더욱 중요한 건 이 차에 아버지의 이름(Jesko von Koenigsegg)을 붙였다는 거에요.
어릴 적 꿈을 실현시켰다는 뜻이니까요.
V8 엔진은 레이스용 E85 연료를 사용할 경우, 최고출력 1,600마력까지 냅니다. 여기에 9단 멀티 클러치 변속기를 사용합니다.
Koenigsegg has unveiled an all-new megacar - the Koenigsegg Jesko - at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. Jesko inherits the mantle left by the Agera RS as the leading track-focused, road-legal car for those looking for the ultimate in vehicle performance.
Jesko is named for Jesko von Koenigsegg, the father of company Founder and CEO, Christian von Koenigsegg.
Jesko von Koenigsegg was a key presence at Koenigsegg Automotive during its formative years. His considerable business acumen helped steer the company through many early challenges. Now retired and in his 80's, Jesko von Koenigsegg and his wife, Brita, were on-hand at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show to see his namesake vehicle introduced to the world.
A More Powerful Twin-Turbo V8
Koenigsegg Jesko is powered by a re-designed twin-turbo V8 engine with a new 180-degree flat-plane crankshaft, new intake, bigger turbos with air injection, and more precise pressure control.
At the heart of this newly designed engine is the world's lightest production V8 crankshaft. Weighing just 12.5 kilos, Koenigsegg's new flat-plane 180-degree crankshaft allows Jesko to produce more power with greater efficiency, while achieving a higher 8500rpm rev limit.
The crankshaft is milled by a small manufacturing house in southern Sweden. It is made to Koenigsegg's in-house design from a single solid billet of high tensile Swedish Dievar steel. The flat-plane design allows even firing across engine banks and an even more visceral engine sound. The tendency of flat-plane engines towards greater vibration is countered by active engine mounts first used in the Regera, as well as newly designed, super-light connecting rods and pistons.
The Koenigsegg-designed air injection system comprises a small compressor and carbon fibre air tank. The patent-pending system provides a powerful 20-bar shot of air strategically located within the turbocharger system in order to pre-spool the turbochargers and provide instant response.
The engine has been re-designed to house a tumble valve on intake and individual pressure sensors for each cylinder in order to achieve real-time, precision monitoring of every cylinder - an industry first. Turbulent air provides a faster burn rate, which leads to more efficient and effective combustion, especially at lower rpm and during cold starts.
The new Koenigsegg V8 produces 1280hp on regular gasoline and an astonishing 1600hp on E85 - an available option in certain markets. Maximum torque increases to 1500 Nm at 5100rpm with 1000+ Nm available anywhere between 2700 to 6170rpm.
Light Speed Transmission (LST)
Koenigsegg Jesko's new Light Speed Transmission - designed in-house at Koenigsegg - is a 9-speed multiclutch unit that does away with traditional synch rings and makes changes between ANY gear possible at near light speed.
Modern DCT's typically have two clutches - one for even numbered gears and another for uneven numbered gears. One clutch/gear is engaged and driving while the control unit pre-selects what it anticipates is the next gear. This solution allows for fast gearchanges but comes with a significant weight penalty and the limitation of only changing to adjacent gears due to anticipation logic constraints.
The Koenigsegg LST allows the driver to change to the optimal gear for acceleration, regardless of that gear's relationship to the current gear. We call this system Ultimate Power on Demand.
For example, if you are in 7th gear and 4th gear is the optimal gear for maximum acceleration, the Koenigsegg LST will allow you to shift directly from 7th to 4th at lightning speed, without waiting for synchronisation. In a traditional DCT, a driver would have to shift through 6th and 5th gears before getting into 4th, a loss of precious time and momentum.
Traditional DCTs can weigh up to 140kg. The new Koenigsegg Light Speed Transmission weighs just 90kgs, including wet clutches, flywheel, fluids, starter motor and oil pumps. It also has an optimized, compact design resulting in a much smaller footprint. This ensures the drivetrain's weight is much more central to the vehicle, allowing more room for the advanced underfloor aerodynamics and the resulting lower yaw inertia for even more agile driving dynamics.
