Mercedes proudly launched its most powerful road car from the GT family and the fastest one from Mercedes in India right now – Mercedes-AMG GT R, it is also called ‘Beast of the Green Hell’. Wow! That video and the sound of the car gives an adrenaline rush!
Does GT R give you déjà vu? Yeah we saw those on Nissans which were the fastest cars, devoured your déjà vu there, didn’t I! But this one is no Nissan, it is to the very core a Mercedes born the run, run like hell. It is what the call, the beast from green hell – Mercedes-AMG GT R. If you are here reading this, you probably don’t need an explanation of what AMG tag stands for; well it literally stands for – Aufrecht, Melcher and Grossaspach, but it terms of what it represents – the fastest Mercs, especially the ones with those V8 engines. This car was launched marking 50 years since inception of AMG across the globe.
Despite AMG GT R is a road car, it has been designed with racetrack use firmly in mind, and why not. The car is green, very green – but it looks gorgeous with those low-slung front sections and that broad front grille, giving it that shark-face look. The roof is made of carbon fibre to ensure high rigidity without having to compromise on safety, while the 20-inch 5-spoke AMG wheels are made of aluminium to ensure weight savings. The LED projector units and sharp LED DRLs adds to the car’s aggressive appearance, while the wider carbon fenders and enlarged air intakes boost cooling to match the upgraded engine.
The 4.0 litre twin-turbo V8 from the GT S puts out 585 hp (+75 hp) and 700 Nm between 1,900 and 5,500 rpm. Paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, it does 0-100 km/h in 3.6 seconds and a top speed of 318 km/h! Told you, it is the fastest Merc in India. Just to be clear, it isn’t called beast of the Green Hell because it is green in colour – but it is because it was extensively developed at the Nurburgring – the German race track, nicknamed the Green Hell by Jackie Stewart back in 1968. This luxurious supercar undoubtedly costs a fortune with a starting range of Rs 2.23 Crore and it goes up if client opts for any customisation. Isn’t she worth all the money!