2018 Mercedes Amg GT3 Test Drive and New Design

The successful partnership between Mercedes-Benz and AMG began fifty years ago this year, and to celebrate the occasion, they developed a new model: the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT  Coupe, which debuted at the Detroit Auto Show in 2017 alongside the 2018 GT Coupe and GT S revised.

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2018 Mercedes Amg GT3 Outside

By way of illustration, the GT R is a significant departure from the standard GT model. Much more aggressive in appearance, it shares many design features with the GT3 race car. Forward, the most striking feature is the larger grid with vertical slats. Called “AMG Panamericana”, this grid is similar to that of the GT3 and goes back to the Mercedes Mercedes-Benz 300 SL which won the legendary Panamericana road race in Mexico in 1952. Below it has big lateral catches and a Center redesigned The vent and divider. The first includes active aerodynamic elements.

The 2018 Mercedes Amg GT3 also features wider front and rear defenses that increase its width by 46 mm (1.8 inches). This created space for the larger 20-inch wheels and the wider track and gives the coupe a more planted and threatening look. Moving to the sides, the changes include redesigned side skirts, black mirrors and lightweight forged wheels in matt black. Wrapped in high performance tires, the rims are exclusive to the GT R.

Around the rear, there is a fixed rear wing for an increase of the effort on the rear axle, a large aerofoil and a double massive diffuser. Another distinctive feature of the AMG GT R is the large center-mounted exhaust tip, lined with two smaller outlets to the left and right of the diffuser. Certainly unique! Finally, the GT R features a high-quality carbon roof that not only complements the sparkling paint, but also reduces the car’s unladen weight. Naturally, the GT R will be available in a wide range of exterior colors.

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2018 Mercedes Amg GT3 Inside

The interior also links the gap between the AMG GT stock and the GT3 racing car. While the dashboard, center console and center stack are virtually identical to the road car, other features have been revised to give the GT R a more inspired feel of the race. First, the coupe received lightweight, manually adjustable sports bucket seats made of Nappa leather and Dinamica microfibre. Another important addition is the new AMG Interior Night package. Included in standard equipment, it adds change pallets, steering wheel bezel, door sills and starter rail in bright black. Combined with the AMG Indoor Piano Lacquer package, the standard also specifies sportiness. As an option, customers can order the matte black carbon fiber trim.

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2018 Mercedes Amg GT3 Engine

Things have changed under the hood compared to the standard car, too, with its 4.0-liter turbocharged V8 featuring a different set of pistons, fuel pump, unique exhaust port machining and 18-pound turbos Boost instead of 16. This results in 550 horsepower and 502 lb-ft of torque, with the latter available from 1,900 to 5,750 rpm, allowing a nice and wide torque band. With all this power, Mercedes-AMG says my test car reaches 60 mph in a very light 3.7 seconds, and it will load at a top speed of 196 km / h.

Prices

The US prices for AMG GT R start from $ 157,000, while German customers can get so for $ 165,410 previously. In North America, it has a premium of $ 45,800 on the AMG GT base and an increase of $ 25,800 over AMG GT S. This sticker also makes the GT R nearly $ 14,000 more expensive than the Porsche GT3 .

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