11 things to know about the most powerful F1 safety car Mercedes-AMG GT R
Never before has Mercedes-AMG packed so much motorsport technology into a production vehicle as into the AMG GT R.
The Mercedes-AMG GT R is the most powerful safety car in the sport's history so far. All Image Courtesy: Daimler AG
The AMG GT R is the 11th official F1 safety car.
Powerful 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine producing 585hp.
Wide front and rear wings allow an increased track width for optimum grip and even higher cornering speeds.
The lightweight forged wheels are likewise designed for maximum driving dynamics.
3.6 seconds for the sprint from 0-100km/h.
The AMG Track Package with roll-over protection system and the ceramic high-performance compound braking system are on board as optional extras.
Official FIA F1 Safety Car driver Bernd Mayländer focuses on the track and at the same time keeps an eye on the field in the rear-view mirror, co-driver Richard Darker maintains radio contact with race control.
AMG GT R has two iPads, display of the left one shows the international TV broadcast and right one can feature either an animated display of the current position of the vehicles or show current lap times.
Data management for the visual communication solutions is handled by an InCar Hotspot with WLAN wireless network.