It appears that a certain Nissan supercar will no longer hold the exclusive “GT-R” moniker, following an announcement by Mercedes-Benz with their soon-to-be-unveiled AMG GT-R supercar.

Judging from the 22-second teaser, it’s certain that the new AMG GT-R supercar is one lean, mean machine. Also noticeable here is a fixed rear wing and revised rear bumper for added downforce, as well as the GT-R emblem at the back.mercedes-amg_gtr4

It’s set to retain its 4.0-litre twin turbocharged V8 engine and the seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transaxle gearbox. To recap, the standard GT (launched here in S guise with a price tag of RM1.15 million) generates 470 hp and 600 Nm of torque while the GT S liberates 503 hp and 650 Nm of torque. While no official figures have been revealed at this point of time, the new AMG GT-R will very likely pack in excess of 570 hp.

Additional raw power is not the thing the new AMG GT-R can shout about, because it’s also poised to receive active aerodynamics and rear wheel steering. On the latter, it seems that Mercedes is following Porsche’s playbook, because rear-steering is used in the 991 GT3 and turbo.

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The AMG GT-R is set to make its debut at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed that’s scheduled to take place on 24 June 2016.


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