MOTORING NEWS - The first Mercedes was a racing car and its most recent successor carries this heritage forward with the new Mercedes-AMG GT. The Mercedes-AMG sports car brand is moving into a new, top-class sports car segment.
The GT is the second sports car developed entirely in-house by Mercedes-AMG. Its front mid-engine concept with transaxle and the intelligent aluminium lightweight construction form the basis for a highly dynamic driving experience. Its likewise newly developed AMG 4.0-litre V8 bi-turbo engine underscores the hallmark AMG driving performance.
The first sports car engine with internally mounted turbochargers and dry sump lubrication is configured in two output ratings: as a GT with 340kW and as a GT S with 375kW.
The new GT combines driving dynamics and first-class racetrack performance with superb everyday practicality and efficiency that sets new standards in the segment. It has the characteristic styling and thoroughbred motorsport technology to optimum weight distribution. The drive system tailored consistently to driving dynamics perfectly complements its set-up.
The centrepiece of the Mercedes-AMG GT, the new 4,0-litre V8 bi-turbo, responds instantly with extreme power right from low revs and delivers outstanding performance.
Top figures such as 3,8sec from zero to 100km/h and a top speed of 310km/h, combined with the outstanding driving dynamics will translate into extremely fast laps on the track. At the same time, the two-seater is a comfortable and reliable companion for everyday motoring thanks to its practical tailgate, easily accessible luggage compartment, high level of comfort on long journeys and the extensive range of Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive assistance systems.
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