If Bruce Banner were in the market to buy a new car, I bet his top pick would be this new Mercedes AMG GT R. Who knows … perhaps we’ll see him drive this new sexy beast in the next Incredible Hulk sequel.
What can we say about this car? It’s definitely one head turner and chick magnet. This “AMG Green Hell Magno” special paint color puts Ferrari’s infamous red to shame in my opinion.
Now let’s get to the basics – the AMG GT R is a front mid-engine car with rear wheel drive. It features a 4.0L bi-turbo V8 which pumps out 577 hp, 74 hp more than the prior top of the line GT S engine. 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds with a top speed of 198 mph.
Even though this supercar isn’t as fast from 0 to 60 as a Tesla Model S in “Ludicrous Mode”, it definitely has it beat in terms of seductive design. The shark nose front end and the grille are to die far. This is the first time this 15 chrome-plated vertical fin grille from the AMG GT3 racing car appears on an AMG production vehicle. I love this aggressive look and hope to see it more often from Mercedes!
Through the 20” matte black rims, you can see the yellow brake calipers, which are exclusive to the AMG GT R, covering the carbon ceramic brakes.
The Mercedes AMG GT R combines the aggressive dynamics of the AMG GT3 racing car with everyday practicality of the AMG GT. Drive in “Sport Plus” or “RACE” mode to hear the sports exhaust come alive.
Below is a video and a couple more pictures at different angles. If you’re itching to get an AMG GT R, they’ll be available in the US market in mid-2017, so pre-order yours ahead of time!