Welcome the new Mercedes-AMG GT (and GT S)!

September 17, 2014

Last week (Sept. 9th), Mercedes-Benz debuted the Mercedes-AMG in Affalterbach, Germany. The new GT V8 sports car hit the motor sports world from its birthplace.

With a lighter body as a must for ensuring stability and speed in the sports world, the new GT’s lightweight aluminum body enhances the driving experience, too. The vehicle’s overall looks ooze sports car superiority with the concept of a front mid-engine with transaxle.

The AMG’s 4.0L V8 Biturbo engine is a new addition improving the car’s performance, while the GT boasts 462hp and the GT S has a good 510hp.

“The Mercedes-AMG GT shows sports car enthusiasts around the world what AMG is capable of”, said Prof Thomas Weber, member of the Daimler Board of Management responsible for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development, and stressed Mercedes-AMG’s importance within Daimler’s engineering network.

“With its technological substance, the Mercedes-AMG GT fulfills our high standards with regard to driving dynamics, agility and sportiness. It has been ‘handcrafted by racers’, and shows that we make our customers’ dreams come true”, said Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.

May we add how road-worthy this edgy new ride is? It goes from 0-100kph in 4 seconds reaching a top speed of 304kph (GT S goes from 0-100kph in 3.8 seconds and has a top speed of 310kph). Not to mention the influence professional racers have had on the car’s design.

The car’s cockpit theme is based on an “aviation design” that gives the car a comfortable setting while keeping a modern and luxurious appeal thanks to the full AMG insertions. 

by micha
Micheline has a a sweet-tooth for dark chocolate and cappuccinos, an almost obsessive-compulsive aversion to dust on Blu-ray discs, and a passion for regularly playing tennis on her Nintendo Wii. Matched with her love of writing, she is the Editor of T3 Middle East's Levant English publication and English website, and the Associated Editor for the GCC English publication.