Mercedes-AMG’s GT R sets lap record at B.I.C

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The Buddh International Circuit makes history as Mercedes-AMG’s GT R broke the fastest production car record with a time of 2 minutes and 9.8 seconds, prior to its India launch on August 21st.

For those of you who aren’t aware, the AMG GT R is also presently the fastest rear-wheel-drive to lap the Nurburgring, making it the ‘Beast of the Green Hell’.

Under the long bonnet sits a 4.0-litre, twin-turbo V8 that makes 585hp and 700Nm of torque – all of which is sent to the rear wheels through a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The car can manage the 0-100kph sprint in just 3.6 seconds, and can reach a top whack of 317kph. It also a boasts of rear-wheel steering.

All thanks to AMG driver Christian Hohenadel and of course, the FMSCI for having organised the event – it truly makes for a spectacular feat.

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