Mercedes-AMG GT R is dead for 2021, report says – Roadshow

December 24, 2020 Off By admin

Goodnight, candy prince.

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It’s laborious to not love the Mercedes-AMG GT and all its many variants. It’s bought a stellar V8 that gives foolish quantities of energy and among the finest soundtracks in motoring, and it is a good-looking automotive besides. Unfortunately, the AMG GT household tree is about to get a bit thinner.

According to a report printed Wednesday by MotorAuthority, Mercedes plans to kill off the previously high-of-the-meals-chain GT R mannequin, at the very least right here within the US. The “Beast from the Green Hell” and its zany matte metallic inexperienced paint are going the way in which of the dodo fowl, and whereas that is a bummer, it isn’t all unhealthy information.

See, the highest of the AMG GT ladder is getting changed by the AMG GT Black Series, which appears even crazier and must be much more of a efficiency powerhouse than the GT R was. Part of that comes from a brand new flat-airplane crankshaft, which, because of the lighter weight, helps the horsepower climb to a bananas 720 and make the 4.0-liter Biturbo rev extra rapidly.

The commerce-off for all that efficiency is substantial, although. The AMG GT R wasn’t low-cost by any means — it retailed for round $160,000 — however the Black Series will price double that. That’s Lamborghini, Ferrari or McLaren cash. The saving grace of all this is that the bottom mannequin AMG GT will get extra energy and torque, lastly nosing over the 500-horsepower mark with a complete of 523 hp and 494 pound-toes of torque.

Mercedes-AMG did not instantly reply to Roadshow’s request for remark.

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