While it is easy to see why they would have chosen the “R” to go after the Mercedes-AMG GT supercar’s name since it is so linkable to the term “Racing”, but that doesn’t make the decision from Benz a good one. Considering that Nissan’s supercar, the GT-R, is so well known and coveted among car buffs, it’s a headscratcher that Mercedes-Benz would make their new supercar be called the GT R, right?
Still, the vehicle is going to be a straight-up beast if current assumptions hold up. It is likely to have between 550 and 600 HP from a V8 twin-turbo 4.0 liter engine. Pairing that with what is likely to be some insane torque behind the wheels, the GT R is looking to have a 0 to 60 near 3.5 seconds (we’ll see, so don’t hold me to that too harshly). Additionally, rumors tell that parts of this car are going to be made of carbon fiber to minimize the weight and make it much more responsive than its predecessors, particularly the GT S.
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