Before you hurry up and buy your brand new 2015 Mercedes-AMG GT you’d better take a look at the Edition 1 variant. This version arrives with a special grey exterior finish, high-gloss black elements on the front bumper, high-gloss black mirror covers and window frame. At the rear, we find a fixed wing, black-chromed twin end pipe fairings and a high-gloss black air diffuser.
In addition, Mercedes-AMG offers a new set of dual-tone multi-spoke wheels. Inside, we expect to see a flat-bottomed steering wheel featuring a silver fairing with ‘Edition 1’ lettering and silver-coloured aluminum shift paddles, special floor mats, performance seats and special trim elements.
Available on the GT and GT S models, the Edition 1 versions get the same M178 4.0-liter biturbo V8 engine. On the Mercedes-AMG GT, the engine delivers 462 hp (340 kW) and 600 Nm of torque, that can push it from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.0 seconds, with a top speed limited at 304 km/h or 188.8 mph.
On the Mercedes-AMG GT S, the engine develops 510 hp (375 kW) and this model can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.9 seconds, with a top speed limited at 310 km/h or 192.6 mph.
On both models, the engine is bolted to the 7-Speed AMG Speedshift MCT sport transmission, while power is delivered to the rear wheels.
There are cars that have that sensual purity when it comes to emotion and sportiness and the best example of this would be the Mercedes-AMG GT. This newest two-seater from the brand is made more distinguished through the signature rear-wheel-drive proportions.
Putting in the front mid-engine biturbo V8 engine allows for superb driving dynamics while at the same time making sure that the weight distribution is optimized. Giving the GT a unique appearance is the mix of the long bonnet and its prominent powerdomes in the front, broad tail end, a greenhouse that has been positioned far back, and the large wheels. In addition, the large tailgate is able to hide what is a practical luggage compartment.
Having those positively arched surfaces result in the GT having a sensuous character and a look similar to a sculpture. When looked at from the side, features that are sure to catch any onlooker’s eyes are the frameless doors and the arched dome-shaped roofline.
On the side wall, there is a muscular element that has been sculpted out of it, giving out that feel of dynamism and lightness even when the vehicle is not actually moving. The different lines and surfaces of the side wall are able to flow to the vehicle’s rear section through a dramatic narrowed effect. It is worth noting that for this new GT, the brand made sure not to use any lines on the model’s shoulder region.
In fact, the only line is the one that is lower down and gets picked up again in the bumper in the rear. This line helps stretch the body while making it look lighter. The air outlets on the side have two fins each and characterize the usual styling feature of sports cars from Mercedes-Benz.
So as not to upset the vehicle’s overall look, the GT does not have any visible aerials. Daimler AG Vice President for Design Gorden Wagener shares that the new Mercedes-AMG GT can be described as a sports car in its purist form.
The proportions are truly magnificent, he adds, and with the flowing lines plus strongly sculpted surfaces result in making this new AMG in a modern sports car that remains to have the spirit the glorious Mercedes sports cars. He continues by saying that the new GT is a perfect combination of intelligence and beauty.