Mercedes GT R sets fastest lap at BIC

Sports Reporter
Friday, 11 August 2017

Pune: Just ahead of its India debut on August 21, Mercedes-AMG’s latest sports car Mercedes-AMG GT R, created the ‘fastest ever lap’ by any production car at India’s famed F1 circuit, the Buddh International Circuit.

The lap timing set at 2 minutes, 09:853 seconds is the fastest lap timing by any production car on the circuit. The speed test was conducted by FMSCI and the AMG GT R was driven on the track by AMG Driver Christian Hohenadel. 

Pune: Just ahead of its India debut on August 21, Mercedes-AMG’s latest sports car Mercedes-AMG GT R, created the ‘fastest ever lap’ by any production car at India’s famed F1 circuit, the Buddh International Circuit.

The lap timing set at 2 minutes, 09:853 seconds is the fastest lap timing by any production car on the circuit. The speed test was conducted by FMSCI and the AMG GT R was driven on the track by AMG Driver Christian Hohenadel. 

Roland Folger, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India expressed his delight at setting the milestone. “We are highly thrilled with the accomplishment of the ‘Beast of the Green Hell’, which spearheads Mercedes-AMG’s model range globally. 

Akbar Ebrahim, President  FMSCI congratulated Mercedes for the achievement. “The FMSCI is happy to have been part of this record attempt by Mercedes-Benz India. Our Technical delegate Raj Kapoor supervised the entire test and is happy to note that a new lap record has been created at the BIC by a production car, the Mercedes-AMG GT R. The FMSCI congratulated Mercedes-Benz India on this achievement and wishes them the very best in the introduction of this sports car in the India.
 

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