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Renntech creates a 761 hp orange beast out of a Mercedes-AMG GT R

The Mercedes-AMG GT R isn't in any way underpowered. Dubbed as the “Beast of the Green Hell” by the AMG – owning to the fact it was mostly developed in the Nordschleife circuit of the famed Nurburgring – the AMG GT R has the specs to prove this moniker. However, tuning company Renntech has transformed the beast into a more powerful monster and wrapped it in an attention-seeking orange suit.

It is unknown whether Renntech has found the AMG GT R underpowered or just wanted to boost the speed predator’s credentials. Either way, Renntech did a great job in making the Beast of the Green Hell more impressive and more noticeable.

As it is, the AMG GT R is powered by 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V8 engine paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. It is tuned by AMG to deliver 577 hp (585 PS) of max output and 516 lb.-ft. (700 Nm) of peak torque. This V8 engine – along with a number of dynamic elements and high-tech components – allow the AMG GT R to sprint from a standstill to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds and achieve a top speed of 198 mph (319 km/h). Furthermore, an AMG GT R driven by Christian Gebhardt of Sport Auto managed to complete a lap at the Nurburgring Nordschleife in just 7 minutes and 10.92 seconds.

Read the entire article Renntech creates a 761 hp orange beast out of a Mercedes-AMG GT R

Rotwild R.S2 Beast of the Green Hell racing bike pays tribute to Mercedes-AMG GT R

When Mercedes-AMG created the new Mercedes-AMG GT R, Mercedes-Benz’s high-performance brand had the racetrack in mind. Since most of the development time of the AMG GT R was spent in the "Green Hell" of the Nurburgring, the AMG GT R earned the nickname the “Beast of the Green Hell.” Now, that mindset is translated from four wheels into two wheels, resulting to the creation of the ROTWILD R.S2 Limited-Edition Beast of the Green Hell.

As its name indicates, the ROTWILD R.S2 Limited-Edition "Beast of the Green Hell" is a special-edition hand-built racing bike that takes heavy inspiration from the AMG GT R. While the development of the AMG GT R was underpinned by AMG’s vast experience in AMG GT3 customer sport and in the German Touring Car Masters, that of the ROTWILD R.S2 Limited-Edition "Beast of the Green Hell" is cored on driving dynamics, design, comfort and lightweight construction.

Just like the AMG GT R, the ROTWILD R.S2 Limited-Edition "Beast of the Green Hell" racing bike employs a number of state-of-the-art technology. While the AMG GT R employs intelligent lightweight construction incorporating aluminum and carbon with specific reinforcements in the body shell, the hand-built frame of the special edition bike takes on "Carbon Module Monocoque Technology" (MMT2) as well as "High Modulus" and "High Tenacity" fibresto. This allowed the bike frame to offer high levels of rigidity with ideal damping properties while weighing as low as possible.

Read the entire article Rotwild R.S2 Beast of the Green Hell racing bike pays tribute to Mercedes-AMG GT R

Mercedes-AMG boss Tobias Moers confirms AMG GT Black Series is going to happen

There is indeed very good news for fans and enthusiasts of Mercedes-Benz’s AMG GT range: a Black Series is coming to town. This was according to a report by Australian Web site Motoring, citing AMG big boss Tobias Moers. Most likely, it would be an Mercedes-AMG GT R with a Black Series badge.

Mercedes commenced sales of the AMG GT in 2015. Since then, a number of versions appeared like the AMG GT S, AMG GT R, GT Roadster, GT C Roadster. The GT and the GT S were face-lifted this year. While all of these GT models were powered by a four-liter M178 twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine, the tuning for each version was different. When the original GT was released around two years ago, the power rating was only pegged at 462 PS (340 kW; 456 bhp) of max output and 600 Nm (440 lb.-ft.) of peal torque.

