The Mercedes-AMG GT R has been named a 2018 Automobile All- Star by AUTOMOBILE. The prestigious award was presented at the 2018 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, March 10, 2018.
After days of testing on both road and racetrack, the AUTOMOBILE editorial staff chose the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R as an AUTOMOBILE All-Stars winner. The AMG GT R rose to the top of a massive list of all new or heavily revised vehicles to claim the prestigious award. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class was previously named an AUTOMOBILE All-Star in 2015.
“The AMG GT R brings driving performance to another level,” stated Bernie Glaser, General Manager of Product Management, Mercedes-Benz USA. “Our customers are thrilled with this most recent offering in the AMG GT family and we’re excited that the AUTOMOBILE editorial team shares that enthusiasm.”
Featuring pioneering technology, the AMG GT R was designed with racetrack use firmly in mind. Intelligent lightweight construction, a handcrafted, 577 horsepower AMG 4.0L V8 biturbo engine and specifically adapted seven-speed dual-clutch transmission provide breathtaking straightline performance. Innovative aerodynamics with active components, a new, adjustable coilover suspension, active rear-wheel steering, a 9-way adjustable AMG TRACTION CONTROL system and an electronic limited-slip differential all contribute to the GT R’s stunning track performance, including a 7:10.9 lap at the Nürburgring Nordschleife.
From the AMG GT R, intense track performance does not come at the expense of street comfort. Selectable shock damping allows the GT R to stay comfortable during daily driving, while KEYLESS-GO, COMAND navagion, power/heated/memory seats and numerous safety systems make the AMG GT R both practical and safe.
“I’m absolutely blown away not only by how well this car handles and strikes the racetrack but also by how simple it is to drive quickly and aggressively,” said Mac Morrison, Executive Editor of AUTOMOBILE. “This is one of my favourite cars in years.”
About Mercedes-Benz USA
Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), headquartered in Atlanta, is in charge of the distribution, marketing and customer service for all Mercedes-Benz goods in america. MBUSA provides drivers the most diverse lineup in the luxury segment with 15 model lines which range from the sporty CLA-Class four-door coupe into the flagship S-Class and the Mercedes-AMG GT R.