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Mercedes-AMG GT R and GT Roadster to Launch On August 21 in India

With a maximum speed of 317 km/h, the Mercedes-AMG GT R can sprint 0-100 km/h in just 3.6 seconds.

Ayushmann Chawla | News18.comAyushmannChawla

Updated:August 4, 2017, 10:40 AM IST
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Mercedes-AMG GT R and GT Roadster to Launch On August 21 in India
Mercedes-AMG GT R. (Image: Mercedes-AMG)
Celebrating 50 years of AMG, Mercedes-Benz India is all set to launch two new AMG sports cars from Affalterbach, the Mercedes-AMG GT R is also known as the “Beast of the Green Hell” due to its green colour and the Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster on August 21. Taking style cues from the GT 3, the AMG GT R is one step ahead of the GT S which is currently sold in India. The new AMG GT R is uniquely identified by its green colour and Panamericana grille at the front. The car features 19/20-inch AMG performance 5-twin-spoke forged wheels with a matte black finish that provide a sporty look.

Powered by Affalterbach tuned, 4.0-litre, twin-turbo V8 engine, the car punches out 585 hp and 700 Nm of peak torque (75 hp and 50 Nm more than the GT S in India). The engine is mated to a seven-speed dual clutch automatic gearbox found in other GT model cars. With a maximum speed of 317 km/h, the GT R can sprint 0-100 km/h in just 3.6 seconds.

Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster. (Image: Mercedes-AMG) Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster. (Image: Mercedes-AMG)

On the other hand, the AMG GT Roadster is powered by the same 4.0-litre, twin-turbo V8 engine, but churns out 469 hp and 630 Nm of peak torque. The GT Roadster also misses the rear wheel steering as offered on the GT R.

The GT R is currently holding the title of the fastest rear-wheel-drive car around Nurburgring. Both the car in India are expected to be priced over Rs 2 crore.

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