When the AMG GT R was introduced, it changed the complexion of the GT Series by boasting of whopping power figures -- 585 PS (430 kW; 577 bhp) of max output and 700 Nm (520 lb.-ft. of peak torque. That was more than enough to send the high-performance GT R sprinting from nil to 100 km/h in just 3.6 seconds, on the way to a top speed of 318 km/h (198 mph).

Read the entire article Mercedes-AMG boss Tobias Moers confirms AMG GT Black Series is going to happen

Rendering of Mercedes-AMG GT Estate is exceptional

When Mercedes-Benz unveiled the AMG GT Concept, it received positive reviews. Fans were praising it for the sweeping lines and the arching fastback shape, mirroring the CLS-Class. Even with the excellent acclaim, that did not stop fans from coming up with their own versions. The latest of this was posted at Behance, a site owned by Adobe.

Rendered by a certain Aksyonov Nikita, the AMG GT Concept is depicted as a wagon or estate. This particular version is truly excellent especially with the long roof. Being a wagon, the haunches in the rear are larger. This is complemented by fender flares, resulting in the render have a more natural look to it.

If anything, this version brings to mind the Panamera Sport Turismo of Porsche. It is interesting to note that the use of blue for the render makes it look like the long-roof blue Porsche, that same model unveiled along the AMG GT Concept during this year’s Geneva Auto Show. When the Sport Turismo was first revealed, it attracted a lot of attention especially in the high-performance and exotic class.

Read the entire article Rendering of Mercedes-AMG GT Estate is exceptional

After the unveiling of the Mercedes-AMG GT R in the midyear of 2016, the German automaker is at last revealing this exclusive green beast priced at $157,995. They will roll out this summer, and Mercedes-AMG announced that it will only produce 2,000 units worldwide. Those who are willing to dish out this amount of money must move quickly before these mean machines will be sold out.

The 3rd of kin and the most impressive member of the AMG GT clan boasts of pure power and decreased weight for dynamic performances. It is worth the wait after all, since the expert engineers from Affalterbach have managed to take off some load from the sports car and at the same time squeezed more power from the biturbo 4.0 L V8 engine to make the Coupe a worthy adversary in its league. The biturbo V8 can produce a whopping 577 hP (430 kW) and 516 lb-feet (700 Newton-meters) of torque, delivering 74 hp abd 37 lb-ft more compared to the S model.

A 7-speed dual clutch gearbox delivers the torque directly to the rear axle. Its first gear currently has a longer ratio, and the 7th gear has a shortened one to empower a far more better acceleration. The German automaker remarked that the GT R Coupe can accelerate up to 60 miles/hour (97 km/hour) in only 3.5 seconds and can reach a top speed of up to 198 mph(319 kph), which is 0.2 second more quicker that its S version predecessor . Weight-wise, the new AMG GT R weighs at around 3,428 lbs (1,554 kg)- which makes it lighter than the S version (90 kg less).

Read the entire article 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R rolls out this summer in US, see final pricing details here

Who says GT class vehicles aren’t family friendly? Mercedes-Benz debunks this stereotype with the four-door Mercedes-AMG GT Concept hybrid.

A few days ago, Mercedes-Benz released the last teaser for its newest GT four-door sports car, leaving fans tingling in anticipation. At the official reveal at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, all eyes have been set on the newest addition of the Bavarian automaker’s growing GT family.

And take note that the AMG GT Concept is by far, the company’s most stunning effort in combining sedan utility and the curvaceous design of a coupe.

Read the entire article Mercedes-AMG GT Concept is a four-door coupe that redefines what it takes to become a performance car

Be prepared, Porsche! Mercedes-Benz is going all-out with its newest and sportiest model so far – the new Mercedes-AMG GT R. With its sporty yet very elegant design as well as the power lurking under its aggressively shaped bonnet, the new Mercedes-AMG GT R is poised to capture the hearts of those who believe that luxury could also sportily dynamic.

Wrapped in exclusive "AMG green hell magno" special paintwork, the AMG GT R boasts of the so-called AMG Panamericana grille with 15 chrome-plated vertical fins evoking the appearance of the new AMG GT3 racing car.

