The 2018 Formula 1 season is about to kick off and this year the Mercedes-AMG GT R will be the most powerful Official FIA F1 Safety Car of all time. With 577 horsepower and a top speed of 197 mph, the AMG GT R is not only the most powerful safety car, but also the fastest ever.
“I am very much looking forward to my new company car. It is an absolute highlight in terms of driving dynamics and is one level higher up still than the AMG GT S of recent years. Of course, ideally the safety car should be deployed as rarely as possible – but when we have to safely bunch up the Formula 1 field and lead it around the track, we will be superbly equipped with the AMG GT R”, says Bernd Mayländer, who will again be the driver of the Official FIA F1 Safety Car in the new season.
Compared to the standard Mercedes-AMG GT R, the safety car gets a carbon fiber air scoop, a light bar on the roof and F1 livery. The carbon fiber air scoop is designed to offer the least possible air resistance while at the same time providing for an aerodynamically optimized flow of air towards the rear aerofoil.
Inside there are two Apple iPads plus an InCar Hotspot and WLAN wireless network to keep the driver connected. The trunk is also loaded with emergency equipment, including a defibrillator and respirator.