Mercedes-Benz has decided to get every rich person's mouth salivating.

The German automaker revealed recently that the 2018 AMG GT R Coupe will start at $157,000 and be available at dealers in the summer. Tested on the storied Nurburgring Nordschleife race track, Mercedes says the AMG GT R was faster than any other rear-wheel-drive road-going sports car ever tested with a lap time of just 7:10.9.

Makes sense considering what's under the hood of the car known as the "Beast of the Green Hell." The AMG GT R has a 4.0 litre V8 biturbo engine rated at 577 horsepower. It weighs a mere 3,428 pounds. 

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