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AMG GTR Clubsport confirmed - more track focused

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I guess it wasn't good enough that the AMG GTR ran the Ring in 7:10 stock, they needed to come out with a little more track attack hardware:

 

http://www.evo.co.uk...clubsport-model

 

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So one wonders how fast this edition will ring the Ring.


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I guess it wasn't good enough that the AMG GTR ran the Ring in 7:10 stock, they needed to come out with a little more track attack hardware:

http://www.evo.co.uk...clubsport-model

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So one wonders how fast this edition will ring the Ring.


I love this car.

But the GT-R edition is too expensive. And the active aero may be too fragile for hard repeated track use.

Anybody regularly tracking a GT-R version yet?

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A buddy of mine has one. He also has a Viper ACR Extreme, which he has had to buy a trailer and pickup for because it really can't be driven on the street to the track, and the front tires can be worn out in 1/2 track day if you drive it really aggressively, and maybe more like 1 day, with no tire options. So that is why he said he bought the AMG GTR so he could both drive it in town and on the track. He said he really likes it on track, but I will have to touch base with him again to see how he is progressing with it.

 

Here is his GTR 

 

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and here I am sitting in it with my hand on the yellow traction control knob, the happy knob!

 

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and my trusty GT-R, Nissan edition, at the same track day at Mosport last year

 

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and our other buddy's TA next to my car, with the AMG GTR in the background along with a nice R8

 

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and an AMG GTS like mine (which is black) that had a Eurocharge tune which the owner said really woke up the car on track, since mine only has 503 HP;-(

 

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In terms of pricing, the GTS is $143,000 and the GTR is $168,000, with neither needing hardly any options to get them on the track. Their target market is Porsche, where a new GT3 costs $143,600 and the new GT3 RS is $187,500, and even if you can get one of those, they typically come with a ton of expensive options, really raising their out the door cost. Current price on a Nissan GT-R track edition is $128,500 and a Nismo is $175,500, more than an AMG GTR!!! So these cars are all very expensive.


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AMG GTR is quick. 2:22 w/passenger on stock tires at COTA. Stock GT-R on street tires won't touch that,,,FBO w/slicks will.

 

AMG GTR drives a bit like a Viper (except the shifting, lol), and the AWS seems to get a bit confused at the WOT apex of T10 where a growing bump has developed. The quick unloading of the rear while under high lateral load seems to confuse the AWS resulting in a disconcerting rear end wiggle, not just an oversteer twitch.

 

I really like this car, and would take it over a Nismo...except I swore off Merc's after my last AMG. :/


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AMG GTR is quick. 2:22 w/passenger on stock tires at COTA. Stock GT-R on street tires won't touch that,,,FBO w/slicks will.

 

AMG GTR drives a bit like a Viper (except the shifting, lol), and the AWS seems to get a bit confused at the WOT apex of T10 where a growing bump has developed. The quick unloading of the rear while under high lateral load seems to confuse the AWS resulting in a disconcerting rear end wiggle, not just an oversteer twitch.

 

I really like this car, and would take it over a Nismo...except I swore off Merc's after my last AMG. :/

 

is this the new ultimate track day car?  what else is on your list?


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is this the new ultimate track day car?  what else is on your list?

 

Ford GT....lol....let's see how the 720 does, and have yet to see a well driven Performante set a quick time. We now have a Lambo dealership in Austin, so should see a good time soon.


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Ford GT....lol....let's see how the 720 does, and have yet to see a well driven Performante set a quick time. We now have a Lambo dealership in Austin, so should see a good time soon.

 

is that why u keep torturing me with random Ford GT pics!

 

lol I love that car.


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