New Delhi: Luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz launched two of the most fascinating sports cars available globally, in India on Monday, strengthening its position in the performance car segment. The AMG GT R - The Beast of the Green Hell, and the AMG GT Roadster were added to Mercedes-Benz's performance car portfolio in India.
As a continuation of the celebration of '50 years of AMG' the two cars were launched by Roland Folger, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India. Folger, while introducing the car, revisited the milestones achieved by Mercedes-Benz AMG since its inception. "We are excited to pursue the 50 years of AMG celebration in India, and what better way to celebrate than by introducing the AMG GT R and AMG GT Roadster," Folger said.
From the world's most demanding racetrack, the 'Green Hell' of the Nurburgring racetrack in Germany, directly on to the road, the AMG GT R packs immense motorsport technology. The 'AMG green hell magno' special paintwork speaks of its origin from the Green Hell. The AMG GT R is powered by a 4.0 litre V8 bi-turbo engine, going from 0-100 km/hr in 3.6 seconds. It has a top speed of 318 km/h.
The car houses a host of new features like active rear-wheel steering, nine-way adjustable traction control system, among others. The GT R is also the fastest production car to lap the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) in a record of 2.09 minutes. It is priced at Rs 2.23 crore (ex-showroom) onwards. On being asked about his advice to Indian customers about the GT R, AMG driver Christian Hohenadel, who clocked the GT R's fastest lap on the BIC, said, "This car belongs to a racetrack".
"Bringing in the fastest cars from the fastest family in the world is proof of the increasing importance of India as a market," Folger added.
The AMG GT Roadster houses a 4.0 litre V8 bi-turbo engine, going from 1-100 km/hr in 4 seconds. Its top speed is 302 km/hr. It can transform from a coupe to an open-top sports car. The GT Roadster is priced at Rs 2.19 crore (ex-showroom) onwards.
Mercedes-Benz India now offers 12 AMG models in the country.
"We are confident that these fascinating products will be well received by our elite Indian customers and reinforce AMG's reputation as the most preferred performance brand in the country," Folger said.