The 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe price will start at $157,995.
The GT-R is $24,600 more expensive than the 503-hp GT-S, and $44,600 more expensive the base GT Coupe. Weighing in at 3,428 pounds, the GT-R blazes from 0-60 mph in scant 3.5 seconds. The AMG seven-speed dual-clutch transmission channells power to the rear wheels. The GT-R’s coil-over suspension helps it handle and maintain a super stable ride. 1.5 degrees of rear axel steer aids handling to tighten the car’s lines around corners, and a new AMG Traction Control system offers nine driver-selectable input levels. Needless to say, this car is a beast!
Look for the 2018 AMG GT-R this summer at a Mercedes-Benz dealership near you.
AMG GT to spawn a second generation in 7-8 years
The new Mercedes AMG GT isn’t released yet, but it will probably spawn at least one more generation. AMG Boss Tobias Moers recently stated that there is more to come for the AMG GT. It will include more models than just the AMG GT and GT S, and also made mention of different variants of the GT sports coupe.
AMG wants to show that it can make a 911 and Audi R8 beating coupe. To take this effort seriously, they are placing more emphasis on AMG and the AMG GT in particular. This is in part to establish AMG as dominant player in the High Performance Car sector.
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.”
AMG-GT Exhaust Note
Rather than release all the details at once, Mercedes is slowly releasing information in regards to its AMG-GT. Recently, they released a series of videos that allow us to hear its amazing engine. Rumored to be a 4.0L Bi-Turbo V8 that will also likely be used in the upcoming C63 AMG, the engine has a menacing rumble.
AMG-GT Exhuast Note
AMG-GT LIGHT REVS
AMG-GT ENGINE START UP
As you can tell from the videos, the final product should be nothing short of stunning.
Mercedes launches a teaser video for the upcoming AMG-GT.
The 50 second video demonstrates the AMG devision’s newest memeber, the upcoming AMG GT. Aimed squarely against the Porsche 911 and slotted below the SLS AMG, the new coupe will need to have some serious credentials.
The bit of information that shares the most information about this upcoming AMG model is: “This is what you get when a company unleashes its creative and engineering forces to combine the absolute best of all it has done into a single, monumental, unwavering engineering achievement.”
Coming from Mercedes and its AMG division, this statement means a lot!
We are eagerly looking forward to getting more details about this machine!