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Mercedes-AMG GT R is in the works, should arrive in 2016

August 31, 2016

The Mercedes-AMG GT’s most powerful model S is powered by a 4.0-litre biturbo V8 engine that produces 375 kW (503 hp) and 650 Nm of torque. Porsche certainly beats it with the more powerful 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo. Not only that, Porsche also has track-focused variants available in the 911 range.

In its defense, Mercedes-AMG is working on a more aggressive variant of the GT, as per a report from Motor Trend.

According to the report, the more potent offering will be called the Mercedes-AMG GT R. The name hints that it will be track-focused. The engine should be the same 4.0-litre biturbo V8 tuned for increased outputs. Other modifications will include bigger rear tyres, active aerodynamics and adjustable spool-valve shock absorbers. The Mercedes-AMG GT R should arrive towards the end of 2016.

The report also sheds some details about the next-gen Mercedes-AMG E 63, set to follow in a few months’ time after the 2017 Mercedes E-Class arrives. It will also be powered by the aforementioned 4.0-litre biturbo V8 engine, which will be mated to a 10-speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT transmission. Power will be distributed via an all-new all-wheel drive system. The torque split ratio will be fully variable this time.

[Source: Motor Trend]

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