Mercedes-AMG GT is officially out

After months of teasing
Sep 9, 2014
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TopGear.com.ph Philippine Car News - The Mercedes-AMG GT is officially out

Mercedes-AMG has finally unveiled its second product after the venerable SLS AMG: the GT, developed entirely in-house by the company.

As we previously reported, the GT comes with a 4.0-liter biturbo V8 engine that features twin turbochargers located inside the V configuration, and dry sump lubrication--both elements supposedly the first in the world for a sports-car engine. Paired with this powerplant is a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

This combination will reportedly power two variants of the GT, with the standard GT putting out 462hp and 600Nm, and the higher GT S producing 510hp and 650Nm. The latter is predictably capable of better acceleration marks, knocking down the 0-to-100kph sprint in just 3.8 seconds before reaching its top speed of 310kph--0.2 second and 6kph better than the regular GT.

The GT bears the classic hallmarks of a traditional sports car, with a long hood and a pronounced powerdome hinting at the car's performance potential, and a cockpit that has been pushed back toward the rear wheels and broad tail end. Up front, the GT has an A-wing with the front splitter in the lower third of the apron, a characteristic feature of AMG vehicles that enhances the car's low-slung and wide appearance. The front splitter is painted in body color on the GT and in high-gloss black on the GT S.

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At the rear, the black diffuser insert with tailpipes is integrated into the bumper, while the trim strip in matte iridium silver is inspired by the front A-wing to "create a visual sense of lightness across the entire tail end."

"With the new Mercedes-AMG GT, we are venturing out into a challenging sports-car segment with its top-class competitive field," said Daimler AG board member for group research and Mercedes-Benz cars development Thomas Weber. "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."

Check out the freshly released photos below. You may also see more interior shots here.

 

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