The 2018 AMG GT R

I think we can all agree that the Mercedes AMG GT is probably the best car that Mercedes offers, at the moment. Not only is it a quick, technology packed brute…it is also a poised, ravishingly good looking sports coupe. In more urban terminology, the AMG GT is basically a 10/10 on the car rating scale.

The beautiful AMG GT

The beautiful AMG GT

But what if, out of some reason of shear insanity, a single point was added to that rating. Instead of being a 10/10, what if the AMG GT became an 11/10? Well, it surely must have more firepower, around 74 more horse power and 37 more pound feet of torque. Oh, it would also need to be louder, thanks to a new exhaust system, and be more agile, with that coming from a new 4-wheel steering system.

AMG GT R

AMG GT R

A slim down also wouldn’t hurt, and the best way to do that these days is with a diet. Specifically, a carbon diet. Lots, and lots of carbon fiber. Carbon fiber roof, carbon fiber panels, carbon fiber struts. Carbon fiber. Yes, indeed. Not only would that make it lighter, but also stiffer.

Add in a slightly reworked face, a nice color, and some wider hips (because hips never lie) and you have one stellar machine. Unfortunately, such a machine could never be an 11/10. That’s because an 11/10 is impossible in this day in age…and such a car does in fact exist!

It’s called the Mercedes AMG GT R (No hyphen like the Nissan GT-R has) and it was announced today. It’ll cost well over the base price of a standard AMG GT and it will be unveiled, in the flesh at the Good Wood Festival of Speed.