To top off my visit to AMG in Affalterbach, let’s go up close with an AMG GT R and run through the spec options that I have chosen for my car when it arrives later this year. Spoilers below!

It must be one of the hottest new cars of the moment and after attending the press launch at the end of last year I can see why – and obviously am rather pleased I had put down a deposit for one. The AMG GT R is not only impressive in terms of looks but the performance is incredible; breaking track records including just setting a new time at Bathurst, Australia that breaks the previous record by 9 seconds!

Here goes, my spec… The big one is the colour and I have chosen to order my GT R in straight black, yes no bright colour because I am fully of the intention to swap it around, go through various permutations and configurations during the time I own the car and use it (probably a little excessively). It will wear the RXC lightweight wheels and have the Dinamica alcantara interior with yellow stitch, yellow seatbelts and the interior carbon fibre package. I have opted for the rear wing and mirrors to be visual carbon to match the roof, take yellow calipers, and added the Premium package (with Burmester system, reversing camera, and more) as well as Adaptive cruise control package. The theme of the ‘stock’ car prior to wrapping is of course stealthy black with yellow highlights in the calipers and interior; so I’ll have to tread carefully with my wrap colours!

I’m expecting to take delivery of my car towards the end of 2017, I would estimate October but this is unknown at this stage. Cars will be delivered in the UK in order that deposits were placed, Mercedes UK are currently distributing allocations.