Car News 31 Mar 2016

Spotted: The new Mercedes-AMG GT-R

Mercedes-AMG boss, Tobias Moers, revealed that a new hardcore version of the AMG GT supercar (Pictured above) was being produced for release later this year. The new range-topping AMG GT-R has now been spotted testing at the Nürburgring.

The AMG GT-R is designed to be more track-focused with faster, “next-level performance” above that of the existing GT supercar, which delivers 510bhp from a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine. Around 600bhp, tweaked suspension, aerodynamic improvements and a 100kg weight saving can be expected from the new brawnier AMG model.

A video of the new GT-R testing in camouflage reveals a more aggressive body kit, including a lower front splitter, larger grille with added intakes, new rear diffuser with central exhaust and a large fixed rear wing. Four-wheel steering and active dynamics are likely to feature in the AMG GT-R.

The AMG GT-R will debut at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed in June and is expected to go on sale in early 2017.