The much anticipated Mercedes-AMG GT R is set for launch at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in June. This was confirmed through official attendees list published by Michelin ahead of the event.
The Mercedes-AMG GT R is a track-focused, racier version of the standard AMG GT sports car. Sporting the same 4.0-liter V8 engine, the AMG GT R will benefit from more performance and reduced weight.
According to Autocar, the upcoming Mercedes-AMG GT R will have some in the range of 570 hp. Also, thanks to carbon fiber hood, fenders and boot lid, it will be lighter than the GT S which weighs in at 1570 kg.
With the new AMG GT R, Mercedes-Benz is targeting the Porsche 911 GT3 RS buyer. That said, the company is planning a more hardcore version of the AMG GT in the form of the Black Series slated for launch sometime next year.