Mercedes-AMG GT R Coming With Next-Level Performance

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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.

SEE ALSO: 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S Review

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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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Johnls39 . Johnls39 . on Nov 28, 2015

    The uplevel AMG GT-R is going to be badass and could set a new standard. Too bad I'm not all that crazy about its styling though.