From its long hood to its massive grille and fastback shape, it’s hard to argue that the AMG GT R is anything but original. The familial ties to the rest of the Mercedes-Benz range are there, but the GT R exaggerates them, like a predator putting on a threat display.
The GT R is a fantastic performer and it all starts with the engine. This is yet another member of Mercedes-AMG’s twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 family, and in the R it pumps out a hefty 577 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. That means effortless, ferocious acceleration. The GT R can hit 60 miles per hour in just 3.5 seconds.
The 4.0-liter works alongside a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The so-called AMG Speedshift gearbox is deserving of its name, serving up rapid shifts in its more aggressive settings. And it’s laid back settings. And pretty much every time it changes gears. This is a remarkably quick, poised, and intelligent transmission. That last part is worth keeping in mind; there’s really no need to take matters into your own hands, because the GT R always seems to be in the right gear at the right time.
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