Mercedes-AMG GT R Set to Debut in June

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The Mercedes-AMG GT R will debut next month at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Although the luxury sports car’s unveiling was likely supposed to be kept a secret, it appears Michelin accidentally revealed it with a press release that has since been revised. But this is the Internet, and once something makes an appearance it never disappears.

In the original release that Michelin sent out, the company talked about the Michelin Supercar Paddock which will be back for the fifth year at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed. The company confirmed one of the vehicles making an appearance in the Supercar Paddock is the Mercedes-AMG GT R, equipped with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires and 570 horsepower.

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Spy photographers have caught the Mercedes-AMG GT R testing and it is expected to be powered by a tuned variant of the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine found in the GT and GT S. With 570 hp, the GT R packs 67 more horsepower than the already-impressive GT S model.

The 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed runs from June 23 through June 26 but expect Mercedes to announce details on the GT R prior to the event. The car is expected to go on sale in the U.S. next summer.

[Source: Conceptcarz]

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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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