AMG GT Coupé

Handcrafted by Racers.

 

General information

Overview.

The Mercedes-AMG high-performance stable has produced some extraordinary vehicles in recent years: not least the sensational SLS AMG. But even by their own remarkable standards, the new Mercedes-AMG GT is something very, very special.

Handcrafted by racers

It’s a thoroughbred sports car, a celebration of the sheer joy of driving. With its sublime styling, supremely balanced handling, and breathtaking performance, the Mercedes-AMG GT is a Gran Turismo in the grand tradition. Equally at home on the race track, the autobahn, or winding mountain passes, it combines blistering acceleration – 0-62 mph in as little as 3.8 seconds – with exemplary long journey comfort.

Lightweight

Lightweight construction and front mid-engine design ensures optimum weight distribution, making the Mercedes-AMG GT incredibly fleet-footed yet perfectly poised. You can even tailor driving characteristics to suit your taste, while the aviation-inspired cockpit exemplifies high-performance luxury. And then there’s the sound of the engine at full roar. That just has to be heard to be believed.

Performance

First, the engine. A muscular 4.0-litre V8 biturbo, it produces 462 hp, 600 Nm of torque and powers the Mercedes-AMG GT from 0 to 62mph in just 4.0 seconds. Opt for the Mercedes-AMG GT S and the figures are even more remarkable: boasting an uprated 510 hp and 650 Nm, it clocks 0-62 mph in an eye-watering 3.8 seconds.

But sports car performance is about more than just straight line speed: it’s about balance and agility, touch and response. And the Mercedes-AMG GT delivers on all counts.

Its front-mid mounted engine layout provides an optimal weight distribution between the front and rear axles of 47% to 53%. So you enjoy incredibly agile, assured handling. It’s extremely lightweight too – crafted largely from aluminium and carbon fibre, the bodyshell weighs just 233 kg. Yet it retains excellent torsional rigidity, ensuring outstanding stability and driving dynamics.

Exterior

One look at the new Mercedes-AMG GT is all it takes to appreciate the cars perfectly judged proportions and dynamic styling. The long, sweeping bonnet with expressive front section creates poise and presence from the front. The distinctive glasshouse, set far to the back of the car features a sloping ‘fastback’ roofline and tail which accentuate the wide, powerful rear. At once elegant and athletic, this is a car that simply demands to be driven.

Signature design features include the single louvre radiator grille and LED high-performance headlamps, and the ‘V8 BITURBO’ lettering on the front wings. At the rear, there’s an electrically extending aerofoil, plus the switchable AMG performance exhaust system, with two chrome-plated twin tailpipes providing a thrilling soundtrack to your journey.

Interior

The Mercedes-AMG GT cockpit redefines high-performance luxury. Materials and finishes are second to none, from the exquisite nappa leather upholstery to the silver chrome trim.

Aviation design, as with all the latest sports cars from Mercedes-Benz, is a key theme: there’s the wing-like dashboard, the stylised air vents, the striking centre console with AMG drive unit. But this is no mere flight of fancy: every element demonstrates function as well as form.

The low-slung, sculpted AMG Sports seats, for example, offer outstanding lateral support - essential in a car this quick and agile. And the distinctive AMG Performance steering wheel’s intuitive, multifunction design ensures that operating the Mercedes-AMG GT soon becomes second nature. So you can concentrate on enjoying the ride.