Above 315kmh: Benz unveils latest hot wheels for Thailand

Auto & Audio November 20, 2017 12:35

By The Nation

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Mercedes-Benz is hoping to pick up orders in Thailand for its facelifted Mercedes-AMG GT R and GT C sports cars.



Officially introduced in Bangkok on Monday, the two models will be showcased at the Mercedes-Benz booth at the Motor Expo at the end of this month.

Prices start at Bt17.4 million for the 585-horsepower GT R, dubbed "Best of Green Hell" due to its outstanding performance at the Nurburgring, and Bt16.8 million for the 558hp GT C, which comes with a convertible soft top.

Both models have a twin-turbo V8 engine with a displacement of 4.0 litres and seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. 

They accelerate from 0-100 kilometres per hour in under four seconds, and reach speeds over 315kmh.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of AMG, which was found by two engineers in Affalterbach, Germany, in 1967. 

Daimler AG took a controlling interest in 1999 and became the sole owner in 2005.