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Mercedes-AMG GT R Black Series Wants To Be The New Lord Of The ‘Ring 16
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in AMG, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes AMG GT, Mercedes Black Series, Mercedes Scoops, Mercedes Videos, Scoops, video on 11 16th, 2017


Mercedes-AMG is getting ready to take on the impressive Porsche 911 GT2 RS for the title of the fastest production car to lap the Nurburgring with a range-topping version of the GT coupe: the GT R Black Series.

The GT R Black Series was confirmed by AMG’s head honcho, Tobias Moers, who said that it will arrive on the market close to the end of the GT’s life-cycle. Reports speak of the Black Series using an improved version of the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, which should produce in excess of 600hp.

Prototypes of the supercar have been spied testing on the Nordschleife for a few good months now, trying to hide their visual updates over the regular GT R, with the same applying to the car seen here.

The following video gives us the chance to can hear it growl on the famous German track, and it appears to be even more sonorous than the already great-sounding GT R.

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Renntech’s Mercedes-AMG GT R Is Unleashed With 761HP 13
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in AMG, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes AMG GT, Renntech, tuning on 11 13th, 2017


Known usually as ‘The Beast of the Green Hell‘ thanks to Mercedes-AMG’s clever marketing campaign, this GT R has been turned into the ‘Orange Beast’ by tuning company Renntech.

And we’re not even talking about finishing it in orange and calling it a day, but also fitting it with BOV adapters, high-flow air filters, an ECU upgrade, and Stage II upgraded turbochargers.

When you add everything up, this Mercedes-AMG GT R is now good for 761hp (772PS) and 632lb-ft (857Nm) of torque, compared to the stock model that makes 577hp (585PS) and 516lb-ft (700Nm) of torque.

The tuner claims that the 0 to 60mph (96km/h) sprint takes just 3.0 seconds, an 0.5sec improvement, and the quarter mile is done in 10.7sec, at 136mph (219km/h), on a regular road surface, with the car sitting on the OEM Michelin Cup Sport 2 tires.

Renntech haven’t released any pricing details in the short text that accompanies the images, but owners of the Mercedes-AMG GT R, which can be had from an MSRP of $157,000 in the US, should find out how much they will have to spend on this aftermarket upgrade by contacting the tuner.

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Wheelsandmore Tunes Up Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster To 670HP 10
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in AMG, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes AMG GT, tuning, Wheelsandmore on 11 10th, 2017


It may be shot in white and black, reminiscent of times long gone, but there’s nothing classic about this Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster.

In fact, it’s very modern, and it has as much power as the Ferrari 488 Spider, which sits in a different league, after graduating from the Wheelsandmore academy.

In its most potent form, the German sports car turned super pushes an amazing 670hp and 821Nm (606lb-ft) of torque, which represents and additional 123hp and 140Nm (103lb-ft) of torque over the stock model. If this feels like too much, then you could always choose Stage 1 and 2, which get 590hp and 626hp in total, respectively.

The name of the company is Wheelsandmore, so they have also covered the ‘wheels’ part with a set of ultraconcave design F.I.W.E. rims, measuring 9×21- and 12.5×21-inch front and rear, shod in 245/30 and 325/25 Michelin Pilot Supersport tires.

Making this Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster appear even more dramatic are the satin black finish, and height-adjustable springs, which can be replaced with a coilover suspension made by KW for enhanced track performance.

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Wheelsandmore Tunes Up Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster To 670HP 10
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in AMG, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes AMG GT, tuning, Wheelsandmore on 11 10th, 2017


It may be shot in white and black, reminiscent of times long gone, but there’s nothing classic about this Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster.

In fact, it’s very modern, and it has as much power as the Ferrari 488 Spider, which sits in a different league, after graduating from the Wheelsandmore academy.

In its most potent form, the German sports car turned super pushes an amazing 670hp and 821Nm (606lb-ft) of torque, which represents and additional 123hp and 140Nm (103lb-ft) of torque over the stock model. If this feels like too much, then you could always choose Stage 1 and 2, which get 590hp and 626hp in total, respectively.

