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2016 AMG GT R Performance Matches Its Looks

Andrew Frankel from AutoCar thinks the 2016 AMG GT R is worth every extra penny you pay over an AMG GT S because its aggressive looks is backed by eye-popping performance.

For 143,245, the AMG GT R will come with a bevy of features including carbonfibre front wings, rear spoiler, torque tube and roof along with extra underbody bracing for a lighter and stiffer body. On top of that, Mercedes-Benz has added wider tires, coilover suspension units, unique spring, damper, anti-roll bar settings, active rear-wheel steering, and programmable nine-stage traction control. For a bit more braking power, there are optional aluminium wheels and carbon-ceramic brakes.

Not too much has been changed under the bonnet, but new turbochargers combined with revised compression ratio and fresh mapping pushes the 4.0-litre V8’s power output to 577bhp. Even the seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox is updated to reduce the final drive ratio and give drivers a longer first gear and a shortened seventh. Other performance enhancements are more visible including a deployable front lip spoiler, double rear diffuser and an adjustable rear wing.

As for how it drives, the AMG GT R is very fast with quick engine response. To fully enjoy it, one should put the transmission into manual and enjoy the engine’s “barrel-chested growl”. This aggressive car is track orientated as the suspension was firm even in comfort mode and its chassis reduces understeer on turn-in and oversteer at the exit with great accuracy.

So, would you buy one? Why or why not?

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Of course. It sounds as aggressive as it looks with a darn beautiful interior with tons of buttons. It carries a justified price for what it is. Amazing performance, especially after the whole Nurburgring thing so it's proven to be among the greatest.
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From the article comments, people seems to be polarized when it comes to the AMG GT R. You either like it or you don't because of its extreme proportions. I wasn't a fan of the overly long bonnet, but it grows on you especially with what's hiding under it.
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The one great thing about this is given it's a beast on the track and it sounds crazy obnoxious when you push on the pedal... on ideal and calm driving, they're actually really low-key and quiet. Not killing you on a regular commute.
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