Mercedes look continues on the inside too with concave door panelling, a low driving position, and carbon fibre trim with matt silver finishing. As well as the 8.4-inch central screen atop the dashboard, the centre console ‘Drive Unit’ also boasts a V8 layout, a nod to the power burbling underneath.
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Power from the 4.0-litre biturbo V8 comes in two options. Whilst the entry level GT produces 456bhp and 442lb ft of torque to enable a 4sec sprint from 0-100kph and a 304kph top speed, the more potent GT S variant can reach 310kph top speed – via a 3.8 second 0-100kph time – thanks to 503bhp and 479lb ft of torque. Both power options work in conjunction with a paddle operated seven-speed dual clutch gearbox, which sends power to the 20-inch rear wheels (the fronts meanwhile measure 19-inches). In the GT a mechanical system will be used, whilst the quicker GT S will gain electronic control to shorten reaction times.
To further hone the AMG GT’s performance, the aluminium chassis setup is connected to double wishbone front suspension and a transaxle setup at the rear for improved road handling. As standard the GT comes with steel brakes (309mm), whilst ceramic 402mm composite discs are also available for the GT S model. Weighing in at as little as 1540kg in GT spec, the AMG GT boasts a 47:53 front-rear weight distribution.
Prices remain unconfirmed, but speculation suggests a ballpark figure of $165,000 for the GT and $180,000 for the GT S.
Source – Mercedes-AMG