As we get closer to the 2014 Paris Motor Show, more and more information surfaces about the highlight of the show, the Mercedes AMG-GT. This time around, we bring you the official sketches, a few officially released pictures of the interior of the AMG-GT along with rendered images of the car.
The Mercedes AMG-GT is said to replace the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG sport car model. The Mercedes AMG-GT model shall not be a mere successor to the SLS AMG rather, it will be one of those cars built by Mercedes, that will “redefine history” with its superior design, aggressive styling and a lightning fast and powerful engine. With the launch of the AMG-GT around the corner, much hype is created about the car and we will tell you why.
The AMG-GT will be powered by a 4.0 liter, twin-turbo V8 engine, which comes in two-states of tune. The first version, labelled the AMG-GT-S will produce a mind-blowing 510 PS of power and 650 Nm of torque- the AMG-GT-S may be able to clock 0- 100 km/h in approx 3.9 seconds and moving onto a top speed of about 312 km/h. The other version gets just the GT tag and will produce 462 PS of power.
The Mercedes AMG-GT, sports the most “iconic” design and style fabricated by the German manufacturer. As seen in the sketches as well as the rendered images, the Mercedes AMG-GT’s design structure is based on the Coke bottle technology-which includes a long front bonnet, a small and narrow glass-house, followed by a stubby boot and minimal rear overhang. The new AMG-GT sports, conventional front hinged doors, a new bold front grille, pulled back headlamps, the large lower air-dams and the character vents behind the front wheel arches, add the athletic character to sum up the front facade of the AMG-GT.
Moving to the rear, one sports the Active rear spoiler, neat and slim tail lamps, like on the S-class coupe and rectangular quad exhausts which give the AMG-GT a refined yet restrained look.
The most amazing and talked about feature of the AMG-GT is its interior design – heavily inspired by an aviation and jet theme, the AMG-GT gets a roof mounted controls, turbine-like AC vents and a center console designed like an airplane air-duct. The center console features a standing touchscreen infotainment display with controls on both sides of the gear stick for the driver to play with. On the whole, the interior of the AMG-GT gives its driver the feeling, that one is sitting in a cockpit ready for take off.
The Mercedes AMG-GT is all set for launch this October and it may land in the Indian market in 2015 or be the highlight of the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo. With competitors such as the Audi R8, Porche 911 and Jaguar F-type, the AMG-GT will really have to redefine all boundaries.
Render Source: AutocarUK