Mercedes-AMG GT R to be unleashed at 2016 Goodwood Festival

Mercedes-AMG GT R to be unleashed at 2016 Goodwood Festival image

Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Mercedes-AMG | posted June 15, 2016 11:27

Mercedes-AMG gives a glimpse of upcoming GT R

With just several weeks to go before this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed, Mercedes-AMG has just released teaser images of what appears to be a hotter version of the GT.

To be called the GT R, the upcoming sports car looks to have undergone some minor alterations. Beginning with the front end, it gets a more aggressive bumper, along with a bigger grill reminiscent of the AMG GT3 racecar. Also seen is a ventilated hood for better engine cooling and what appears to be a roof made from carbon fiber.

Exact powertrain details were not revealed though it could be powered by an upgrade 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, or a detuned version of the 6.3-liter V8 found on the GT3 racecar.

Teaser photo of the 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT

In standard specification, the 4.0-liter V8 cranks out 468 PS at 6,000 rpm along with 600 Nm of torque at 1,600 – 5,000 rpm. Meanwhile, the more powerful S model gets a substantial boost in power as it produces 517 PS at 6,250 rpm and 650 Nm of torque at 1,750 – 4,750 rpm.

Other than that, the AMG GT R could also get a new exhaust system courtesy of the teaser video which showcases the car's loud exhaust note.