Gearshifts are via either steering wheel paddles or the manual-style shifter located in the traditional central position. Both the paddles and shifter feature a double-notch shifting mechanism. The first notch shifts one gear up or down. Advancing to the second notch engages Ultimate Power on Demand - shifting the car to the optimum gear for maximum acceleration, regardless of that gear's relationship to the current gear - instantly.
Handling and Steering
At the core of every Koenigsegg is its carbon fibre monocoque chassis. Jesko features a monocoque that is 40mm longer and 22mm taller than its predecessor, allowing for more generous headroom and legroom. Importantly, it still retains every bit of its structural rigidity, measured at 65,000 Nm per degree. This supremely stiff and strong chassis allows Koenigsegg's engineers to concentrate on tuning the suspension for performance rather than compensating for suboptimal chassis dynamics.
Koenigsegg's F1-style elongated wishbones are retained and improved. These combine with the largest wheel bearings used in a road car today to provide the ultimate in responsiveness and feel. Fully adjustable damping from Öhlins is tuned using bespoke electrics and controllers designed in-house at Koenigsegg.
Jesko redefines 'precision' thanks to an additional active Triplex damper added to the front suspension and a new rear-wheel steering system.
The Triplex system was first introduced in the Koenigsegg Agera in 2010. It used a third, horizontal damper built into the rear suspension to counter the car's tendency to 'squat' during hard acceleration with over 1000hp.
As Koenigsegg Jesko comes equipped with and aerodynamics package providing over 1000kg of downforce, an additional Triplex damper has been incorporated into the front suspension to maintain an optimal ride height during high aerodynamic load without compromising grip at lower speeds. Both the front and the rear triplex dampers now incorporate active bump and rebound damping.
Koenigsegg has equipped Jesko with an adaptive, active rear steering system that increases responsiveness and heightens the senses at both high and low speeds. Using inputs such as individual wheel speed, steering angle, steering wheel angular velocity, engine speed, lateral acceleration, longitudinal acceleration and other parameters, the steering system can turn the rear wheels up to three degrees in either direction for quicker cornering, increased agility and stability.
Jesko's new optional carbon fibre wheels are the lightest and strongest production wheels of their size. Larger than the Agera RS wheels they replace, the front weighs just 5.9kg (20" x 9.5") and the rear 7.4kg (21" x 12").
Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires come as standard. These are the same tires that were used on the Agera RS to set 5 world speed records. Michelin's new Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tires are available as a dry-weather-only option. The all-new Pilot Sport Cup 2 R features a new tread pattern offering a 10% bigger contact patch and significant improvements in performance and grip.
Showcasing its penchant for track-focused performance and handling, Koenigsegg Jesko features the most aggressive aerodynamics package ever designed for a Koenigsegg car.
An enlarged, active double-profile rear wing hugs the rear form to maximise both the rearward positioning of the wing and the surface area used to push the car into the tarmac. The rear wing is top mounted to minimise disturbance on the underside - a focal point for high downforce.
The front splitter is the deepest ever designed for a Koenigsegg and features enlarged, active under-body flaps to either maximise or release downforce, as required.
Jesko's aerodynamic design has a two-pronged focus - to direct airflow as efficiently as possible for both downforce and cooling while cutting through excess air with minimal drag. No stone is left unturned in this process: even the rear wing mirrors provide 20kgs of downforce while directing airflow to the rear of the vehicle.
Koenigsegg Jesko is the most aerodynamically aggressive car ever to wear a Koenigsegg badge, as can be seen by the car's amazing downforce numbers: It delivers a downforce payload of 800 kg at 250 km/h at the car's most aggressive setting. That figure rises to 1000 kg at 275 km/h. These figures are a 30% increase over the Koenigsegg One:1 at similar speeds, and a 40% increase over the Agera RS.
Uncompromised Performance and Comfort
Jesko is unapologetic about performance. It is designed specifically for prodigious speed with total control. Despite this, Jesko also delivers creature comforts and convenience more fitting for a grand tourer than your typical track weapon.
