Mercedes-Benz officially confirmed that the 2015 Mercedes-AMG GT will be introduced on September 9. Unfortunately, the company didn’t reveal more details but we do know that the development of the Mercedes-AMG GT took 32 months and the vehicle was tested by 50 drivers in 15 countries and at temperatures between -30 to 50 degrees Celsius.
In addition, the German manufacturer unveiled the M178 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 and said that it will deliver between 461 hp to 510 hp. As expected, the vehicle will use the AMG Speedshift Plus 7G-Tronic transmission, while power will be delivered to the rear wheels.
Same engine will also be used by the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Sedan, which is expected to arrive in October, at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.
Other reports indicate that the Mercedes-AMG GT will receive a Black Series version that will offer around 570 hp. The twin-turbo V8 will replace the naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V8 engine found on the outgoing SLS AMG but also the 5.5-liter V8 used by most of the current AMG models.
The Mercedes-AMG GT promises to be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.0 seconds, while offering a top speed in excess of 300 km/h or 186 mph.
Just like the new C63 AMG, the 2015 Mercedes-AMG GT will make its world debut in October, at the 2014 Paris Motor Show as a direct rival to Porsche’s 911, one of the most competitive segment.
The new Mercedes-AMG GT owes its sensuous character and sculpture-like look to its positively arched surfaces, which along with the dome-shaped, frameless doors and arched roof line, delivers a stunning design. The side wall features a muscular detail that gives the AMG GT a sense of lightness and dynamism even when it is not on the move.
Furthermore, the sides are marked by surfaces and lines flowing into the rear section in a tapered manner. Spectacularly, the new Mercedes-AMG GT intentionally doesn’t have lines in its shoulder region, although one line can be found lower down. This line picks up in the rear bumper, where it seemingly extends the body. The side air outlets feature two fins each, although the sports car doesn’t have visible aerials that could interrupt its overall appearance.
The front end of the new Mercedes-AMG GT is mainly defined by its three-dimensional diamond radiator grille with centrally positioned Mercedes star, a broad louver as well as centered AMG lettering. These design elements are flanked by LED High Performance headlamps with stylized "eyebrows" serving as daytime running lamps, side lights and indicators. Three separate high-beam reflectors are also fitted up front.
AMG provided the front end of the new sports car with massive air intakes that help optimize airflow to the cooling modules. The lower third of the front apron features an A-wing with front splitter, helping make the AMG GT look low-slung and wide. This front splitter is finished in body color on the GT, and in high-gloss black on the GT S. More optional exterior elements are also available for the new AMG GT, including Exterior Silver Chrome package, the Exterior Carbon-Fiber package and the Night package.