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.
Now, back to Renntech’s orange beast; this creation features a number of upgrades designed to further improve its already dynamic performance. Renntech’s tuned version of the AMG GT R comes with an ECU upgrade and Stage II upgraded turbochargers, as well as BOV adapters and high-flow air filters. Renntech also threw in a set of OEM Michelin Cup Sport 2 tires for its tuned orange beast to sit on. The resulting sports car is astonishing! This tuned AMG GT R could now deliver 761 hp (772 PS) of max output and 632 lb.-ft. (857 Nm) of peak torque.
According to Renntech, its orange AMG GT R beast is around 0.5 second quicker on the sprint than a regular AMG GT R, having the ability to accelerate from zero to 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 3.0 seconds. It also has the ability to reach a quarter mile in just 10.7 seconds at 136 mph (219 km/h) on a regular road surface.
Wrapped in exclusive "AMG green hell magno" special finish, the regular AMG GT R boasts of a superb road performance thanks not only due to its powerful V8 engine, but also because of its intelligent lightweight construction employing aluminum and carbon. The AMG GT R also boasts of new aerodynamics with active components and a specifically modified suspension system with active rear-wheel steering.