The body is fitted with Koenigsegg's Autoskin technology. Designed first for the Koenigsegg Regera, Autoskin uses electronics and minituarised hydraulics to automate the operation of doors and hoods. Drivers can open either of the passenger doors or the front/rear hoods at the touch of a button on the Koenigsegg remote key. The hydraulics used for Autoskin were already designed into the car to operate active aerodynamics and chassis levelling systems. This use of existing systems to provide new features is a prime example of Koenigsegg design philosophy.
Koenigsegg's unique dihedral synchro-helix door has been re-engineered to allow for a better opening angle, allowing easier ingress and egress as well as better protection from high curbs.
Consistent with Koenigseggs of the past, the lightweight carbon roof fitted to Jesko is easily removed, transforming the car from sleek coupe to sun-loving roadster in just minutes.
Interior amenities include TFT touchscreen, USB inputs, inductive phone charging, Bluetooth connectivity, automated climate control, leather or alcantara trim with contrast stitching, 'bird's eye view' parking assistance, digital warning system, electric adjustment of mirrors, seats and windows, adjustable pedals and steering, parking sensors and automated protection for Autoskin doors.
The infotainment system comprises a 5-inch, racing-oriented SmartCluster digital dashboard mounted on the steering wheel and a 9-inch SmartCenter central display. A new addition is SmartWheel. The Koenigsegg Jesko steering wheel has two small touchscreens with haptic controls for easy access to phone, audio, the vehicle lift system, and more. SmartCenter is the home for device connectivity, media playback, and vehicle comfort and control systems, including the user manual.
The software driving SmartCluter, SmartCenter and SmartWheel has been developed in-house by Koenigsegg with support from Qt Professional Services. The application development framework used in development is Qt from The Qt Company. All systems can be updated over-the-air via the Koenigsegg Cloud.
Evolution = Revolution
The new Koenigsegg Jesko has been designed to deliver the highest measurable performance of any car homologated for road use for all world markets - the US, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.
The record-shattering Agera RS and 'Final' editions were a fitting conclusion to the Agera model line. Like all Koenigseggs, they will be compelling cars for collectors and enthusiasts around the world for decades to come.
Jesko is a forward-facing tribute to the Agera line, the ultimate continuation of that legacy. It incorporates everything we learned in 8 years of Agera development and combines that with technologies designed for a new era of performance. It extracts even more power from the same size engine and with up to 1600hp available on E85 biofuel and a curb weight of 1420kg, Koenigsegg Jesko has a potential power-to-weight ratio beyond 1:1 and the engineering hardware to match.
The new 9-speed LST gearbox re-defines both high performance driving and efficient transmission design. Koenigsegg's F1-style elongated double-wishbone suspension, an additional Triplex front damper and the introduction of dynamic rear-wheel steering ensure the best in road holding and stability.
Jesko's all-new exterior design pays tribute to Koenigseggs past but is unmistakably new, fresh and crisp. It's also functional and practical, with up to 1000kg of downforce via its standard, fully adjustable aerodynamics package and Koenigsegg Autoskin - a robotized body with automated door and hood openings. Jesko has more legroom, headroom and interior visibility and despite the car's focus on track performance, it retains every creature comfort.
Koenigsegg Jesko inherits the Agera RS's mantle as the ultimate road-legal megacar with a laser-like focus on optimal track performance. It ushers in a new era for Koenigsegg, extending the company's legacy of futuristic innovation and scintillating performance.
2019 제네바 모터쇼 출품작, 부가티 '라 부아튀르 누아르'(La Voiture Noire) 고급 사진들입니다.
부가티 시론 스포츠 기반의 원-오프 모델입니다.
값이 1,670만유로(약 213억원)에 이르는 모델로 역대 양산차 중 가장 비쌉니다.
이보다 비싼 모델은 클래식 카의 경매물만 존재한다는 뜻이지요.
역사상 가장 우아한 고성능이라고 일컫는 '타입 57 SC 아틀란틱(Type 57 SC Atlantic)에 대한 오마주입니다.
“The true form of luxury is individuality. ‘La Voiture Noire’ is now at the cutting edge of automobile production. It is a sculptural beauty with unique technology, the ideal grand tourisme,” says Bugatti President Stephan Winkelmann. This is a coupé with the comfort of a luxury limousine and the power of a hyper sports car.
