Mercedes-AMG GT R is all set to make its debut in the domestic market on August 21, 2017. Ahead of its India launch, the Beast of the Green Hell became the fastest production car to register a record breaking lap time of 02:09:853 on the Buddh International Circuit (BIC). Previously, the fastest lap time of 2:14.521 was clocked by Mercedes SLS AMG in the year 2013. Christian Hohenadel, a successful AMG Driver drove this sports car to accomplish the fastest lap timing by any production car on the circuit. Also Read: Mercedes AMG GLC43 4-MATIC Coupe launched; Price in India starts at INR 74.80 lakh
Roland Folger, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India: We are highly thrilled with the accomplishment of the Beast of the Green Hell, which spearheads Mercedes-AMGs model range globally. The Mercedes-AMG GT R which has spent a large portion of its development time at the Green Hell of the Nürburgring has proven its racing mettle at our very own Buddh International Circuit. It is only fitting that ahead of its India debut, the Mercedes-AMG GT R, holds the title of clocking the fastest lap ever by a production car in India. Mercedes-Benz has a formidable presence in the racing and motorsports arena, and this strong lineage is present in our vehicle design and technology, both in performance and aesthetics. The AMG GT R is an embodiment of Mercedes-AMGs global expertise in creating a sports car that every performance enthusiast around the world, would like to own and experience every day.
Mr. Akbar Ebrahim, President FMSCI, commented, The FMSCI is happy to have been part of this record attempt by Mercedes-Benz India . Our Technical delegate Mr. Raj Kapoor supervised the entire test and is happy to note that a new lap record has been created at the Buddh International Circuit by a production car, the MercedesAMG 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 Indian market.