Sunday 19 August, 2018

Silver Star Motors launches first Mercedes-AMG GT R in Caribbean

Silver Star Motors, in association with Mercedes-Benz, last Wednesday held a private viewing of the Caribbean's first Mercedes-AMG GT R, nicknamed The Beast of Green Hell.

Celebrated as the first in the Caribbean, Silver Star Motors introduced the special Super Car at the Mercedes Showroom to a room filled with car aficionados and Mercedes-Benz experts.

The Mercedes-AMG line continues to grow and is expanding the top end of its product range with the introduction of the AMG GT R.

“The Mercedes-AMG GT R has raised the bar. We at Silver Star Motors were the first to introduce the Jamaican market to the Super Car genre with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG," said Duncan Stewart, Managing Director, Stewart’s Automotive Group.

"Now we are proud to introduce our totally new sport car concept from Mercedes-AMG: The AMG GT R, the first of its kind in the Caribbean, delivering benchmark driving technology," he continued.

"Imagine a handcrafted Mercedes that has a top speed of 319 kph, accelerates to 100 kph in 3.6 sec, has the throaty growl of a Bi-Turbo V8 which produces 577hp, with a distinctive sporty design that delivers an exceptionally emotional experience, and you will have painted the GT R's picture. I have never driven a car that delivers such a raw and unbridled driving experience and I am excited to share it with Jamaican Sports Car enthusiasts!”

The impressive dynamics and features of the Beast of Green Hell are just one of the many reasons why Stewart’s is committed to the Mercedes brand.

“The Stewart Family is super proud to be associated with the Mercedes-Benz brand, the best or nothing! It has been an exciting journey for us introducing innovative products and events such as the She’s Mercedes series. Over the last eight years we have been able to ignite the passion in Jamaica’s motoring public, creating fans and family. Tonight, we showcase the unique Mercedes-Benz experience, performance and style. We look forward to our continued path as Jamaica’s only family owned and operated dealership! We strive to be the best or nothing,” said Jackie Stewart Lechler, Managing Director, Stewart’s Automotive Group.

The third member of the AMG GT family is the new spearhead of the AMG model range. Featuring pioneering technologies, the AMG GT R was designed with racetrack use firmly in mind. Its development was largely based on vast motor-racing experience in AMG GT3 customer sport and the German Touring Car Masters. Figures such as 3.6 seconds from zero to 100 km/h and a top speed of 318 km/h, combined with the outstanding driving dynamics, will undoubtedly translate into extremely fast laps on the racetrack.

The new exclusive colour "AMG green hell magno" alone establishes a visual link to the "Green Hell", the nickname for the legendary "North Loop" of the Nurburgring, emphasising that the car's roots are firmly embedded in the racetrack. Sharpened racetrack performance comes courtesy of the intelligent lightweight construction incorporating aluminium and carbon, specific reinforcements in the body shell, the uprated twin-turbo V-8 engine with the specifically adapted seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, the innovative aerodynamics with active components, and the new suspension with active rear-wheel steering and uniball joints.

“I am so excited and honoured to be a part of the team introducing the Mercedes-AMG GT models to Jamaican and the Caribbean. So far we have imported three GT models: the GT, GT S and the only GT R in the Caribbean. Silver Star Motors and I are looking forward to sharing more of the AMG lifestyle with our loyal customers. The Best or Nothing!,” stated Amanda Lechler, Brand Manager, Silver Star Motors Ltd.

Mercedes AMG Launch