A pioneering spirit, a passion for perfection and the desire to continually redefine its limits have been the key characteristics of Bugatti since the brand was established 110 years ago. “Our history is both a privilege and a responsibility – the responsibility for continuing the Bugatti heritage into the future. With “La Voiture Noire”, we are paying homage to our heritage and bringing speed, technology, luxury and aesthetics forward to a new era,” says Stephan Winkelmann. The new hyper sports car reflects Bugatti’s French heritage and its French identity – elegance through minimalism and refinement through intensification. This is a tailor-made creation only comparable with the haute couture of exclusive Paris fashion designers.
“La Voiture Noire” - more than a reinterpretation
“La Voiture Noire is a far more than a modern interpretation of Jean Bugatti’s Type 57 SC Atlantic. It is a feast of aesthetics,” says Stephan Winkelmann. With its extended front end and the distinctive Bugatti C-line, the “Voiture Noire“ creates an elongated impression with the elegant waistline defining the contours of the coupé. Purism and elegance are reflected in the surfaces and the clear lines. The bumpers are smoothly integrated into the body and the windscreen seems to flow seamlessly into the windows at the sides like the visor on a helmet. Without any irritating lines, the surface is “all of a piece” and there is nothing to disturb the optical flow. This means that the hyper sports car has changed its attitude and become a grand tourisme – ideal for comfortable travel on long trips.
“Every single component has been handcrafted and the carbon fibre body has a deep black gloss only interrupted by the ultrafine fibre structure. This is a material that has been handled perfectly,” says Bugatti designer Etienne Salomé. “We worked long and hard on this design until was nothing that we could improve. For us, the coupé represents the perfect form with a perfect finish.
The heart of the new creation is the iconic 16-cylinder engine – unique in the automotive world and the peak of the engineer’s art. “This is not only an engine but the heart of the vehicle and a technical masterpiece. There is no other car in the world with such an engine. It is not only extremely powerful but also beautiful to look at,” Stephan Winkelmann enthuses. The 16-cylinder engine with a displacement of 8 litres develops 1,103 kW/1,500 PS and 1,600 Newton-metres of torque. Six tailpipes at the rear bear witness to its incredible power and are also a tribute to the 16 cylinders.
For €11 million (before tax) this unique car has already been sold to a Bugatti enthusiast. It is the most expensive new car of all time. The car enthusiast is fascinated by the Atlantic; with the “Voiture Noire“, he has acquired a vehicle that takes up the legend and carries the idea forward to the present day. In its exclusiveness, style, quality and performance, “La Voiture Noire” is an unprecedented and unique car that continues a long tradition in the history of the automobile.
A long tradition of coach building
Only a few months after the presentation of the Divo2, designed for even stronger lateral acceleration, Bugatti has once again shown that it has a perfect command of handcrafted coachbuilding and has reached another pinnacle in the history of the automobile. In the first few decades of its existence, the French luxury brand had considerable success not only with the design of engines and chassis but also with its own bodies installed on existing chassis. The most famous example is the Type 57 and the Atlantic GT model which was based on it – this grand tourisme could already reach a top speed in excess of 220 km/h over 80 years ago. Jean Bugatti designed the Type 57 for various body and engine configurations including the Galibier (four-door saloon), Stelvio (convertible), Ventoux (two-door saloon), and Atalante (coupé) as well as the Atlantic.
Ettore’s son Jean Bugatti was a visionary who was ahead of his time. He was the eldest son of company founder Ettore Bugatti, a gifted automobile designer and natural talent who was only matched by very few people in his understanding of proportions and aerodynamics. From the late 1920s onwards, he influenced the development of the company with his own ideas and designs, before assuming responsibility for management in 1936 at the age of 27. With his pioneering designs for bodies, engines and chassis, he created some extraordinary vehicles until his tragic death in an accident in 1939, securing a place in the history of the automobile. His most beautiful and most famous design is the Atlantic. Like the company itself, Jean would have been 110 years old this year.
