The new Mercedes-AMG GT and AMG GT R PRO
At its debut four years ago, the AMG GT confidently sought out competition on the world-wide sports car scene - and conquered a large part of the...
The new AMG-GT is the second all-new V8 sports car developed entirely in-house by AMG. The two-tier UK model range comprises the 462 hp AMG GT, followed by the more powerful 510 hp AMG GT S.
Designed by a team led by Gorden Wagener, Vice President of Design, Daimler AG and developed entirely in house by AMG, led by its Chairman, Tobias Moers, the GT is an all-new two seater sports car that combines AMG hallmarks of exhilarating performance and true driver engagement, with long-distance comfort and every-day practicality.
Both the AMG GT and AMG GT S are powered by a new 3,982 cc biturbo petrol V8 engine. Codenamed M178, this alloy-intensive hand-assembled engine draws on AMG’s extensive motorsport success, and features dry sump lubrication, rear differential and responsive seven-speed dual clutch gearbox.
In the AMG GT, the engine generates 462 hp at 6,000 rpm and 600 Nm of torque at 1,600 – 5,000 rpm, resulting in a 4.0 second sprint to 62 mph and a 189 mph top speed. Provisional combined economy and of CO2 emissions figures are 30.4 mpg and 216 g/km.
In the AMG GT S, the engine is tuned to deliver 510 hp at 6,250 rpm and 650 Nm of torque at 1,750 – 4,750 rpm, resulting in a 3.8 second sprint to 62 mph and a 193 mph top speed. Provisional combined economy and of CO2 emissions figures are 30.1 mpg and 219 g/km.
Built at Sindelfingen, the AMG GT features a largely aluminium chassis structure that is both immensely stiff and light - the structure weighs just 231 kg – and a strategic mix of steel and magnesium componentry results in a low 1,540 kg and a nigh-perfect 47 per cent front and 53 per cent rear weight bias.
The AMG GT’s generously-appointed two-seater cabin combines tactile top-drawer materials such as nappa leather, carbon and aluminium, with advanced technology, including an 8.4-inch central screen with COMAND functionality.
Aerodynamic devices are deployed to aid both balance and cooling. The rear wing deploys automatically while under the bonnet an adaptive duct feeds cool air into the so called ‘hot-V’ of the twin turbochargers housed between the two cylinder banks.
Standard front brakes on the AMG GT measure 360 mm in diameter, while those on the GT S grow to 390 mm, to deliver exceptional braking performance. The optional ceramic composite front discs measure 402 mm in diameter. The GT is fitted with 255/35 R19 tyres at the front and 295/35 R 19 rear tyres – the GT S is equipped with 265/35 R 19 tyres at the front and 295/30 R 20 tyres at the rear.
The Mercedes-AMG GT has a length x width x height x wheelbase of 4,546 x 1,939 x 1,289 x 2,630 mm. It has a kerbweight from 1,540 kg, and a boot capacity of 350 litres.
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