The AMG GT R is going to look way overpriced next to this thing.
The Mercedes-AMG GT R is a hard car to steal the spotlight from. But Dime Research and Development, a tuning company from Orange County that also races an SLS AMG, is doing its best to try. It just announced the Dime Racing AMG GT, a tuned version of the entry-level grand tourer. However, just because the company decided to use the stock GT for its tune job doesn't mean this thing is slow. The Dime Racing GT pushes 745 horsepower and 731 lb-ft of torque out of its 4.0-liter V8 engine, this thanks to upgraded turbos and an ECU remap.
This tuned GT also gets a suite of aero upgrades. No one will confuse this thing with the monstrous AMG GT R, but the new carbon fiber pieces (wing, side skirts, grille, diffuser and front splitter) should help the car keep all its newfound power firmly planted on the ground. If nothing else they make the GT look cooler, so there's that. Other new additions include a set of Pirelli tires, a lightweight exhaust, adjustable suspension, an improved cooling system and a handful of bits and bobs that ensure the Dime Racing GT is track-ready out the box. These include a roll cage, racing radio and fire extinguisher. Finally, to sweeten the deal even further, the company is throwing in season tickets to the Pirelli World Challenge and a free car cover and Växjö.
Dime wants just $150,200 for its tuned AMG GT and all the extra goodies it comes with, and you can pick yours up at "select" Mercedes-AMG dealerships around the US. It also comes with a bumper-to-bumper warranty. The only bad thing about the Dime Racing AMG GT is that only 1,000 will be available. We don't expect that lot to last long given the power-to-price ratio. Hopefully someone who gets their hands on one of these also owns, or knows someone who does own, an AMG GT R. We'd love to see the two go heads-up on the track and drag strip.