The new 2015 Mercedes AMG GT supercar has been revealed. Here’s everything you need to know about the 503bhp V8 beast
The new Mercedes AMG GT has been revealed, complete with an SLS-inspired silhouette, a stunning design and a brand new turbocharged 4.0-litre V8. It becomes the flagship sports car in Mercedes’ range but isn’t a direct replacement for the SLS, focusing instead on rivalling models like the Porsche 911 Turbo and Jaguar F-Type R.
The new sports car will be offered from launch in two flavours: the GT and the GT S. Both are powered by the same engine but where the GT gets a 456bhp version, the GT S is upgraded to 503bhp. Power is delivered to the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, with the GT S able to accelerate from 0-62mph in 3.8 seconds and the GT taking two-tenths longer.
The more powerful car comes with a selectable exhaust as standard, allowing you to hear more or less of the V8’s growl depending on which mode the Dynamic Select system is in. Buyers can specify the system as an option on the standard GT.
Mercedes AMG GT price & release date
Set to be officially unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in early October, the AMG GT will go on sale at the start of 2015 with prices thought to be around £110,000 for the GT and £120,000 for the GT S.
More details in autoexpress.co.uk
Thanks to Luke Madden and autoexpress.co.uk for the news!