With 577 horsepower (430 kilowatts) and 516 pound-feet (699 Newton meter) of torque from its biturbo 4.0-liter V8 there’s little doubt that the Mercedes-AMG GT R is an impressive machine, but European customers don’t get to experience the power until November. There’s an even longer wait for those in the United States. If you want to get a better look at the race-inspired coupe's capabilities now check out this clip of the R lapping the Nürburgring. This is also an opportunity to see how it handles more sedate driving while commuting back from the famous racecourse.
This black GT R looks fantastic on the track. It appears to handle the ‘Rings famous corners with ease. We wish the exhaust note were a little more bombastic, but getting a stirring sound out of a turbocharged engine can be a challenge.
Despite race-inspired parts like the big diffuser and road-hugging front splitter, the GT R looks fairly docile off the road. Like on the track, it doesn’t make much sound. The track-ready coupe appears to be able to give drivers a somewhat comfortable ride home after a day at the circuit.
While the GT R appears easy to drive, getting one might be a challenge. According to a recent rumor, the company might limit production to just 2,000 examples as a strategy to make the model more exclusive.