How the Mercedes-AMG GT R Stacks Up on the Nurburgring

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The Mercedes-AMG GT R is fast around the Nurburgring, but just how fast?

The German automaker has announced the new Mercedes-AMG GT R set a lap time of 7:10.9 on the Nurburgring in a test drive independently conducted by the magazine sport auto. The time is impressive and is the fastest road-going sports car ever tested by the magazine, but how does the GT R compare to the rest of the competition?

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According to the website Nurburgring Lap Times, the Mercedes-AMG GT-R comes in seventh overall. So here’s a list of cars that it’s slower than and faster than on the Nurburgring.

It’s Faster Than the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

The Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 recorded a lap time of 7:19.63, making it the fastest Corvette ever on the Nurburgring. But something tells us that the new Corvette the American automaker is working on might have something to say about that.

It’s Slower Than the Nissan GT-R NISMO

The fastest documented time from the Nissan GT-R NISMO is 7:08.68, making it over two seconds faster than the AMG GT-R. Nissan just gave the model its biggest refresh ever and it will be interesting to see if a new time surfaces.

It’s Faster Than the Nissan GT-R

The standard Nissan GT-R notched a time of 7:19.10, but like the NISMO model, it just received plenty of updates that could change its time. Whether it’s enough to catch up to the AMG GT R is another question.

It’s Slower Than the NextEV Nio EP9

Yes, the NextEV Nio EP9 isn’t technically a real vehicle yet, since it hasn’t entered production and it’s not in the hands of any consumers. But the company announced its electric vehicle had a time of 7:05.12 on the famous Nurburgring, making it faster than Mercedes-AMG’s latest sports car.

It’s Faster Than the Porsche 911 GT2 RS

The Porsche 911 GT2 RS has a recorded time of 7:18.00, which was plenty fast when the vehicle debuted in 2010. Now, rumor has it the German automaker is working on a new GT2 RS and early sightings of it testing on the Nurburgring suggests it’s crazy fast.

It’s Slower Than the Lamborghini Aventador SV

The hardcore Lamborghini Aventador SV is the fastest Lamborghini model to ever lap the Nurburgring with a time of 6:59.73, making it quite a bit faster than the AMG GT R.

It’s Faster Than the Lexus LFA Nurburgring

The Lexus LFA Nurburgring Edition is one of the most expensive Japanese cars ever produced and its Nurburgring lap time of 7:14.64 demands a lot of respect. But it’s still not faster than the Mercedes-AMG GT R.

It’s Slower Than the Porsche 918 Spyder

The Porsche 918 Spyder is still the fastest road-going production car to ever lap the Nurburgring, with a time of 6:57.00. For now, it sits on top of the throne.

It’s Faster Than the Dodge Viper SRT-10 ACR

There was a time when the Dodge Viper SRT-10 ACR was the fastest production car around the Nurburgring, but its time of 7:12.13 has lost a bit of luster over the years.

It’s Slower Than the Radical SR8s

The Radical SR8 and SR8LM aren’t exactly production street cars, but they are the fastest vehicles to ever lap the Nurburgring. The standard Radical SR8 clocked in a 6:56.08, while the insane Radical SR8LM holds the record at 6:48.00.

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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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