The company calls its exclusive shade of dark green AMG Green Hell Magno.

Mercedes-AMG is divulging the first official technical details about the GT R ahead of the track-ready coupe’s debut on June 24, which is just in time for the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The hotter coupe retains a biturbo V8 like the rest of the model range, and it now makes a massive 577 horsepower. In comparison, the 4.0-litre mill produces 503 hp in the GT S and 456 hp in the base GT. The extra muscle lets the GT R rush to 100 kilometres per hour (62 miles per hour) in 3.6 seconds and a top speed of 318 km/h (197.6 mph) versus 3.8 seconds and 311 km/h (193 mph) respectively from the GT S.

In addition to the bountiful power, drivers can also expect the sharpest handling version of the GT. The company is keeping the exact upgrades a secret for now, but the firm promises chassis improvements and more aggressive aerodynamics, which help the coupe stick to the road. Mercedes-AMG claims it has never before packed so much motorsport-derived technology into a production model.

Buyers can add extra style to their new coupe by ordering the exclusive colour called AMG Green Hell Magno. The dark shade of green takes inspiration from the nickname for Nürburgring Nordschleife. The GT R should make drivers feel quite at home on the famous German track.

Source: Mercedes-AMG via Mbpassion

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