Mercedes AMG is celebrating its 50th anniversary and keeping that in mind, the company has had a slew of AMG launches in the Indian market already this year. The company has just added two more products to that line up, the AMG GT-R and the AMG GT Roadster.
AMG GT-R: Rs. 2.23 crores, ex-showroom India
AMG GT Roadster: Rs. 2.19 crores, ex-showroom India
The AMG GT-R screams performance and style all over. The vehicle has been developed at the Nurburgring and is hence known as the ‘Beast of the Ring’. We earlier brought you pictures of the launch car which had landed in the country a month back. The car has been finished in their special ‘Green Hell Magno’ paint shade.
Power comes from a 4.0 liter twin turbo V8 that produces 577 Bhp and 700 Nm. The vehicle will do 0-100 in 3.6 seconds and has a top speed of 318 kmph. The main changes between the GT-S and the GT-R are the aerodynamic changes which make the GT-R a lot faster. Also, the GT-R features a titanium exhaust that cuts weight by 6 kilograms. Optional ceramic brakes further cut 17 kilograms. The car gets 4 wheel drive steering as standard.
The AMG GT-R also set the fastest lap record around the BIC (Buddh International Circuit) by managing a time of 2 minutes 9 seconds and 853 milliseconds. Mercedes has been doing such record events at the BIC for a while now, something that no other manufacturer has taken on.
The GT Roadster on the other hand is the drop top version of the AMG GT range. While the global market gets two options the GT-C and the normal GT, we will only be getting the latter. Power comes from the same 4.0 liter twin turbo V8, however the output is detuned to 469 Bhp and 630 Nm. The hard top retracts into the boot of the car in just 11 seconds, and can be operated on the move up to speeds of 50 Kph. Both cars offer a wide range of customization options.