• The 2018 AMG GT R starts at $157,000 MSRP - 3428 pound curb weight

      $157,000 dollars is a lot of money but when you put the AMG GT R in context it is a bit of a value. First of all, it is roughly $20k less than the absurdly priced Nissan GTR Nismo. It is also less money than a Porsche 911 Turbo which starts at $159,200 and the Turbo S which goes to $188,100.

      The GT R is a pretty decent value in its class. This is what you get for that money:

      Mercedes-AMG GT R Coupe
      Engine Handcrafted AMG 4.0L V8 biturbo with dry-sump lubrication
      Displacement 3,982 cc
      Output 577 hp at 6,250 rpm
      Peak torque 516 lb-ft at 1,900-5,500 rpm
      Driven wheels Rear-wheel drive
      Transmission AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed transmission
      Weight 3,428 lbs (Euro spec; US spec may vary)
      Power-to-weight ratio 5.94 lbs/horsepower (Euro spec; US spec may vary)
      Acceleration 0-60 mph 3.5 sec (est.)
      Top speed 198 mph
      MSRP $157,000*
      *Price excludes $995 destination and delivery charge

      The weight savings alone are impressive but expect US cars to weigh more. The question really is how much more. If they can get it into the 35XX range that is a win considering the AMG GT S is roughly ~3700 pounds.

      The AMG GT R should be a track terror with the suspension, tire, and aerodynamic upgrades.

      We will have to wait for comparison tests but AMG is delivering an amazing performance car for the money. Don't forget it is the quickest rear wheel drive production car to lap the Nurburgring and that laptime was independently tested. Simply great stuff from AMG.

      Mercedes-Benz USA today announced pricing for the 2018 AMG GT R Coupe. Arriving in U.S. dealers this summer, the AMG GT R will start at $157,000*. The new Mercedes-AMG GT R features a front-mid-engine with a transaxle, handcrafted AMG 4.0L V8 biturbo engine rated at 577 hp, extensively modified suspension, active aerodynamics, active rear-wheel steering, nine-way adjustable traction control and intelligent lightweight construction throughout.

      Mercedes-AMG continues to grow and is expanding the top end of its product range with the introduction of the new AMG GT R. Starting at $157,000 in the United States, the AMG GT R features extensive amounts of motorsport technology developed on the most demanding race track in the world—the Nürburgring Nordschleife.

      Already living up to its "Beast of the Green Hell" nickname, the AMG GT R is proving to be a record-setter in the Mercedes-AMG family. In an independent test drive conducted by the magazine "sport auto," on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, the AMG GT R was faster than any other rear-wheel-drive road-going sports car ever tested with a laptime of just 7:10.9.

      The AMG GT R tops the AMG GT Coupe lineup, which includes:
      • AMG GT Coupe
      ($112,400) In dealers by: summer
      • AMG GT S Coupe
      ($132,400) In dealers by: summer
      • AMG GT C Coupe
      ($145,000) In dealers by: fall (Edition 50)
      • AMG GT R Coupe
      ($157,000) In dealers by: summer
      The AMG GT lineup also offers two Roadster variants:
      • AMG GT Roadster
      ($124,400) In dealers by: summer
      • AMG GT C Roadster
      ($157,000) In dealers by: summer

      This article was originally published in forum thread: The 2018 AMG GT R starts at $157,000 MSRP - 3428 pound curb weight started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 8 Comments
      1. BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
        BlackJetE90OC -
        That is a bargain. I saw a lot of estimates of $200k range.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Honestly, it is a bargain.

        I can't believe we're calling a $160k Benz a bargain but I'd opt for it over the 911 Turbo for sure.
      1. Stevenh's Avatar
        Stevenh -
        Wow, very cool car entering the arena / price point. I'd have to say the base GT is a screaming deal as well. Thats well under Carrera GTS starting price and I don't doubt the tune will leave a ton on the table.
      1. Sticky2's Avatar
        Sticky2 -
        I thought about the AMG GT but went with the 911 for forum promotion reasons although I like the 911 styling more.

        The M178 is a sweet power plant and a tuning dream.

        This car is sick for the money. Maybe only the Viper ACR is a better track car for less money.
      1. BLKROKT's Avatar
        BLKROKT -
        That's a total steal at that price. The question is really what that looks like once you load it up with more-or-less mandatory options. My guess is that it's closer to $180k in a decent spec, but we'll see.
      1. 65AMG's Avatar
        65AMG -
        I saw one yesterday at my local MB dealer.

        Dream Car.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 65AMG Click here to enlarge
        I saw one yesterday at my local MB dealer.

        Dream Car.
        Man. It's beautiful.
      1. leveraged sellout's Avatar
        leveraged sellout -
        This is a screaming deal...I'd take this over a Turbo S for sure, and that's not something I've ever said about any car in that relative price range. Give me one in the matte green.

        Fully loaded it'll be about the same as a completely non-optioned Turbo S...sounds good to me. And for just a bit more money you can have it at truly insane power levels if you like.