Mercedes-Benz teases AMG GT-R before June 24 Launch

Mercedes-Benz have teased their upcoming high-performance sports car through a video clip. Named the AMG GT-R, this new sports car is being touted as the fastest and most powerful Mercedes ever produced. The new Mercedes AMG GT-R will make its world premiere at the Goodwood festival of speed on June 24.

Though technical specifications haven't been revealed yet, the GT-R is expected to come with a 4.0-litre bi-turbo petrol V8 engine mated to a 7-speed AMG dual-clutch automatic gearbox. Though this is the same transmission unit that comes with the AMG GT S, Mercedes engineers have reportedly tuned the gearbox to handle the additional power and torque. The engine will be able to churn out around 570 BHP. Suspension, brakes, and steering components too have been tweaked a bit to handle the surge in power output of the GT-R.

Mercedes claims that this power will help the GT-R to be a second quicker to the ton, as compared to the AMG GT S which develops 503 BHP and can do the 0-100 kmph sprint in 3.8 seconds.

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