This forward-inclined AMG Panamericana grille and the sports car’s low-slung front section create a distinct V-shaped "shark nose" that helps lowers the back-pressure point, thereby enhancing airflow and the aerodynamic performance of the new AMG GT R.

Read the entire article Mercedes-AMG GT R is the latest speed predator out to challenge Porsche’s sports cars

Each time tuning company G-Power unveils its work, we could expect a tuned car that is significantly more potent than the standard unit it was based on. This has been the case for several of BMW’s high-performance cars – all of which were made more powerful by the incredible tuning work of G-Power.

The latest of G-Power’s works include, however, another German premium carmaker – Mercedes-Benz. For its latest project, G-Power has picked the Mercedes-AMG GT sports car. In the non-tuned form, the 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine found in the AMG GT sports car only delivers 462 hp of max output and 600 Nm (440 lb-ft.) of peak torque.

This level of power already allows the AMG GT sports car to do a very quick sprint, accelerating from zero to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 4.0 seconds while reaching a limited top speed of 189 mph. For many, this level of performance is already incredible. But the people at G-Power knew they could improve the dynamics of this engine and make the AMG GT sports car a better performer.

Read the entire article G-Power Mercedes-AMG GT delivers 610 hp of output and 755 Nm of torque

The man sitting at the top of the performance division of Mercedes-BenzTobias Moers – cryptically indicated that the Mercedes-AMG GT4 could be really coming.

Moers, chief executive of Mercedes-AMG, was answering several questions from Australian automotive Web site Motoring when he gave an ambiguous declaration about the AMG GT4. When pressed to respond to speculations of an upcoming AMG GT4, Moers replied that rumors are not necessarily wrong.

Based on his enigmatic statement, we can surmise that some of the rumored details are true and others aren’t. So, what information – rumors or not – do we have so far about this high-performance premium sedan that would serve as AMG’s new range topper?

Read the entire article Mercedes-AMG big boss Tobias Moers drops heavy hints about AMG GT4

As part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of Mercedes-AMG, the performance division of Mercedes-Benz is unveiling the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT C Coupe at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show.

Slotted between the range-topping AMG GT R coupe and the GT S, the new GT C coupe is basically the hard-top (solid roof) version of the AMG GT C Roadster – with several similarities in looks and specs.

However, the new GT C coupe is only available as special Edition 50 model.

Read the entire article NAIAS: Mercedes-AMG celebrates 50th anniversary with unveiling of 2018 AMG GT C Coupe

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz SL is reportedly to share the same platform with an Mercedes-AMG GT. Not exactly the one you’ve seen on the photos that have previously surfaced on the Internet. Speculations developed after a supposedly shorter SL Coupe was caught being tested at the Green Hell several weeks ago. But recent reports suggest otherwise.

Autocar says that Mercedes-Benz is now considering an AMG GT platform and will likely come with four types of engines. It is also believed that the SL65 and SL600’s V12 engines may no longer be included in their options. This is probably because of the stricter guidelines with regard to emissions.

Instead, there’s going to be a choice between the E63’s 603hp 5.5 litre V8 twin turbocharger, a couple of turbocharged 6-cylinders with either 450hp or 402 hp and a 470hp 4.0 litre V8.

Read the entire article 2019 Mercedes-Benz SL will share platform with the AMG GT

Since its release in 2014, the Mercedes-AMG GT has been one of the favorite cars of tuners around the world, especially those from Germany. While Mercedes has been updating the AMG-GT with variants like the GT R and the GT S, it has not stopped tuners to create their own versions of this elegantly powerful performer.

Now, Luethen Motorsport of Hamburg, Germany has just revealed its own interpretation of a tuned Mercedes-AMG GT, and this car is ready to race. Yes, the Luethen Motorsport Mercedes-AMG GT is an elegant premium coupe that is not just powerful, but is also ready take on the track, thanks to a plethora of upgrades made on this already dynamic car.

