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Record-Breaking Supercar on Steroids
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Record-Breaking Supercar on Steroids

Having smashed a record for the fastest lap ever, the soon-to-arrive Mercedes-AMG GT R already has motoring fans salivating.

Bristling with motorsport technology, the Mercedes-AMG GT R promises hot, hot speed. 

It recently set a lap time through the legendary "Green Hell" that was faster than any other road-going sports car ever tested by German motoring magazine sport auto.

In just 7:10:09 minutes, this supercar flaunted its racing DNA on the merciless Nürburgring Nordschleife track in Germany. Roaring through the Eifel forest, it tamed the tricky corners, treacherous crests, steep inclines and gradients with a growl.

And that's not the only reason why car fundis can't wait for the AMG GT R to grace our roads:

1. The colour: AMG Green Hell Magno lends extra menace to its aggressive stance.
2. The areodynamics: At speeds of 80 km/h in RACE mode, the underbody automatically shifts downwards by about 40 mm, altering the airflow. This "sucks" the car onto the road and reduces front-axle lift by about 40 kg at 250 km/h.
3. The downforce: A double diffusor beneath the rear apron enhances the handling stability of the rear axle and reduces the temperature of the hotspots at the rear.
4. The steering response: Active rear-wheel steering features two electro-mechanical actuators that permit a toe-angle change on the rear wheels of up to 1.5 degrees.



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