2018 Mercedes GTR Price, Specs and Release Date
At 2014 Paris Motor Show, the 2018 Mercedes GTR was introduced to public as a two-chair sports car to replace the SLS AMG. This new coupe has smaller design compared to the predecessor and its arrival will be the final answer to challenge Porsche 911. It is the first AMG that will use the new Mercedes-AMG nomenclature and it will be the history for the company because it is the first time for the vehicle to use V8 engine twin-turbo 4.0 liter.
With the big concern on the styling, the new 2018 Mercedes GTR will get a significant improvement from the common GT models. It will have more aggressive design with several features to answer the competition. Its most striking feature is the larger grille with top to bottom panels. The grille is still comparable to GT3’s. It is also designed with bigger side intakes while the center vent and splitter will be redesigned. The former model has sleek components and the GT-R has sports broader entrance. The rear fenders are 1.8-inch wider than before. Besides, you will see the more planted, menacing rims. The wheels have high performance and the forged tires are lightweight. The rear part has fixed rear wing to increase the downforce on its rear axle and big aero foil as well as big dual diffuser. It is also featured with high-level carbon dioxide for its roof structure to give fresh paint and at the same time to make it light in weight.
The interior is another significant addition for the car with the move paddles, steering wheel bezel as well as door sills in glossy black. It also has interior keyboard lacquer package. The changes around the outer part allow the cabin to be more spacious than before. 2018 Mercedes GTR also has sportier look with the flat black color carbon-nutritional fiber that you can order.
2018 Mercedes GTR Engine
It seems that our expectation comes to be true because the new 2018 Mercedes GTR will get dual turbo four-liter V8 engine that is capable to improve the boos stress, thanks to its new turbochargers. The engine has higher output that is about 577 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque which is 74 hp and 35 pound-feet of torque more than the predecessor, the AMG GT S. The exhaust plug-ins is optimized and the up to date double-clutch transmission allows it to have quicker shift. It can reach 60 miles in just 3.5 seconds.
2018 Mercedes GTR is possible to come out in the middle of 2017 and the price is still too early to estimate. We think that its starting price should be around $129,900 for the S model and the R badge can be about $150,000 to $160,000.