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Lewis Hamilton introduces the new Mercedes-AMG GT R!

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Did you think the AMG GT S was the best Mercedes could do against the Porsche 911? Not quite: meet the AMG GT R, an even badder-ass version of the sports coupe that has more power, less weight, and — needless to say — a higher price.

Introduced at Mercedes’ facility at Brooklands in the UK today, the AMG GT R will produce 577 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, up from 503hp / 479 lb-ft. and 456hp / 443 lb-ft. in the 2017 AMG GT S and the base AMG GT, respectively. Those 577 horses are good enough to propel the R from 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds on its way to a top speed of 198. (You’d think Mercedes would’ve pushed hard to clear that magical 200 mph mark, but it probably won’t take long for aftermarket tuners to make it happen.)

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