The name of the company is Wheelsandmore, so they have also covered the ‘wheels’ part with a set of ultraconcave design F.I.W.E. rims, measuring 9×21- and 12.5×21-inch front and rear, shod in 245/30 and 325/25 Michelin Pilot Supersport tires.

Making this Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster appear even more dramatic are the satin black finish, and height-adjustable springs, which can be replaced with a coilover suspension made by KW for enhanced track performance.

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Mercedes-AMG GT R-Inspired Bike Costs More Than A Dacia Sandero 10
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in AMG, Bicycles, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes AMG GT, Reports on 11 10th, 2017


Mercedes-AMG are celebrating their 50th anniversary with a new Rotwild R.S2 Limited Edition racing bike that pays homage to the track-focused GT R flagship.

Said to combine “the best of the racing world on four and two wheels”, including “driving dynamics, lightweight construction, design, and comfort”, it’s limited to just 50 examples, with each of them is priced at €7,109 ($8,259).

The price itself has a lot of significance, as it’s reminiscent of the lap time set by the Mercedes-AMG GT R on the Nurburgring – 7 minutes and 10.9 seconds.

However, that’s not the only key aspect here, because the bike has a hand-built frame that features many carbon fiber bits and pieces, aimed at keeping its weight down. Moreover, its specially shaped seat provides the rider with enhanced comfort on long rides, the 29-inch carbon wheels “enable strong acceleration and improved braking deceleration”, and the disk brakes, shifter, crankset, chain, speed cassette, and others, were developed by Shimano.

So, what would it be? The carbon/hell green-finished racing bike, or a new Dacia Sandero, which starts at just under €7,000 ($8,133) in Germany?

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Nico Rosberg Drives The Mercedes-AMG GT R For The First Time 6
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in AMG, celebrities, F1, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes AMG GT, Mercedes Videos, video on 11 6th, 2017


You’d think that as reigning Formula 1 world champion, former Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg could and has driven any type of AMG vehicle imaginable.

As it turns out, that’s not exactly the case. Also, Rosberg usually to drive a Mercedes-Benz GLC as his daily, while also enjoying the company of a Renault Twizy at his Monaco home.

Now, for his first time behind the wheel of the AMG GT R, Rosberg chose to visit Mercedes World in England and meet up with YouTuber Shmee150, who also collected his very own AMG GT R, as Rosberg assisted him with the unveiling.

By the way, the ex-Formula 1 star is quite a popular YouTuber himself, and his channel has been around for about six years now. Still, the viewership on his videos has gone up considerably in the past few months, as he’s started to deliver stronger content.

At the end of the drive, Rosberg walked away very impressed with the GT R, which he described as typical AMG, at its best. Shmee also had a great time in the passenger seat, which was to be expected.

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Mercedes-AMG Continues To Test Mystery GT R Mule On The ‘Ring 4
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes AMG GT, Mercedes Scoops, Mercedes Videos, Nurburgring, Scoops, video on 11 4th, 2017


Mercedes-AMG continues to test a mysterious GT R at the Nurburgring, widely believed to be an early Black Series prototype.

This AMG GT R, with the license plate ‘S GT 585’ has been filmed at the German circuit numerous times in the last couple of months and looks like any other GT R, except for a small strip of camouflage on the rear decklid.

If this prototype is indeed the upcoming AMG GT R Black Series it will have a lot to live up to and face stiff competition at the Nurburgring.

The ‘regular’ model has already lapped the circuit in a blistering 7 min 10.92 seconds and the brand will probably be chasing after a time closer to 7-minutes flat for the Black Series. To achieve this gain in performance, power from the 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 can be expected to rise to over 600 hp.

Additionally, the finished GT R Black Series will inevitably receive some aerodynamic tweaks not featured on this prototype, all designed at increasing downforce and taking the sports car to an all-new level.

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Road & Track Names The McLaren 720S The 2018 Performance Car of The Year 2
Nov
Posted by Michael Gauthier in alfa-romeo, audi, Bentley, Bentley Continental, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Camaro, honda, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Huracan, LEXUS, Lexus LC, mclaren, McLaren 720S, mercedes, Mercedes AMG GT, porsche, Porsche-911 on 11 2nd, 2017


Road & Track has named the McLaren 720S the 2018 Performance Car of The Year.