The exclusive new “Voiture Noire“, the black car, is a reminiscence of “la Voiture Noire“ a Type 57 SC Atlantic that was Jean Bugatti’s most famous creation. The outstanding design feature was a dorsal seam running from the hinge in the split bonnet through to the rear end. The Type 57 SC Atlantic was one of the most extraordinary grands tourismes and a timeless creation. Nowadays, it is one of the most valuable classic cars in the world. Only four Atlantics were made between 1936 and 1938, each of them with detailed differences created individually for a customer. Three of these extraordinary coupés are still in existence. The second car built was used by Jean Bugatti himself as well as some of the Bugatti grand prix drivers among his friends. The world has been searching for this Atlantic for more than 80 years – it is one of the great mysteries in the history of the automobile. The car probably disappeared before the German invasion of Alsace, when it was to be dispatched to a safe region.
The most elegant way of travelling
The new “Voiture Noire“, the perfect grand tourisme, is just as exclusive, powerful and luxurious as Jean Bugatti’s historic car. “Bugatti arouses passion and emotions throughout the world. Customers expect us to continually surprise them and to raise the goalposts beyond the limits of their imagination. We have just succeeded in doing so with ‘La Voiture Noire‘,” says Stephan Winkelmann. Bugatti will continue to work hard to shape the future of the brand. This will be a future full of beauty, passion and surprises. The “Voiture Noire“ is a modern interpretation of the spirit of gran turismo vehicles, a tribute to perfect technology and perfect design. It is also the most elegant and fastest way to travel with a vehicle. Bugatti President Stephan Winkelmann: “With our automotive haute couture, we have shown what Bugatti is capable of.” Now and in the future.
2019 제네바 모터쇼에 등장한 기아 니로(PHEV 포함) 페이스리프트 고화질 사진들입니다.
앞뒤 얼굴을 바꾸고 실내도 새롭게 다듬었네요.
전체적으로 전보다 세련된 이미지입니다.
상품성이 오른 만큼 가격도 조금 올랐네요. 럭셔리가 2,420만원부터 하고 가장 고급형인 플러그인 하이브리드 노블레스 스페셜은 3,674만원입니다.
자세한 건 아래 더보기를 꾹~
기아차는 서울 강남구 BEAT 360에서 니로 상품성개선 모델 ‘더 뉴 니로’ 하이브리드, 플러그인 하이브리드의 포토미디어데이를 갖고 본격적인 판매에 돌입했다고 7일 밝혔다.
하이브리드, 플러그인 하이브리드, 전기차 라인업을 모두 구축한 친환경 전용 브랜드 니로(2016년 출시)는 글로벌 시장에서 2월까지 약 27만대 넘게 판매된 친환경차 대표 모델이다.
‘더 뉴 니로’의 주요 특징은 △차로유지보조, 고속도로주행보조 등 최첨단 ADAS 사양 동급 최초적용 △전방 충돌방지 보조, 차로 이탈방지 보조 등 소비자 선호사양 기본화 △단단하고 역동적인 느낌을 주는 외장디자인 △심리스(Seamless)한 하이그로시 크래쉬 패드로 구현된 미래적인 내장 디자인이다.
기아차는 미래지향적 친환경차에 걸맞은 최첨단 ADAS 사양을 더 뉴 니로에 다수 탑재했다.
더 뉴 니로에는 기아차의 첨단 주행 신기술 브랜드인 ‘드라이브 와이즈(Drive Wise)’의 △차로유지보조(LFA, Lane Following Assist) △고속도로주행보조(HDA, Highway Driving Assist) △스마트 크루즈 컨트롤 정차 및 재출발 기능 포함(SCC w/S&G, Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go) 등이 신규 적용됐다.
차로를 인식하고 차선을 넘어가는 것을 막아주는 기존 방식에서 한 단계 더 진화해 정중앙 주행을 돕는 차로유지보조(LFA, Lane Following Assist)는 고속도로는 물론 국도 및 일반 도로에서도 작동해 운전자의 편의성을 높여준다.
또한 소비자 선호사양인 △전방충돌방지보조(FCA) △차로이탈방지보조(LKA, Lane Keeping Assist) △운전자 주의경고(DAW, Driver Attention Warning) 하이빔 보조(HBA : High Beam Assist) 등을 전트림 기본 적용했다.
더 뉴 니로는 기존 모델의 정체성을 이어가면서 보다 단단하고 역동적인 SUV 이미지, 친환경 이미지를 강화했다.
