Hamilton's Green Envy
Somehow I don’t think AMG got the message from Mercedes-Benz when they were asked to “go green” and gave us the 318kmh AMG GT R. So we asked F1 champ, Lewis Hamilton what he would do to make it his own.
It’s not every day that a multiple Formula One world champion gatecrashes your exclusive preview of a new supercar. So instead of me telling you about the new 585bhp, Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R, I’m going to let Lewis Hamilton do the talking for a change.
Blasting to 100kmh in 3.6 seconds and holding a 318kmh top speed, the GT R is the fastest production Mercedes produced yet and despite its heavy use of hand fabricated components inside, outside and under the bonnet, AMG has declared that it won’t be a limited run but will be produced in numbers guided by market demand.
To the casual observer, the GT R may look similar to the AMG GT but thanks to its global GT3 motor racing program that kicked off with the Dubai 24-Hour endurance race, the GT R is a major step up from the GT that includes a rework of its aero kit, suspension, engine and use of lightweight materials.[To be continued...]