One of the main areas of upgrades made by Luethen Motorsport to the Mercedes-AMG GT is the addition of a new engine control unit or ECU. Without this upgrade, the Mercedes-AMG GT’s 4.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V8 engine only delivers 462 hp of max output and 600 Nm (440 lb-ft.) of peak torque and helps achieve a top speed of 189 mph.

Read the entire article Luethen Motorsport’s tuning program for Mercedes-AMG GT makes it race-ready

Mercedes-AMG finally races along with other car manufacturers in the GT4 category. Since there’s an increasing trend for this segment, we think they’ve made it just in time along with Ford, Porsche, McLaren and also BMW.

Even if it comes a little late, the new GT4 racer will be based on the Mercedes-AMG GT-R that was revealed earlier this year. Mercedes-AMG’s GT4 racecar is currently in the works and is expected to apply the road-going GTR’s engineering and design standards.

The picture already looks impressive. With its large wing, wheels out stance, big vents along the hood and highly distinctive aerodynamics design, the AMG GTR definitely looks menacing the first time we saw it. Even so, AMG revealed that they have designed the GT4 to be safe and easy to use.

Read the entire article Gorgeous Mercedes-AMG GT4 will soon arrive amid ever-growing competition

Mercedes-Benz has revealed the pricing for its Mercedes-AMG GT starting with the Coupe at £98,195 and the Mercedes-AMG GT R Coupe at £143,245. In the middle is the Roadster priced at £110,145, followed by the S Coupe at £111,495, and the C Roadster with £139,445.

The roofs on the Roadster and the C Roadster can come in a three-layer fabric with the choice to have it in dark red, beige, or black. This particular detail is available at no additional cost to the customer. What is exciting about this roof is that it can be closed or opened within 11 seconds. This operation is even possible despite the vehicle running at a maximum of 31 mph.

While the entire GT range is fitted with the biturbo 4.0-liter engine, the one in the Roadster variant offers an output of 476 hp, allowing it to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 4.0 seconds. Meanwhile the C Roadster delivers an output of 557 hp; hence, it can go from 0 to 62 mph in merely 3.7 seconds.

Read the entire article 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R, C Roadster UK pricing announced

If an actual racing team commences a project to beef up an already sporty car, impressive results can be expected. Well, any of the stock Mercedes-Benz AMG GT (GT, GT S, GT R, GT S) is already a potent car to begin with. Each version has a different power output, with the GT model developing 456 hp and the newest GT R (2017 model year) delivering 577 hp.

Dime Racing, an actual AMG racing team with a base in Southern California Dime, has an SLS AMG competing in the Pirelli World Challenge. It is also a specialist that supplies the auto industry with engineered components and system, as well as services. Now, Dime Racing is announcing a tuning kit for the AMG GT, plus an actual watch that goes with it. This new kit promises a street-legal AMG GT that could deliver an astonishing 745 hp – the Racing GT.

As for the number of units that will be available to customers, Dime will be just assembling 100 vehicles each year, ensuring that every unit comes with a top-notch quality. The Racing GT limited edition model could be availed at select Mercedes-AMG dealers across the United States. Expect true reliability from these Racing GT models, since, after all, Dime Racing is an authentic racing team with genuine expertise and experience in competitive racing.

Read the entire article Dime Racing introduces 745-hp tuning program for Mercedes-Benz AMG GT

Who are the world’s bravest test drivers? They may be those testing high-speed racing prototypes on a circuit. Or they may be those assessing the agility of test cars on high-speed corners deep in the mountains.

But for German premium carmaker Mercedes-Benz, the bravest test drivers in the world don’t even have a driving license. In fact, they are more than a decade away from the age when they could get their driving license.

The world’s bravest test drivers are toddlers, and Mercedes-Benz got the perfect test car for them, recently unveiled at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. For Mercedes-Benz, a small child is never too young is experience a bit of luxury and sportiness. The brand proved this point literally by introducing the new Mercedes-AMG GT Bobby-Car -- a new, single-seater sports car designed particularly for small kids.

