Today the Nordschleife is being used exclusively by AMG to allow the factory and customer teams to make final preparations for the Nürburgring 24-hour race, barely 2 weeks away.
It’s no secret that the guys at Affalterbach are gunning for Porsche with their latest range of supersports machinery. And when I first saw the green beast, the AMG GT R, I guessed it was aimed at the 991 GT3.
So imagine everybody’s surprise when, in a “real-world” Sport Auto lap, it goes even faster than the money-can’t-buy Porsche 918 Spyder!
Watch the video below…
It’s not quite full-on “supercar season” yet, that’s typically a little bit later in the year. But the famous Industrie Pool sessions are definitely getting a bit faster as more and more exotic cars arrive with the (supposedly) better weather.
With a few minutes to spare, and it being the first day of a 2-week Industry Pool session, I thought I’d hang around and do a facebook livestream from the Brünnchen viewing area.
And this is what I saw… Continue reading Bugatti Chiron, AMG GTS-R, and next-gen Civic Type-R all hit I-Pool
This is the new C63 S Coupe, powered by the 4.0-litre ‘hot-V’ twin-turbo V8 that’s becoming almost ubiquitous in every new AMG. But what’s more exciting is what’s hidden by the stark camouflage…
The old SLS AMG Black Series was, arguably, the finest application of the old 6.2-litre M159 V8. With 631hp it was apocalyptically quick with a soundtrack (and price tag) to match. So how is Affalterbach to beat that with its new poster boy, the AMG GT? Can two turbochargers make up for over two litres less swept capacity? This gives us a preview of the answer.