Mercedes-AMG GT R sets lap record at Buddh circuit

Mercedes-AMG GT R sets lap record at Buddh circuit

The new speed test for GT R was conducted by Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI) and the vehicle has been driven by AMG Driver Christian Hohenadel.

The sports vehicle set a lap record of 2 minutes and 09:853 seconds beating the previous record set by its predecessor, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. "It is only fitting that ahead of its India debut, the AMG GT R, holds the title of clocking the fastest lap ever by a production auto in India", said Roland Folger, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India. Timed at 2min 9.8sec, the GT R beat the previous record holder, the SLS AMG, by almost 5sec.

The Mercedes-Benz GT R is the production version of the brand's Nürburgring 24-hour race-winning GT3. "Our Technical delegate Mr. Raj Kapoor supervised the entire test and is happy to note that a new lap record has been created at the Buddh International Circuit by a production auto, the Mercedes-AMG GT R. The FMSCI congratulated Mercedes-Benz India on this achievement and wishes them the very best in the introduction of this sports vehicle in the Indian market". Undoubtedly, the GT-R has the racing DNA to achieve such a landmark. It is also now the fastest rear-wheel-drive auto to go around the Green Hell (Nürburgring), earning it the "Beast of the Green Hell" nickname. It is powered by a 4.0-litre V8 engine with twin turbochargers and direct injection. This unit churns out a big 585bhp of power and 700Nm of torque.

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GT R can sprint from standstill to 100kmph in 3.6 seconds before reaching the top speed 318kmph.

Even before the launch, Mercedes-AMG's beast, the GT R has made headlines in India.

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