This is the Mercedes-AMG GT – the all new sports car designed and engineered by the famous German marque in Affalterbach. Orders are now being taken with expected first deliveries in April 2015. The car will initially be available in GT S and GT S Edition 1 guise, each powered by an all-new 4.0-litre biturbo V8 engine producing 510 hp and 650 Nm of torque! The GT model, powered by a 462 hp / 600 Nm variant of the same engine, will follow in late 2015. Prices start at £97,195 for the GT, £110,495 for the GT S and £122,745 for the GT S Edition 1.
The GT – set to arrive in the UK in late 2015 – uses the same dry sump V8, albeit in 462 hp guise – developed at 6,000 rpm. The GT produces 600 Nm of torque between 1,600 and 5,000 rpm – allowing it to accelerate to 62 mph in 4.0 seconds before reaching 189 mph.
Every GT will be comprehensively specified – 19 inch wheels (front and rear) are joined by a mechanical limited slip differential, a switchable AMG performance exhaust, COMAND Online (complete with an 8.4-inch screen), AMG sports suspension and an adjustable electronic rear wing.
The GT S adds 20 inch rear wheels, red brake calipers clamping enlarged discs, an electronically-controlled rear differential, AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension with three selectable modes and an increase in power from 462 hp to 510 hp.
The GT S Edition 1 brings with it even greater visual presence – from the fixed rear wing and accompanying deep front splitter extending up to the airdams, just ahead of aerodynamic flicks on the front wings. High-gloss silver and black 19 inch (front) and 20 inch (rear) wheels, a carbon roof, a set of black mirror surrounds with matching window surrounds and rear diffuser and black exhaust tips complete the enhancements. Inside, red contrast stitching is joined by a leather and suede finish for the special AMG performance seats and the steering wheel and a centre console in ‘Black Diamond’ textured finish.
The Mercedes-AMG GT can be specified to exacting requirements of the customer. Across the range there are two non-metallic, four metallic and five designo paint choices – from a subtle black to a vivid AMG Solarbeam yellow – accompanied by four wheel designs to choose from on the GT, three on the GT S and two on the GT S Edition 1.
Which is our pick? We rather like all of them as I’m sure you’ll also agree, however the GT S appears to offer the best mix of price and spec as is often the case with any model range. Now, please excuse us while we go and buy several lottery tickets…