Video: Mercedes-AMG GT R Unveiled

Giancarlo Perlas June 25, 2016

Mercedes-AMG GT R

The Mercedes-AMG GT R has finally been unveiled. Referred to as the “Beast,” the petrol green sports car made its way to the Brooklands circuit in Great Britain on June 24, 2016.

The GT R came to the legendary race track in a dramatic entrance. Placed inside a container, it was carried by a chopper to the venue. Then after a brief parade of the Mercedes-AMG GT, GT S (including its Formula One safety car version), and GT3, the GT R rolled out from the metal box driven by AMG chief Tobias Moers.

Moers was later joined by reigning F1 Drivers’ Champion Lewis Hamilton. The champ drove the sports car for a while to display its performance.

In a nutshell, the GT R is the street-legal version of the Mercedes-AMG GT3. AMG combined the driving dynamics of the GT3 with the GT to arrive at the GT R. Basically, it is a toned-down version of the GT3.

The GT R possesses a handcrafted 4.0-liter biturbo V8 engine with dry sump lubrication of AMG. The unit allows the car to produce up to 577 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. The power of the car is distributed to the rear wheels via an AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed dual clutch transmission. The Beast only weighs 3,428 lbs.

The specs of the GT R enable it to accelerate from zero to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds. On the other hand, the car has an electronically-limited top speed of 198 mph.

Watch the official unveiling of the Mercedes-AMG GT R in the video below:

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Giancarlo Perlas

Giancarlo Perlas is an economist by profession with a career spanning nearly two decades. His professional journey has seen him assume vital roles in various government and private organizations, particularly in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sectors. Alongside his civic and corporate pursuits is his love for cars, particularly those made by Mercedes-Benz. In 2012, he found himself with like-minded individuals within BenzInsider. From then on, he used the platform as a way to share his passion with the automotive community. Follow his Facebook page at, X (formerly Twitter) @giancarloperlas, and IG @benzinsider. View all posts by Giancarlo Perlas →

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