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Author: Dan Clarkson

Published Date: 24/02/2017

As the most exciting model currently in the Mercedes range, the Mercedes AMG GT R has been nicknamed the 'Beast of the Green Hell' thanks to its domination of the fearsome Nürburgring.

The world-famous circuit in western Germany is known to be a battleground for the world’s greatest and fastest cars, and has a long history of being the best place to see how capable a car is.

On its trip with German magazine ‘Sport Auto’ to the Nordschleife, the AMG GT R posted an impressive 7 minutes, 10.9 seconds around the ‘Green Hell’, the fourth fastest time ever for a street legal production car, and the fastest for a sports car.

With 585bhp produced from the V8 biturbo engine, the AMG GT R blasted around the world’s toughest circuit in the impressive time with the assistance of modified suspension, sophisticated aerodynamics and its intelligent lightweight design, all features found on the road-going version that help to make it one of the most exciting cars currently on the market at any price.

The stunning looking GT R has a distinctive look when compared to the regular AMG GT, with the enhanced aerodynamic features, such as the bloated air intakes under the front grille, and the lower ride height helps to make this car look and feel more aggressive. This model is effectively a GT3 racer built for the road and you would be hard pushed to find a car that is pound-for-pound as good as this at the moment.

The AMG GT R is available from £143,245, and for more information on the model, contact your nearest Inchcape Mercedes-Benz Centre.

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