Mercedes has finally launched the much hyped AMG GT. The Mercedes AMG GT replaces the SLS AMG but Mercedes insists it is not a replacement.
One look at the car and you can see the clear inspiration was the SLS, but the AMG GT looks quite modern and up-to-date, not that the SLS was ageing or anything. The AMG GT features the same layout as the SLS, a big V8 plonked in the front which drives the rear wheels. Being entirely made and built by AMG, the AMG GT promises to be tail-happy and make your everyday drive fun.
The engine is now a turbocharged 4.0 litre V8 which results in 462 PS of power and 600 Nm of torque. The rear wheels are driven through a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox which propel the car from 0-100 kmph in just 4 seconds. Mercedes will launch another version of the car, the AMG GT S.
The GT S will feature the same engine but with an additional power of 50 PS, the total comes to 510 PS and 650 Nm of torque. This covers the 0-100 kmph segment in just 3.8 seconds and can go upto 310 kmph. The standard AMG GT is electronically limited to 304 kmph.
On the inside, the GT gets a flat bottomed steering wheel, a roof mounted control panel for hazard lights and seat heaters, a large infotainment center and circular air vents. The retractable spoiler can be controlled from the roof mounted control panel.
Forged alloy wheels, dynamic engine and gearbox mounts, large carbon ceramic brakes sweeten the deal on the AMG GT. The ESP can be fully turned OFF, unlike most cars, to continue the skidding dynamics of the SLS in the AMG GT.
The Mercedes AMG GT will be the star at the Paris Motor Show next month and will be available on sale in 2015. The expected price for the GT is around £110,000 and £120,000 for the GT S. The Porsche 911 and the Oh-so-gorgeous Jaguar F-Type better watch out.