AMG GT Will show proof of what AMG can do



Looking to take a bite of the class leaders in the segment, Mercedes-Benz has tried to redefine the segment by introducing the AMG GT. The coupe will come in two variations: AMG GT and GT S. The coupes will have 4.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V-8 engines that make 456 and 503 horsepower, respectively. The GT S also has 479 pound-feet of torque, and will accelerate from zero-to-60 mph in 3.7 seconds and on to a top speed of 193 mph. . A seven-speed dual-clutch transmission with paddle shifters and five drive modes drives the rear wheels.

A sports exhaust system, electronic locking differential and adjustable sport suspension will be standard, while carbon ceramic brakes will be available optional. The GT’s frame is 90% aluminum – only the trunk lid is made from steel.

A year after the GT S goes on sale, Mercedes will offer the less powerful GT model. It uses the same engine and transmission, but it has 456 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. It will like cost around $10,000 to $15,000 less than the GT S.

“We are venturing out into a challenging sports car segment with its top-class competitive field,” Thomas Weber, head of Mercedes’ global R&D, said in a statement. “This is an incentive and motivation for us at the same time to prove to sports car enthusiasts around the world the kind of performance that AMG is capable of.”