MERCEDES-AMG GT R: OUTSTANDING NORDSCHLEIFE LAP TIME FOR THE ?BEAST OF THE GREEN HELL?

Around the Nürburgring in 7:10.9 minutes

Stuttgart/Nürburg. Just ahead of the winter break due to weather, the new Mercedes-AMG GT R* has set the fastest-ever lap time on the Nürburgring Nordschleife in a test drive conducted by “sport auto”. In a time of 7:10.9 minutes, the new spearhead of the AMG model range was faster through the “Green Hell” than any other road-going rear-wheel drive sports car ever tested by the German motoring magazine.

Through the Green Hell in just 7:10.9 minutes – the Mercedes-AMG GT R was faster than any other road-going sports car ever tested. The 430 kW (585 hp) “Beast of the Green Hell” more than lived up to its nickname. A lap of the legendary Nordschleife, which ranks as the world’s toughest race track, is the ultimate test of a sports car.

And this exceptional race track, the Nürburgring, is precisely where the Mercedes-AMG GT R has spent a large proportion of its development time. Numerous innovations and modifications bear witness that the road-going sports car has racing DNA in its blood. The foundations for such exceptional driving dynamics come courtesy of the front mid-engine layout with transaxle, a 430 kW (585 hp) V8 biturbo engine, extensively modified suspension, sophisticated aerodynamics, active rear-axle steering, bespoke tyres and intelligent lightweight design.

For full details including prices and specification, visit www.Mercedes-Benz.co.uk.

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Jo Watkins
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About Mercedes-Benz in the UK
Mercedes-Benz UK is the sales and marketing organisation responsible for all Daimler products and services in Britain. 
As well as selling cars, vans, trucks, parts, and service, the company runs Mercedes-Benz World at Brooklands – a brand experience centre in Weybridge, Surrey.  Mercedes-Benz World has welcomed over three million visitors since it opened in 2006.
The Mercedes-Benz UK group of companies directly employs over 4000 people, and 11,000 colleagues at independent retailers. Over 500 Apprentices have passed their professional qualifications at the company’s in-house Training Academy. The UK is also home to Mercedes-Benz HighPerformancePowertrains and the Mercedes AMG PETRONAS Formula 1™ team, where 1000 dedicate their work to Grand Prix Engineering.

[1]Fuel consumption AMG GT R (combined): 24.8 mpg; CO2 emissions (combined): 259 g/km

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