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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.

11 things to know about the most powerful F1 safety car Mercedes-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

11 things to know about the most powerful F1 safety car Mercedes-AMG GT R

The AMG GT R is the 11th official F1 safety car.

11 things to know about the most powerful F1 safety car Mercedes-AMG GT R

Top speed of 318km/h.

11 things to know about the most powerful F1 safety car Mercedes-AMG GT R

Powerful 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine producing 585hp.

11 things to know about the most powerful F1 safety car Mercedes-AMG GT R

Wide front and rear wings allow an increased track width for optimum grip and even higher cornering speeds.

11 things to know about the most powerful F1 safety car Mercedes-AMG GT R

The lightweight forged wheels are likewise designed for maximum driving dynamics.

11 things to know about the most powerful F1 safety car Mercedes-AMG GT R

3.6 seconds for the sprint from 0-100km/h.

11 things to know about the most powerful F1 safety car Mercedes-AMG GT R

The AMG Track Package with roll-over protection system and the ceramic high-performance compound braking system are on board as optional extras.

11 things to know about the most powerful F1 safety car Mercedes-AMG GT R

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.

11 things to know about the most powerful F1 safety car Mercedes-AMG GT R

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.

11 things to know about the most powerful F1 safety car Mercedes-AMG GT R

Data management for the visual communication solutions is handled by an InCar Hotspot with WLAN wireless network.