This intimidating looking car is the most hardcore road-going Mercedes-AMG sport scar money can buy. The new GT R is not just more powerful than the GT S (which is on sale in India) but also gets more aero trickery, a redesigned rear axle, lightweight components and much more. Because it currently holds the record for the quickest lap around the Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit for a front-engined, rear wheel-drive car at 7:10.92. The Nürburgring Nordschleife is known as the Green Hell.
The Mercedes-AMG GT R sits an inch lower than the GT S, is wider at the rear, features a huge grille with vertical slats from the GT3 race car, and has a permanent wing at the back. The bumper now gets a larger gaping air dam with larger air intakes, and there are prominent side lips which aid in improved aerodynamics. At the rear, the exhaust now moves to the centre while new diffusers are placed on both sides of it. It does look sportier. Inside, the design hasn’t changed much. Most of the bright leather is replaced with dark Alcantara, the seats are now ‘Sport’ buckets, the seatbelts are coloured yellow (or in any other jarring contrast colour of your choice) and there is a prominent yellow knob just below the centre A/C vents which adjusts the traction control system by up to nine levels!