Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R (2017)
Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R
The innovative AMG GT R is the first model of Mercedes-AMG that possesses such a great number of motorsport technological features. The front-mid-engine principle comprises transaxle, the twin-turbo V-8 engine with a capacity of 585 hp, the considerably redesigned suspension, the innovative aerodynamic characteristics and the smart construction ensuring special driving practice. The innovative front fascia fitted with functional components, the big-sized rear aerofoil and the innovative rear fascia equipped with double diffuser improve aerodynamic performance and contribute to providing favourable grip.
Representing advanced technologies, the AMG GT R was developed considering extensive motor-racing practice in AMG customer sport. The acceleration capability of 3.6 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h and a maximum speed reaching 318 km/h along with the uncommon dynamic features will certainly guarantee excellent results on the racetrack. Perfect racetrack experience is ensured thanks to the smart construction made of aluminium and carbon, special strengthening of the body shell, the modified twin-turbo V-8 engine fitted with the purposely adjusted dual-clutch transmission with seven options of speed and other advanced elements.
Actively collaborating aerodynamics specialists and designers focused on creation of an impressive and distinguishing look of the auto. All details are characterized by an integral technical advantage and improve driving performance whereas the aerodynamics engineers have accomplished the dream of designers.
The design of the AMG GT R represents aesthetic clearness Ė hot & cool. The auto is equipped with robust body, motorsport elements and an attractive AMG Panamericana grille.
A real engineering achievement presents the entirely innovative aerodynamics profile, which is almost unnoticeably hidden in the body bottom in front of the engine. This carbon element with a weight of approximately two kilograms is capable of automatic downward movement by 40 millimetres and significant modification of the airflow.
Another technical novelty enhancing aerodynamic characteristics of the AMG GT R presents the equipment for air traffic control. This equipment possesses vertical louvers placed in the lower part in immediate proximity to the front fascia behind it. Itís possible to open and close the louvers during a second using an electric actuator in order to enhance the airflow and therefore the aerodynamic properties.
The rear end also possesses notable novelties: the side walls made of aluminium expand the back part of the AMG GT R by 57 millimetres, providing area for wheels and track. These measures allow to enhance traction and increase cornering speeds.
The innovative AMG coil-over suspension was developed intentionally for the AMG GT R model. As surely as in professional motor racing, drivers are provided with individual adjustment and unlimitedly regulate the spring pre-load by hand. This allows to have an impact on the dive and roll motions and the grip of the auto as accurately as required to customize them according to customerís needs or to the definite racing track.
The coil-over suspension is supplemented with the AMG RIDE CONTROL constantly changeable damping system. The system is capable of automatic adjusting the damping on every wheel considering the ongoing handling conditions, the speed and traffic situation. The damping characteristics are regulated quickly and accurately using two individual valves.
The innovative AMG TRACTION CONTROL system is borrowed from auto racing. It offers preliminary selection of the slip on the driven back axle in nine possible levels.
Control is performed by means of a specific rotary switch placed in the centre console lower than the ventilation openings. In accordance with the chosen setting, the system allows to increase or decrease slip on the back wheels that brings great benefits in changeable traffic situations.
The AMG GT R is conventionally fitted with an electronically regulated limited-slip differential positioned on the back axle, which is incorporated in the transmission housing.
The interior of a car salon is also characterized by motorsport features. Regulated by hand AMG sports seats covered with nappa leather and DINAMICA microfibre are offered as conventional furnishing. They provide the required lateral support while extraordinary driving manoeuvres. Customers can acquire AMG seats as a variant without additional cost.
The instrument panel reminds a forceful wing and features the subject matter of aviation. Four central vents attracting attention and the separate vents placed at the right and left ends of the instrument panel accentuate this theme.
One important feature that improves the running performance of a sports auto presents its weight. Mercedes-AMG is made of various materials including aluminium, steel and magnesium. Magnesium is an extraordinary lightweight material that enhances agility of the auto.
The application of robust carbon fibre contributes to reducing weight. For instance, this material has been used in the construction of front wings, the roof and the torque tube.
The effective composite braking system guarantees perfect lowering speed and can be provided as an additional variant. The system possesses such benefits as weight reduction of 17 kilograms, a prolonged technical lifetime and enhanced fade resistance due to the ceramic brake pads.
The AMG engineers have redesigned the dual-clutch transmission with six options of speed and transformed the hardware and the software with the aim of increasing suitability of the transmission for the raceway.
The Mercedes-AMG GT R was launched on 24 June 2016 in Brooklands, England and has become commercially available on 21 November 2016.