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8 Reasons Why My AMG GT R is the Perfect Gumball 3000 Supercar!

I've chosen to drive my Mercedes-AMG GT R for the 2018 Gumball 3000 supercar rally from London to Tokyo, and here are 8 reasons why I think it's the perfect car for the job! With the grid featuring all sorts of supercars, hypercars, track toys, classics and anything on 4 wheels; what actually makes the best car for the purpose?

Since taking delivery of the AMG GT R last year, I haven't been able to stop driving it. The car features a brilliant balance of performance and speed with comfort and practicality that make it a great machine to use for many purposes and daily driving. In no particular order, my 8 reasons to choose the GT R on the Gumball 3000 are:

1) It's a special and rare car! Let's be honest, on the Gumball 3000 you want something that's able to hold its own on the grid.

2) Inside you can find great storage; from the cup holders to door pouches - ideal for cameras, water bottles and things you have on the move.

3) With a mid-front V8 and rear wheel drive; quite literally it's a GT or a Grand Tourer - set up for long distance travelling and road trips.

4) Keeping gear fully juiced up is critical on the rally; you never know when you might need a fully charged phone or camera and the car has fast ports to help with this

5) Being a hatchback, the rear compartment is easily accessible by the occupants on the move - saving time if you need to grab something without needing to stop and get out.

6) Being a Mercedes product, it's loaded with tech like the 9-stage traction control if you fancy lighting up the rear tyres, or the radar system for cruise control and safety up front.

7) With a RENNtech downpipe, it's noisy! Well, any AMG product tends to sound rather good, but this one is just incredible.

8) It also happens to be really very, very fast. Having driven this car up to 205mph (331km/h) myself I can vouch for that! Just what you need on the Gumball 3000.

So there we have it, my 8 reasons for the AMG GT R as the perfect car to drive on the Gumball 3000. Alongside it, other cars that appeal to me for similar purposes are the Ferrari 812superfast and Lexus LFA; that 2-seat front-engine but very much sporty GT style of supercar.

Check out my Team Shmee150 Gumball 3000 t-shirt here:

Thanks for watching, Tim


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added on 7 Aug. 2018


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