Mercedes-AMG GT R smashes rear-wheel drive Nurburgring record


Mercedes-AMG GT R smashes rear-wheel drive Nurburgring record

Track-focused variant shaves more than six-tenths from Gumpert Apollo Speed’s Green Hell laptime, with video

The Mercedes-AMG GT R is now officially the fastest rear-wheel drive production car to have lapped the Nürburgring, clocking a 7min 10.92sec lap that beats the previous record by more than six-tenths.

The track-focused version of AMG’s sports coupé wore a set of Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres – standard fitment on the model – and was driven by Christian Gebhardt of Germany’s Sport Auto magazine. A video of his lap is shown below.

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Source:: Autocar