There are lots of different parts that make the Mercedes-AMG GT R special. Under the endlessly long hood, you get a 4.0-liter bi-turbo V8 with 577 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque at its disposal, with power being sent exclusively to the rear wheels. Inside, there’s a bespoke Mercedes cabin with snug sports seats and exotic materials. It looks absolutely outrageous, and from its adjustable rear wing to a nine-mode AMG traction control system and a lightweight exhaust system, this is far more than a straight-line dragster as AMGs of old tended to be.
The GT R’s performance is enhanced by a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, active underbody fairing, and an AMG electronically controlled limited-slip differential. The hyped-up bodywork is low and wide, there’s a carbon-fiber roof, and wheels measure 19 inches in front and 20 inches at the back. Inside, you get Nappa leather/Dinamica-trimmed seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated seats, a rearview camera, an AMG Dinamica performance steering wheel, and an 8.4-inch color screen for the COMAND infotainment system.