전면부는 △3D 입체감의 다이아몬드 형상 파라메트릭 패턴(가운데서 바깥으로 흩뿌려져 나가는 패턴)을 적용한 라디에이터 그릴 △그릴 하단부에 적용된 크롬 △새로운 하단부 범퍼 △화살촉 형상의 듀얼 LED DRL(주간주행등) △신규 디자인의 프로젝션 헤드램프 등을 적용해 역동적이며 강렬한 느낌을 완성했다.
기아차는 더 뉴 니로의 후면부 범퍼 디자인을 변경해 단단함과 안정감을 더했다.
LED 리어 콤비네이션 램프는 신규 그래픽이 적용돼 더 깔끔하고 넓어 보이는 느낌을 주며, △전면부 주간주행등과 비슷한 화살촉 형상의 후면부 리플렉터 △강렬한 느낌의 각진 리어 스키드 플레이트 등을 적용했다.
이 밖에도 △기존 휠보다 스포크가 더 얇아지고 개수가 많아져 세련된 느낌을 주는 18인치 신규 휠 디자인 △고급스러운 크롬 도어 사이드실 몰딩 등이 적용됐다.
더 뉴 니로의 내장 디자인은 하이그로시 재질이 크래쉬 패드를 이음새 없이 매끄럽게 감싸 하나로 연결돼 보이는 심리스(Seamless) 콘셉트가 특징이다.
△심리스(Seamless) 콘셉트로 미래적인 느낌을 주며, 분할 화면, 주행 중 후방영상 디스플레이가 가능한 와이드 10.25인치 내비게이션 △친환경차 특화된 디자인으로 스크린 공간 활용도가 높아져 다양한 정보 전달이 가능한 동급 최대 7인치 슈퍼비전 클러스터 △AVN 아래로 수평 배치된 에어벤트와 버튼 등으로 미래적이고 균형 잡힌 느낌을 더했다.
기아차는 노블레스 스페셜 트림에 △6가지 색상을 각각 4단계로 다양하게 조절 가능한 무드램프 △변속 및 회생제동량을 컨트롤할 수 있는 패들쉬프트 △오토홀드 기능이 포함된 전자식 파킹 브레이크를 적용해 운전자에게 최상의 만족을 선사한다.
더 뉴 니로의 △외장 컬러는 첨단 친환경차 이미지를 더하는 신규 색상 플래티넘 그라파이트, 호라이즌 블루를 포함해 총 6종 △내장 컬러는 블랙 원톤, 플럼 색상을 시트 가죽에 적용한 플럼 투톤, 크래쉬 패드 가니쉬와 시트 스티치에 포인트를 준 오렌지 포인트 등 등 총 3종으로 운영된다.
기아차는 한국 대표 친환경차 니로가 첨단 이미지를 대폭 강화한 더 뉴 니로로 탄생했으며 독보적인 실용성을 갖춘 최첨단 스마트 SUV로서 니로만의 독자적인 영역을 강화할 것이라고 밝혔다.
모델별 상세 가격은 하이브리드 △럭셔리 트림 2420만원 △프레스티지 트림 2590만원 △노블레스 트림 2800만원 △노블레스 스페셜 트림 2993만원 플러그인하이브리드 △노블레스 트림 3452만원 △노블레스 스페셜 트림 3674만원이다(개별소비세 3.5%, 세제 혜택 후 기준).
2019 제네바 모터쇼에 등장할 2019 메르세데스 AMG GT R 로드스터 고품질 사진들입니다.
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V8 4.0리터 트윈 터보로 최고출력 585마력, 최대토크 700Nm를 자랑합니다. 3.6초면 100km/h까지 가속할 수 있고 최고속도는 197mph에서 제한됩니다.
