Mercedes-AMG GT R makes public debut


The new Mercedes-AMG GT R made its public debut today at the Goodwood Festival of Speed with the Chairman of AMG, Tobias Moers, behind the wheel. The AMG GT R has a 4.0-litre V8 engine producing 585 hp and is capable of reaching 62 mph from standstill in just 3.6 seconds and on to 198 mph.

Saturday at the Goodwood Festival of Speed started with the collection of historic cars from Mercedes-Benz Classic. Toto and Susie Wolff, brand ambassadors for Mercedes-Benz Classic, drove the 300 SLS up the hill.

Despite the rain, the crowds gathered to watch the Mercedes-AMG S 63 Cabriolet and Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Edition 1 Coupé drive up the Hill once again. Also making its debut at this year’s Festival was the 2014 MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS  F1 W05 Hybrid, which headed up the hill in front of thousands of spectators.

Not far from the trackside, the Mercedes-Benz Pavilion is proving to be a hit with Festival-goers. The latest range of Mercedes-AMG cars are on display, including the new Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 and SL 63, plus the S 500 Cabriolet. Visitors can also get a closer look at Rudolf Caracciola’s W 125 Silver Arrow from 1938, as well as the W 25 from 1936.