Mercedes-Benz has launched two new flagship AMG models in the Indian market – the AMG GT Roadster is priced at Rs. 2.19 crore, while the track-focused AMG GT-R costs Rs. 2.23 crore (ex-showroom, India). Both models will be, unsurprisingly, brought to the country via the CBU route.
Starting with the AMG GT Roadster, this variant is basically a convertible version of the AMG GT. While styling is similar to the coupe, it does get the new AMG Panamericana grille, fabric folding roof and a slightly tweaked front bumper. Whereas the AMG GT-R is a more track-focused of the two, comes with a slightly different body kit, a fixed rear spoiler, side skirts, rear diffuser and 10-twin-spoke forged wheels.
Step-inside, though both cars have a identical interior design layout, the AMG GT-R gets the carbon fibre trim and Alcantara, while the Roadster gets the more luxurious touches. Mercedes-Benz ‘designo’ offers a host of individualization options to choose from on both models including exclusive paint finishes, high quality interior appointments and a variety of trims and features ‘designo’ appointments offer unmatched customization options that patrons can create for their Mercedes-Benz.
Though both cars use AMG’s 3,982cc, twin-turbocharged V8 engine mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. The king of the Mercedes-AMG GT range, the AMG GT-R spits-out 577 BHP @ 6,250 rpm and 700 Nm @ 1,900 – 5,500 rpm with a sprint of 0-100 KMPH in 3.6 sec and top-speed is 318 KMPH. Never before has Mercedes-AMG packed so much motorsport technology into a production vehicle than into GT-R, the company claims.
On the other hand, the Roadster makes 469 BHP @ 6,000 rpm and 630 Nm @ 1,700 – 5,000 rpm. It can accelerate from 0-100 KMPH in 4.0 sec while can attain a top speed of 302 KMPH. Both cars come with ceramic brakes, AMG sports suspension and carbon exterior package. The GT-R gets an electronic limited-slip differential and rear-axle steering. It also comes equipped with a performance exhaust system with titanium silencers and light weight manually adjustable bucket seats.
Why the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT-R is called the Green Hell beast? The reason is because there’s an insane racetrack in Germany called the Nurburgring, which is recognised as impractical and dangerous, but has too much greenery around it, so that track is nicknamed ‘Green Hell’!!! This AMG GT-R has managed to dominate that racetrack and has the record for the fastest RWD car to go around the ‘Green Hell’, so the Mercedes-Benz is using the hash tag #BeastOfGreenHell.
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