Mercedes-AMG GT R: This Is It

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No, not that GT-R. This GT R (no hyphen) is the 575 horsepower top-rung super performance version of the Mercedes-AMG GT. It’s quite green.

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These images came to us via CarScoops, originally posted on The German Car Forum earlier today (perhaps from a UK employee who just doesn’t care anymore?), which also lists the specs at 575 HP, 516 lb-ft of torque, 0-60 in 3.6 seconds, and a top speed of 197 mph.

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Why Mercedes felt compelled to produce this car I do not know. The existing AMG GT is a fast and powerful car that looks ridiculous. This is just that, but more.

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At least it gets a cool retro-1950s mouth.

Raphael Orlove is features editor for Jalopnik.

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douglassonders
Douglas Sonders

I’ve owned a GTS for about 2 months now. Custom ordered one from the factory. I chose it over pretty much every car in the segment. I considered the 911 GTS heavily, as well as a Viper GTS (i know, much different cars), Z06, etc etc. I suppose its a matter of preference. This thing is incredible day to day. Great GT car. Wish the steering was a bit heavier (not that its bad), brakes are amazing, styling is classic and I think it will age well. Pictures do not do it justice.

I can see where there is a place for the AMG GTR, not sure how I feel about the body cladding. It looks a bit over-designed...maybe I need to see it in non-green and non-black wheels? Its roughly 60 HP more than my car and gets to 60mph 0.2 seconds faster and has a 5-7 mph higher top speed. In all honesty, I was hoping for a much larger performance jump.