The AMG GT R is the quickest Safety Car in the sport's history so far
A new Mercedes-AMG Safety Car will be used in the up-coming 2018 F1 season and will debut at this weekend's opening round in Melbourne, Australia.
The AMG GT R is the quickest Safety Car in the sport's history so far, with the top-of-the-line model's 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine producing 585hp and powering it to a top speed of 318km/h (198mph).
The AMG GT R is the 11th Official F1 Safety Car to have been provided by Mercedes-AMG and replaces the AMG GT S, which was first used in 2015.
2018 marks Mercedes-AMG's 23rd consecutive season leading the F1 field around the race track when wet weather, accidents or debris require its deployment.
The powerful AMG GT R features the driving dynamics of the AMG GT3 race car and spent a large part of its development being honed on the "Green Hell", the Nürburgring Nordschleife.