An even hotter Mercedes-AMG GT R is in development, expected to arrive by late 2016.
Expected to be even more powerful than the Mercedes-AMG GT S, Motor Trend reports that the Mercedes-AMG GT R will also benefit from larger rear tires, four-wheel steering and active aerodynamics. An industry first that will be outfitted to the luxury sports cars are adjustable spool valve shocks, helping make the Mercedes-AMG GT R one potent track and street machine.
It’s unclear if Nissan will take any action against the German automaker for using the GT R nameplate, especially since both vehicles will compete with one another in a way.
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In related news, Mercedes-AMG is also preparing the new E63 that will be powered by the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine used in the Mercedes-AMG GT. It’s unclear how much power the new E63 will have, but Mercedes promises that it will be “competitive,” with the powerplant mated to a nine-speed AMG SpeedShift MCT transmission. A new all-wheel-drive system will be used that is expected to be fully variable, helping the sedan be a more track-focused offering than previous generations.
[Source: Motor Trend]
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