Mercedes-AMG GT R sets the record for the ‘Fastest Lap by a Production Car’ at Buddh International Circuit

Mercedes-AMG GT R clocks the ‘fastest lap ever’
by a production car at the Buddh International
Circuit; zips through the F1 track in 02:09.853
Ahead of its India debut, the ‘Beast of the Green Hell’ sets the
track on fire from Nürburgring to BIC
 The AMG GT R, ‘Beast of the Green Hell’ sets a new record to gain the title
of the fastest production car on the Buddh International Circuit (BIC)
 The AMG GT R scorched the BIC track at a record lap time of 2 mins 09.853
secs, becoming the fastest production car ever to accomplish this record
 German born Christian Hohenadel, successful as an AMG Driver, created
the fastest lap record in the AMG GT R
 The earlier ‘Fastest Lap’ (2:14.521) at Buddh International Circuit clocked
by a Mercedes-Benz vehicle, was the legendary SLS AMG in March, 2013

New Delhi / Gr. Noida: Just ahead of its India debut on 21 st August, Mercedes-AMG’s
latest sportscar for Indian customers, created the ‘fastest ever lap’ by any production
car at India’s famed F1 circuit, the Buddh International Circuit. The lap timing set at 2
minutes and 09:853 seconds is the fastest lap timing by any production car on the
circuit. The speed test was conducted by FMSCI and the AMG GT R was driven on the
track by AMG Driver Christian Hohenadel.

Roland Folger, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India: “We are highly
thrilled with the accomplishment of the ‘Beast of the Green Hell’, which spearheads
Mercedes-AMG’s model range globally. The Mercedes-AMG GT R which has spent a
large portion of its development time at the Green Hell of the Nürburgring has proven its

racing mettle at our very own Buddh International Circuit. It is only fitting that ahead of
its India debut, the Mercedes-AMG GT R, holds the title of clocking the fastest lap ever
by a production car in India. Mercedes-Benz has a formidable presence in the racing
and motorsports arena, and this strong lineage is present in our vehicle design and
technology, both in performance and aesthetics. The AMG GT R is an embodiment of
Mercedes-AMG’s global expertise in creating a sports car that every performance
enthusiast around the world, would like to own and experience every day.”

Mr. Akbar Ebrahim , President FMSCI , commented, “The FMSCI is happy to have
been part of this record attempt by Mercedes-Benz India . Our Technical delegate Mr.
Raj Kapoor supervised the entire test and is happy to note that a new lap record has
been created at the Buddh International Circuit by a production car, the Mercedes–AMG
GT R. The FMSCI congratulated Mercedes-Benz India on this achievement and wishes
them the very best in the introduction of this sports car in the Indian market.”

Numerous innovations and modifications bear witness that the road-going sports car
has racing DNA in its blood. The foundations for such exceptional driving dynamics
come courtesy of the front mid-engine layout with transaxle, a 430 kW(585 hp) V8
biturbo engine, extensively modified suspension, sophisticated aerodynamics, active
rear-axle steering, bespoke tyres and intelligent lightweight design.

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For more details, please visit www.mercedes-benz.co.in
Media Contact: Mercedes-Benz India Pvt. Ltd.:
Shekhar Das Chowdhury | shekhar.daschowdhury@daimler.com |+91 98508 36477
Reuben George | reuben.george@daimler.com | +91 9823969057
About Mercedes-Benz India:
Established in 1994, Mercedes-Benz India Pvt. Ltd. pioneered the luxury car market in India and boasts
of more than 130 years of cutting edge innovation in the luxury automobile industry globally. Set up in

2009, Mercedes-Benz India’s world class production facility is spread over 100 acres in Chakan near
Pune. Since June 2015, Mercedes-Benz India also commenced production from its new expanded
production facility located in the same premises. Mercedes-Benz India is part of Mercedes-Benz’s
Global Production Network. It plays an important role in the CKD/MVP production network in Brazil,
Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. At these locations, Mercedes-Benz produces vehicles in
various extension levels for domestic markets.
The production facility now carries an investment of INR 1000+ crores and has the largest installed
production capacity for any luxury carmaker in India. Mercedes-Benz India also has the largest network
spread amongst any luxury carmaker, with presence in 42 Indian cities through 87 outlets. Through the
exclusive AMG Performance Centres located in 5 metros including Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad,
Bangalore and Pune; the AMG performance sub-brand of Mercedes-Benz also boasts of a strong retail
network presence in the country.
Mercedes-Benz India’s flagship programme, ‘My Mercedes, My Service’ launched in 2016, aims to
completely redefine the after-sales experience by digitalizing service process and create unparalleled
benchmark in the luxury car service domain. The launch of ‘Mercedes-Benz Approved Tyres’ in
February 2017, and the ‘Approve Advanced Programme’ in May 2017, is also integral to the ‘My
Mercedes, My Service’ campaign. ‘My Mercedes, My Service’ aims at enhancing the customer’s vehicle
ownership experience manifold, making after-sales experience as the new differentiator in the luxury car
segment. With the use of big data and in-depth knowledge of the driving pattern of Indian customers,
Mercedes-Benz has been able to drive successfully, low cost of ownership for its customers.
Mercedes-Benz India product portfolio comprises the locally produced Mercedes Maybach S 500, S-
Class, E-Class, C-Class, CLA luxury sedans and the GLA, GLC, GLE and the GLS luxury SUVs.
The CKD GLC was the 9th product added to Mercedes-Benz’s local production portfolio. Completely
Built imported cars portfolio includes the A-Class, B-Class, CLS, E-Class Cabriolet, S-Class Coupé, C-
Class Cabriolet, S-Class Cabriolet and the S 600 Guard a range of other Guard vehicles etc. The
product portfolio also comprises the iconic off-roader Mercedes-AMG G 63 as well as a wide range of
other Mercedes-AMG performance

Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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