Mercedes-AMG has confirmed the plans of launching the GT R with significantly higher performance, earlier this year. The car is expected to deliver 570bhp and should be lighter than both the standard AMG GT and the S trim. With a more aerodynamic body work and wider body, the GT R should offer even better cornering dynamics.
The GT R will be produced on the same assembly line as the others and is the third of the five-trim line up planned. It is the most performance oriented of the GTs, building on the package developed for the GT3 race car unveiled last year.
The AMG GT R should be put to production by end of this year to take on the Porsche 911 GT3 RS. It will probably be a limited run and cost significantly more than the GT S, carrying a price tag of over USD 1,60,000 (Rs 1.07 crore) in the global markets. Mercedes might consider launching the car in India later as a CBU, with a price tag of around Rs 3 crore.