2020 MB AMG GT by Mercedes-Benz USA

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replacements for displacement forget the adage amg has developed a compact v8 biturbo engine that punches well above its modest weight with 19.6 psi max boost redesigned ports and a lightened dual-mass flywheel it outputs 577 hp thinwall stainless steel and titanium help cut 13 lbs from its amg dynamic performance exhaust rigidity without the stiff penalty carbon fiber is strategically used to raise strength while lowering weight among them body bracing for 7.5 greater torsional rigidity the torque tube for the driveshaft which is carbon fiber on all gts and optional 40 lighter carbon-ceramic brakes.12 widened body lowered drag even with a wider body to contain the supersized 19 front and 20 rear wheels and tires1 and the large manually adjustable rear wing the gt r achieves a lower drag coefficient than its siblings the fairing under the body can lower by 1.6 at higher speeds creating a venturi effect to draw the car to the road 9-mode traction singular grip increased negative camber teams with active rearwheel steering to heighten grip stability and feel at higher speeds and maneuverability at low speeds the 9‑mode amg traction control lets you precisely adapt its effects to suit varying surface conditions.13 the beastly nürburgring track has earned a fitting nickname the green hell it’s equally fitting that this is where the racing bloodline of the amg gt r was tested proven and greenlighted for the street please see endnotes at back of brochure thunder and enlightening amg gt r coupe and roadster simply put the amg gt r was developed to distill gt3 racing technology into a car that’s not merely street-legal but street-smart more power is paired with less weight active aerodynamics and critical enhancements such as extreme-performance tires and variable traction control at its launch the gt r proved its mettle by setting a new nürburgring record since then it’s been enhanced with new digital instruments and controls a new roadster and a limited-edition gt r pro coupe with chassis and aero enhancements that bring it even closer to its racing roots virtually every spec of a gt r is intensified wheels are wider as is the body surrounding them weight savings start at the top with a carbon fiber roof panel that helps lower the coupe’s center of gravity on the roadster the decklid uses an ultralight amg-developed combination of carbon fiber and sheet molding compound both gt r bodystyles also feature carbon fiber front fenders and to convey the increased cornering control of the chassis directly to the driver the steering-wheel rim and seat inserts are stitched in grippy dinamica microsuede 29