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2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R Shows Up on the Street with Hilarious Camouflaged Wing

The Mercedes-AMG GT R may have escaped from its Green Hell cage, but Affalterbach's (partial) competitor for the yet-unrevealed Porsche 911 GT2 isn't supposed to hit the streets until next year.
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Nevertheless, an AMG Green Hell Mango example has recently been spotted on the roads of its home country. If you happen to be among the lucky future owners, you shouldn't fret - nobody got ahead of you on the list, or at least the footage we have here doesn't bring any proof for that.

Instead, we're dealing with an example of late tweaking, as confirmed by the number plates (Ludwigsburg is less than half of hour of driving away from the mothership).

Oh, and let's not forget the hilarious camouflage on the generously-sized rear wing of the 2017 GT R seen here. Speaking of which, the wing is part of an aero package that also includes an active flap found at the nose of the supercar - engage Race mode at over 50 mph and this will change its position, reducing front-axle lift and basically making the front tires more obedient. Factor in the active rear steering, a premiere for the Mercedes-AMG GT, and you'll end up with one twist-friendly machine.

This is just a part of the added goodies that come with the R label, but fret not, the overall weight has actually been decreased - we're talking about a 33 lbs diet thanks to the use of carbon fiber for the fenders, roof and driveshaft.

As for the twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 of the Affalterbach velocity tool, this was gifted with a new turbo setup, which delivers superior boost pressure, allowing the engine to churn out 577 hp.

How will the one in the driver's seat be able to live with the violent high-output-RWD-rear-steer combo? The 9-stage (yes, we said nine-stage) traction control should help the driver a bit.

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