Renowned Mercedes-Benz aftermarket tuners AMG did such a good job on the firm’s models, that they were absorbed by Mercedes-Benz in 2005, and now have the honor of their models being known as Mercedes-AMG vehicles. That’s indeed a great achievement, and if you want to know why, this 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R Coupe is a great way to learn. Produced from 2014 onwards, the AMG GT series is a fine grand tourer that can be had as a fastback coupe, or a roadster. The R variant is the higher performance variant of this already high performance car, and this example comes to you with just 3,469 miles since new.
Wearing a Green Hell Magno paint job, this 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R Coupe simply looks menacing, and out for a fight with anything that so much as looks at it the wrong way. AMG matte carbon fiber trim and staggered AMG twin five spoke forged wheels in black only add to its fearsome looks. These wheels are 19-inch at the front and 20-inch at the rear, all wrapped in extreme performance sport tires. Yellow AMG brake calipers peek out from behind the spokes. Climb aboard the cabin, stepping over the AMG illuminated door sill panel and this two-seat accommodation is actually very comfortable, and luxurious as one would expect in a Mercedes-Benz. A multifunction steering wheel with paddle shifters, dual-zone climate control, Burmester high end surround sound system, convenience package, lane tracking package and Distronic Plus are some of the tech toys you can enjoy in this black nappa leather with yellow stitching themed interior, while held firmly in your seats by yellow seat belts, that’s also got the exclusive interior package. The cross bar is also done in matte carbon fiber.
Gone are the six-plus liter V12 engines of the Mercedes-Benz AMG era that preceded this 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R Coupe. In their place is the automaker’s much-lauded M178 4.0L twin-turbocharged V8 engine that’s rated for 577hp and 516lb-ft in this R variant. Sending drive to the rear wheels via a 7-speed AMG Speedshift dual clutch transmission, it’s all good for zero to sixty in just 3.6 seconds, and head all the way up to 198mph. Massive ventilated and drilled disc brakes are on hand for steady stops when it’s time to snap back to reality.
2018 Model Year Mercedes-AMG AMG GT R Coupe Green Hell Magno exterior Black Nappa Leather with Yellow stitching interior AMG Carbon Fiber Trim - Matte 19"/20" AMG Twin 5 spoke forged wheels in Black Extreme performance sport tires AMG illuminated door sill panel Yellow seat belts Distronic Plus Cross bar in carbon fiber - matte Exclusive interior trim Burmester High end surround sound system Convenience package Exclusive interior package Lane tracking package