time though, which puts the German supercar in the top 10 of the fastest production cars to have taken on the Nurburgring, number 7 in fact. The Radical SR8LM holds the top spot in case you’re wondering, with a time of 6 minutes 48 seconds dead.

Mercedes AMG GTR Nurburgring
I imagine a lot of people will be seeing the back of this…

The test was conducted by German motoring magazine sport auto and in fact the AMG GT-R has turned out to be the fastest road-going rear-wheel drive sportscar it has ever tested so I’m sure Mercedes will take great pride in that. If you fancy seeing the flying lap for yourself, check out this video.

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