The 'Beast of the Green Hell' Finally Reveals Its Nurburgring Time

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

It’s not an official time set by Mercedes-AMG, but by independent magazine sport auto.

Ever since the Mercedes-AMG GT R made its debut, the German automaker has been calling it the “Beast of the Green Hell,” saying that it was developed on the world famous Nurburgring. Strangely enough, the automaker itself never revealed a lap time but now sport auto has conducted its own. The publication stopped the clock at 7:10.9, making the AMG GT R the fastest road-going sports car ever tested by the motoring magazine.

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But how does it stack up against the competition? Well, the GT R certainly holds its own, but it’s not the fastest road-going car to ever lap the Nurburgring. In fact, its bested by the Nissan GT-R NISMO, Lamborghini Aventador SV and Porsche 918 Spyder to name a few.

Still, with a time of 7:10.9, the German automaker’s sports car is is faster than many other sports cars around the track including the Lexus LFA Nurburgring, Dodge Viper SRT-10 ACR and Ferrari 488 GTB.

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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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