Hotter Mercedes AMG GT R is Coming This Summer

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

Mercedes is planning to release an even quicker version of the AMG GT this year.

Speaking with Car and Driver, Mercedes-AMG CEO Tobias Moers admitted than the AMG GT is due for an upgrade. “This summer we’ll be bringing out the next performance level of the GT [which likely will be called GT R],” said Moers. “There will be more power and speed but this sports car won’t be like a Black Series or anything you might expect.”

Active aerodynamics, according to Moers, will be the biggest improvement on the car compared to standard versions, which will deliver “markedly improved performance.”

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Electrification is also in AMG’s future and the new version of the GT may end up having some type of electrically boosted performance. “In 2014 we built a few SLS Electric Drive sports cars that had four motors and a combined 740 horsepower,” said Moers. “That car still holds the EV record on the Nordschliefe. Throwing that knowledge away would be stupid, so it will definitely be used in the future.”

[Source: Car and Driver]

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Stephen Elmer
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Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="">Google+</A>

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