Designed to recognize cars that push the “limits of performance and pleasure,” the award was given to the McLaren which beat out nine other contenders in this year’s test which took place over the course of four days.

The ten contenders for the fifth-annual Performance Car of the Year award were broken into four categories and the McLaren 720S was pitted against the Lamborghini Huracán Performante in the prestigious supercar group. Despite calling the Huracán Performante the “unchallenged star of the show,” R&T’s editors gave the award to the 720S as “nothing short of a Kawasaki ZX-10RR has a prayer of keeping up with the McLaren.” They also praised the car’s natural feel and unintimidating driving experience.

The Grand Tourers category saw the Bentley Continental Supersports and Lexus LC 500 face off for top honors. The editors noted this was a difficult choice but decided the Lexus was the winner as it is a “stylish cruiser that can still clip an apex and be steered with the throttle.”

The Track Stars category is particularly interesting as it saw the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE compete with higher-end vehicles such as the Mercedes-AMG GT R and Porsche 911 GT3. The prestige of the latter two models wasn’t enough to overcome the Camaro’s impressive performance and modest price tag.

Lastly, there are the Wild Cards which include the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, Audi TT RS, and Honda Civic Type R. The first two vehicles have a serious horsepower advantage but the editors were impressed by the Civic’s ability to be “calm and comfortable when you’re cruising” and a “firecracker when you lean into it.”

You can read more about the cars and the results over at Road & Track.

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Mercedes SLS AMG Electric Drive Makes A Surprising Return, Is An AMG GT EV In The Works? 2
Nov
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Electric Vehicles, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes AMG GT, Mercedes Scoops, Mercedes SLS AMG, Scoops on 11 2nd, 2017


The Mercedes SLS AMG Electric Drive was introduced five years ago at the 2012 Paris Motor Show so it's surprising to learn that the model was recently spotted undergoing testing on and around the Nürburgring.
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Is The Mercedes-AMG GT R Capable Enough To Scare Porsche’s Best? 27
Oct
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in AMG, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes AMG GT, Mercedes Videos, UK, video on 10 27th, 2017


In order to challenge a beast like the Porsche 911 GT3 RS these days, you either have to be really stupid or really confident in your powers.

Mercedes-AMG has been playing hide and seek with Porsche for quite some time now but this is finally the time to see what they can really do with the very impressive AMG GT R.
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Mercedes-AMG GT Tries Its Best To Look Special On 6Sixty Wheels 27
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in AMG, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes AMG GT, Wheels on 10 27th, 2017


Unless you're a fan of weird tuning jobs, then new wheels could turn out to be a smart choice for giving your car a special stance, even if it's one from the Mercedes-AMG GT range.
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RXR One Super GT Is An IMSA-Tuned Mercedes-AMG GT S With 860hp 20
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in AMG, IMSA, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes AMG GT, tuning on 10 20th, 2017


This Mercedes-AMG GT S has moved deeper into the supercar territory, thanks to IMSA and their latest bundle of upgrades.
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Gran Turismo Sport Features 9 Mercedes-AMG Models 19
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in AMG, Games, Gran Turismo, mercedes, Mercedes A45 AMG, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes AMG GT, Mercedes SLS AMG, Mercedes Videos, Playstation, video on 10 19th, 2017


Mercedes-AMG is the latest in a string of automakers to have announced its presence in the new Gran Turismo Sport video game.
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G-Power’s Mercedes-AMG GT S Would Gladly Wear The ‘R’ Badge 6
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in AMG, G-Power, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes AMG GT, tuning on 10 6th, 2017


The Mercedes-AMG GT S has received a healthy power boost from G-Power, which lifted the stock output to 610PS (601hp) and 755Nm (557lb-ft) of torque.
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Even Track Weapons Love Themselves Some Shiny New Wheels 29
Sep
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in AMG, Forgiato, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes AMG GT, Wheels on 09 29th, 2017


As it turns out, the Nurburgring-bred Mercedes-AMG GT R doesn't necessarily need its grippy Michelin Cup 2 rubber wrapped around those stock 10-spoke 20" wheels.
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