Hot Mercedes-AMG GT R Spied Looking Frosty

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The even hotter Mercedes-AMG GT R has shed some of its camouflage for spy photographers.

Caught on camera testing in the cold, we now get a really good look at the Mercedes-AMG GT R’s aggressive styling with larger air intakes in the front bumper, a noticeable rear spoiler, more aggressive rear diffuser, air vents in the rear bumper and a dual-exit, center-mounted exhaust system. The Mercedes-AMG GT R is expected to slot between the GT S and upcoming Black Series model, although its name could change if Nissan has some issues with it.

SEE ALSO: Hotter Mercedes AMG GT R is Coming This Summer

Currently, the Mercedes-AMG GT S packs 503 horsepower, so expect the higher-rated R model to bring even more heat with 550 to 560 hp from the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine. It will also likely shed some weight so that it can do the zero-to-62-mph sprint in just over 3 seconds.

Recently, Mercedes-AMG CEO Tobias Moers confirmed that the hotter AMG GT model will arrive this summer, so it’s only a matter of time before we get more details.

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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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  • Frank Yoster Frank Yoster on Feb 18, 2016

    I hope nissan sues benz for that name...why can merc just bring back the black series!...i means whats wrong with "Mercedes AMG GT Black Series!?" Has a nice ring to it!