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Affalterbach. This combination is just irresistible and is limited to 750 units: Mercedes-AMG is combining its top model brimming with motorsport technology with the freedom of the open-air driving experience – crowning the model portfolio of open-top sports cars. The new AMG GT R Roadster (combined fuel consumption: 22.8 mpg (12.4 l/100 km); combined CO2 emissions: 284 g/km) is just as much at home on winding racetracks as it is on prestigious boulevards or beautiful coastal roads. With its powerful drive and expressive design it addresses a new, lifestyle-oriented target group which lives life to the full. The 430 kW/585 hp V8 biturbo, the adjustable coil-over suspension with active rear axle steering, the active aerodynamics and the intelligent lightweight construction form the foundations for highly dynamic handling characteristics. And like the other roadster models the open AMG GT R also has the triple-layer fabric soft top with a lightweight structure consisting of aluminium, magnesium and steel.
“The new AMG GT R Roadster is far more than the combination of the thrilling vehicle dynamics of the GT R with the special flair of our GT Roadsters. It is the essence of two worlds, blending to deliver our brand pledge, Driving Performance, in a very special way. With our GT R Roadster we have without doubt once again developed a brand-defining sports car. It too embodies Mercedes-AMG in form, function and vehicle dynamics and enriches our GT family with a highly exclusive variant limited to 750 units”, says Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Management Board of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.
The AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo in the AMG GT R Roadster delivers an output of 430 kW (585 hp) and maximum torque of 700 Nm. This is available over a wide engine speed range from 2100 to 5500 rpm. The eight-cylinder power unit delivers muscular performance in all engine speed ranges, combined with high efficiency. A sprint from standstill to 62 mph is absolved in 3.6 seconds. The dynamic power delivery continues right up to the top speed of 197 mph.
Wants to stay ahead even at a standstill: the exterior design
The low-slung front section and the forward-inclined AMG-specific radiator grille create a distinctive “shark nose” impression and make the car appear to sit lower on the road. At the same time, this shape lowers the vehicle’s back-pressure point, enhancing the flow of cooling air and the car’s aerodynamic performance.
The standard-fit LED High Performance headlamps strengthen the AMG GT family tie with their light signature. A tri-functional, arched light guide takes on the functions of daytime running light, navigation light and turn signals. The multi-chamber reflector system with three single reflectors each for dipped beam and main beam not only ensures optimal illumination of the roadway, but also gives the AMG GT Roadster a sporty, dynamic look which gains even more optical depth as the result of the black background.
The V-shaped arrow-like appearance of the front end also enhances the dynamic looks, thus embodying the uninhibited forwards thrust of the AMG GT R Roadster even before it moves. The front apron in jet wing design and the front splitter emphasise the car’s width. The large outer air inlets in the front apron guarantee the increased supply of cooling air to the engine. For this reason, they sport two aerodynamically shaped horizontal fins in place of meshes and as a result route the airflow to the radiators without loss.
Additional Air Curtains on the outside of the front apron calm the airflow, improving the Cd value of the open-top two-seater. Thanks to their narrow, vertical openings, the Air Curtains also guide the air specifically towards the wheel arches, optimising the flow properties. To ensure ideal airflow through the double wheel arch radiators, the roadster additionally features unique wheel arch liners with special cooling-air slits.
Not at all aloof: active aerodynamics profile for more precise handling and better road adhesion
An active aerodynamics profile is concealed almost invisibly in the underbody in front of the engine. Weighing around two kilograms, this light carbon-fibre element is speed-sensitive and automatically extends around 40 millimetres downwards depending on the drive programme. This process involves considerable change in the airflow and results in what is known as the Venturi effect, which additionally “sucks” the car onto the road and reduces the front-axle lift by around 40 kilograms at 155 mph. The aerodynamics profile automatically retracts again depending on the drive programme and speed.
The driver can feel the advantages in the steering: the roadster can be steered even more precisely when cornering at high speed and exhibits even better directional stability. Especially during fast cornering and under high lateral acceleration, the vehicle delivers far more agile response with clear steering-wheel feedback while remaining easily controllable at all times. In addition, the drag coefficient is improved. The downforce on the rear axle remains at an unchanged high level.
When the electrically operated profile is extended, the radiator air outlet opens at the front end and precisely guides the air flow towards the double rear diffuser, which leads to an optimal flow of air. This improves the handling stability of the rear axle while reducing the temperature level of the hotspots at the rear. At the same time, the aerodynamics measures ensure optimised stopping power by routing more cold air specifically to the wheel disks.