Mercedes AMG GT R

As an AMG, the only place to start is under the engine bay. Specifically, behind the front axle, where a modified version of the AMG GT’s ‘hot inside V’ 4-litre twin-turbo V8 sits. With sharper-reacting turbos and a new exhaust system, it produces 577bhp and 516lb ft, increases of 74bhp and 37lb ft over the next most potent AMG GT, the GT S.

The GT R is lighter than the S, too – an impressive boast we’ll get to later – its 1,630kg combining with the boisterous power output to yield a 3.6sec 0-62mph time and 198mph top speed. That means a 0.2sec cut and 5mph rise over that GT S. Those figures put it on par with the (notably more powerful) SLS AMG Black Series, perhaps its spiritual ancestor.
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