Read the entire article Mercedes-AMG GT Bobby-Cars are built for toddlers

Mercedes-AMG is currently making great waves in the automotive scene. The German automaker Mercedes-Benz’s high performance division has been creating some of the most superb cars; however, this year, it has brought to the world another string of surprises. And guess what? It’s everything that comes at par (or even better) than its previous models.

Earlier this year, we were introduced to the Green Hell baby that was the Mercedes-AMG GT R. The “green hell magno” colored AMG GT R was developed at the famous Nurburgring racetrack, particularly at the Green Hell, where its twin-turbo V8 was tested to its limits.

It comes with 585 horses and around 516 lb.-ft. of torque. Aside from its engine, it is even made stronger because of its front-mid-engine concept with transaxle, an extensively modified suspension, new aerodynamics and is aided by its intelligent lightweight construction. It also comes with wider front and rear wings which give it an increased track width allowing optimum grip and higher cornering speeds. It also has standard lightweight forged wheels with cup tyres perfect for maximum driving dynamics.

Read the entire article Mercedes-AMG introduces two new roadster variants - the AMG GT and GT C

Come to think of it, the Mercedes-AMG GT R could be considered one of the most dynamic cars that the premium carmaker has created. Now, a sportier model – filled to the brim with technologies derived from motorsport – has been introduced: the new Mercedes-AMG GT R.

It is of note as well that the suspension system featured on the new AMG GT R is also systematically designed to be used on the racetrack. Mercedes-AMG ensured that suspension components -- steering knuckles, wishbones and hub carriers on the front and rear axle – have lower unsprung masses produced from forged aluminum. The double-wishbone concept on the AMG GT R firmly locates the wheel and come with the least elastic movements.

Thanks to the high camber and toe-in stability results, the AMG GT R could race through a corner even at high speeds and the driver gets a better feel of the road during cornering at the extreme limits.

Read the entire article Green racetrack monster Mercedes-AMG GT R unveiled to the public

Back in 2014, Mercedes-Benz’s high performance division, the Mercedes-AMG GmbH (AMG in short), debuted a two-door two-seat grand tourer coupe that was built to challenge the Porsche 911. Unveiled to the public during the 2014 Paris Motor Show, the Mercedes-AMG GT was built to last in a faceoff with its arch nemesis, the Porsche 911.

The Mercedes-AMG GT has two performance options: the standard GT and the high performance GT S. Both cars run on the same 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine except that the GT is slightly less powerful with 469 horsepower and 433 lb.-ft. torque on tap while the GT S has 503 horsepower and 479 lb.-ft. torque. Of course, since there is a difference in power, there is also a slight difference in the acceleration time.

The GT can sprint through 60 mph in 3.9 seconds while the GT S can go in only 3.7 seconds – only a 0.2 second difference. Moreover, the GT can hit a top speed of only 202 mph, 8 mph slower than that of the 210 mph on the GT S.

Read the entire article 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R raises the bar, now ready for Goodwood debut

If Darth Vader had a car, then he would have looked at the Mercedes-AMG GT RR and considered it the perfect choice. No, scratch that. If EVIL had a car, then THIS would probably be it. And if Mercedes had an evil child, it probably would have come in the form of the AMG GT RR. The Mercedes-AMG GT RR is the GT3 racing version of the Mercedes-AMG GT.

If looks can kill then the GT RR would probably be the most sinister of them all. Its appearance is a perfect mirror of the fictional character from Star Wars, the Darth Vader, which exudes both elegance and an ominous character.

It looks like it’s something out of a horror film or some thriller movie because the look of the AMG GT3 itself sends chills down your spine. Based on Mercedes’ AMG GT supercar, the GT RR is powered by a 6.3-liter V8 that was taken from the older SLS model.

Read the entire article If Darth Vader had a car, this would have been it: Mercedes-AMG GT RR
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