Introduced at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed as the most high-performance version of the model yet, the Mercedes-AMG GT R features manually adjustable coilover suspension, active underbody aerodynamics, variable traction control, and a 577 HP twin-turbo V8 engine. This 2020 example sports a rare Designo White Metallic finish, the optional AMG Ceramic Composite Braking System, and is now being offered for auction by its seller out of California showing under 400 miles on the odometer.
Inspired by the AMG GT3 race car, the AMG GT R features an adjustable rear wing, front air intakes, carbon fiber front fenders, a central exhaust outlet, and an aggressive rear diffuser. It incorporates active underbody fairing as well as an electronically controlled front splitter and front grille shutters. This example is finished in Designo Diamond White Metallic with gold-colored brake calipers and silver 19”/20” AMG forged wheels. The seller notes clear paint protection film is factory applied over the rockers, detailed images are provided in the gallery along with a clean CARFAX report.
The cabin is trimmed in Exclusive Black Nappa and Dinamica leather with optional carbon fiber accents, silver seatbelts, contrasting stitching, and AMG Performance Seats. Optional equipment includes the Burmester Surround Sound System, Active Distance Assist Distronic, AMG illuminated sill panels, and Lane Tracking Package, and the Convenience Package.
The AMG GT R is powered by a hand-built twin-turbocharged 4.0L M178 V8 developing up to 577 HP and 516 lb.-ft of torque. It can reach 60 MPH from a standstill in just 3.5 seconds with a claimed top speed of 198 MPH. The rear wheels are driven through a 7-speed AMG Speedshift dual-clutch transmission, a lightweight carbon-composite driveshaft, and an electronically controlled limited-slip differential. The GT R is equipped as standard with rear-wheel steering and manually adjustable coilover springs in conjunction with the AMG Ride Control system. The optional AMG Carbon Ceramic Braking System provides superior stopping power while also saving 33 lbs. over standard steel rotors. The yellow AMG Drive Select knob mounted in the dashboard allows the driver to select between nine variable traction control modes.
This sale will include the owner’s manuals, two keys, a car cover, a lithium battery tender, and a clean title.