With a price tag of $157,000, the Mercedes-AMG GT R is one of the best bang-for-buck supercars you can get right now. The vehicle features a 4.0 Liter V8 bi-turbo engine, delivering 577 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque, allowing it to sprint from 0-62mph (0-100km/h) in just 3.5 seconds and to reach a top speed of 197mph (318km/h). It’s no wonder that DJ Skee – the owner of this gorgeous vehicle – decided to go with one of these for a daily driver.
The Mercedes-AMG GT R comes with exceptional driving dynamics, coming courtesy of the front mid-engine layout with a transaxle setup, boosted by extensively modified suspension, sophisticated aerodynamics, an active rear-axle steering, bespoke tires and intelligent lightweight design. The vehicle features several performance-oriented improvements. These include its weight reduction, aerodynamic tweaks, engine tuning, in turn allowing it to achieve the fastest-ever lap time on the Nürburgring Nordschleife. The time was set at 7:10.9 – conducted independently in a test drive by the magazine “Sport Auto” – a faster time through the “Green Hell” than any other road-going sports car ever tested at this utmost demanding racetrack.
As mentioned earlier, this Green Hell Magno Mercedes-AMG GT R belongs to DJ Skee. An American artist, television host, radio personality, philanthropist, and entrepreneur, DJ Skee rose to fame as the first DJ to discover superstar artists like Kendrick Lamar, Justin Bieber, Akon, Lorde, and Lady Gaga, amongst others. DJ Skee is also a petrolhead and a big fan of our wheel designs, so it was just natural that when he got his supercar, he turned to us for some new wheels.
In order to achieve a further customized look for his ride, he opted-in for a set of ADV.1 Advanced Series wheels. Namely, a set of ADV05 Track Spec Advanced Series wheels was on the menu. The ADVANCED SERIES is our most engineered and strength tested wheel line to date. This new Series raised the industry standard in almost every category imaginable: from aesthetic wheel design & strength testing, right down to the wheel packaging. Every traditional step involved in creating a wheel line was rewritten in order to advance what is currently considered premium in the high end exotic and luxury car world.
The wheels are installed in sizes of 20×10 and 21×12 in the front and rear, respectively. They feature a finish combination that features a Matte Black front face, Gloss Black lips, and custom Green Hell Magno barrels. Furthermore, the wheels come with 50/50 Exposed Titanium hardware option, making them a fitting addition to this high-performance vehicle in every way.
Thanks to a detailed photoshoot done at Pirelli World, you can grab a look at this beautiful build right below.