Performance is in the air, and in the active aerodynamics.
The active aerodynamics of the Mercedes-AMG GT R are a particular highlight. At speeds of 80 km/h or more the active aerodynamics profile, an ultra-light carbon component in the underbody, automatically moves downward by about 40 millimetres and changes the airflow. The resulting Venturi effect sucks the car, as it were, more closely to the road, so improving cornering ability and handling stability at high speeds. The AIRPANEL consists of 14 vertical louvres below the radiator grille, which open and close in less than a second. Closed, they reduce the wind resistance. Open, they allow efficient cooling of the engine. The increased cooling requirement of the engine in the Mercedes-AMG GT R is also met by the AMG Panamericana grille and the large outer air intakes in the front apron. Additional Air Curtains on the outside further serve to calm the airflow. Over and above these elements the rear aerofoil, with stepless manual adjustment, and the double diffuser likewise play their part in significantly improving aerodynamic performance.