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.
Moreover, uniball spherical bearings on the lower wishbones of the rear axle take their cue from motorsport. Since their toe-in and camber do not change even under high loads, these bearings are more wear-resistant than wishbone bushings – resulting to a more precise drive. Featuring a light, hollow design, a thicker tubular anti-roll bar has been fitted on the rear axle and has been especially tweaked to keep up with higher driving dynamics requirements of the AMG GT R.
Likewise, the new AMG coil-over suspension was designed exclusively for the AMG GT R, allowing drivers to choose their own set-up as well as adjust the spring pre-load manually. This configuration allows drivers to tailor the dive and roll behavior -- as well as the grip -- of the AMG GT R to their personal tastes or to the demands of a certain racetrack. In addition to all these elements, the new AMG GT R features active rear-wheel steering and nine-way adjustable traction control system.