BSTC Performance Mercedes-AMG GT R

May 4, 2022 By Mike
Last updated on May 4, 2022

BSTC-Performance: Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro doppelgänger with 900 hp

The experts at BS Teile Center, a company based in Buchholz (Aller), are not “tuners” in the strictest sense of the word. Instead, they are long-time specialists in the sale of used Mercedes parts – especially for AMG models. Despite this, Uwe Schorsch and his team regularly “rework” Mercedes and AMG models under a label created specifically for such projects: BSTC-Performance. By relying primarily on original parts from model variants with superior features and drive systems, the BSTC team underscore the high degree of customization that such OEM upgrades can achieve. This approach can still yield dividends with absolute top-of-the-range models – as BSTC-Performance demonstrated with the AMG GT R shown here!

In visual terms, the Swabian powerhouse has been extensively remodeled with original AMG parts to reflect the look of the GT R Pro, which naturally included a rejuvenating facelift. The entire front bumper, including the braced carbon-fiber blade attachments and carbon-fiber flaps, the fender flares with integrated louvers, the side skirts with carbon-fiber inserts, the carbon-fiber rear wing with Gurney flap, and the rear bumper bar with a striking carbon-fiber diffuser to the side are all taken from the GT R Pro. In addition, the technicians installed new headlights and rear lights.

The AMG Performance forged rims with a star design in a titanium gray matt finish and the high-sheen rim flanges are also from the GT R Pro. Measuring in at 10×19″ on the steering axle and 12×20″ on the drive axle, they have been fitted with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires in OEM dimensions 285/30R19 and 335/25R20 – each 10mm wider than in the civilian GT R. This overhaul even extended to the brake calipers, which were upgraded with original parts. The calipers on the GT R are gold, while on the GT R Pro they are exclusively black. As a finishing touch, BSTC-Performance added the characteristic GT R Pro emblem with a green “R” on a checkered flag background to the BSTC design body, featuring glistening Sunflower Matt Metallic wrapping. By contrast, the “normal” GT R has a silver “R” on a yellow background.

But that’s not all! While the genuine GT R Pro features extensive aerodynamics and chassis upgrades compared to the GT R, its powertrain remained unchanged, comprising the 585 hp variant of the 4.0-liter V8 biturbo with dry sump lubrication (M 178) and the AMG SPEEDSHIFT 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. As a result, an upgrade with original parts would hardly have been worthwhile. All the same, the BSTC-Performance engineers didn’t want to leave it untouched! They decided to swap out the OEM turbocharger in favor of a Weistec Engineering W.4 upgrade. At the same time as the beefier exhaust-driven turbochargers, they also installed Wagner air coolers and IPE downpipes with 200-cell sport catalytic converters. In the engine bay, the Weistec turbochargers’ red housings clearly show where the power comes from, while the ARMA carbon-fiber intake with its shimmering fiber material continues the bodywork’s carbon-fiber design. And, following the obligatory software upgrade, the figures are certainly impressive: the performance diagram indicates 903 hp – something even the AMG GT Black Series can’t match!

To ensure stable and efficient use of this powerful engine, the BSTC specialists also upgraded the AMG SPEEDSHIFT 7-speed transmission from the AMG GT R, including a reinforced clutch.

Further facts about this vehicle as well as all pricing and delivery information can be obtained directly from:

BS Teile Center / BSTC-Performance
An der Autobahn 35
29690 Buchholz (Aller)
Tel.: +49 (0)5071 9680113