Mercedes-AMG GT R Review in UK

Giancarlo Perlas April 28, 2017

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The Mercedes-AMG GT R is also known as the “Beast of Green Hell.” For obvious reasons, that’s because of the car’s powerful engine, great performance and very aggressive looks.

TopGear recently put the UK model of the sports car to the test in order to see if it definitely lives up to the hype. They sure did have a lot of good things to say about it.


The Mercedes-AMG GT R is equipped with a 4.0-liter biturbo V8 engine. It can produce 577 bhp and 516 lb-ft of torque. The zero to 62 mph acceleration of the auto is at 3.6 seconds with an electronically-limited top speed of 198 mph.


The Mercedes-AMG GT R is the evolution of the Mercedes-AMG GT and inspired by the Mercedes-AMG GT3 race car. Among the prominent changes in the GT R compared to its standard version include the Panamericana grille, wider fenders, added air intakes,  fixed rear wing, enhanced side aprons, redesigned suspension plus massive sports wheels and tires.


The brand new Mercedes-AMG GT R costs £141,190 in the UK.

Actual Performance

Ollie Kew of Top Gear commented that the vehicle is too wide, jarring, snatchy and “more of a Dodge Hellcat with the steering wheel on the correct side” than a Porsche 911 rival. However, he found many improvements in the GT R compared to its GT S sibling.

Kew was particularly impressed by the maneuverability of the sports car. Then its brakes performed smoothly along the way. Moreover, he praised the auto’s short gear ratios that certainly go well with UK’s winding roads and ever-changing speed limits. Lastly, he appreciated the tune of the vehicle’s exhausts.

Overall, Top Gear said the GT R is more usable and more engaging than the GT. It had the right mix of professionalism and personality in it, making it truly worthy of its name.

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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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