The brand new Mercedes-AMG GT is company’s successor to the SLS AMG and it appears that the manufacturer wants to follow the same success story it had with the latter. As a result, Mercedes-AMG is planning to introduce a Black Series version of its Mercedes-AMG GT as well as an open-top version.
Just like the SLS AMG Black Series, the new Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series will be distinguished thanks to a new aerodynamic kit, a stiffer suspension as well as a new wheel design. According to AMG boss Tobias Moers, sooner or later there will be a Black Series version of the Mercedes-AMG GT, which means we shouldn’t expect the vehicle until 2018.
Still, until the arrival of the new Black Series AMG GT, you can still buy the Mercedes-AMG GT S, the most powerful version that uses the 4.0-liter biturbo V8 engine producing 510 hp (375 kW) and 650 Nm of torque.
This model is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.8 seconds, while top speed is 310 km/h or 192.6 mph. The 2015 Mercedes-AMG GT S starts at 134,351 euros in Germany, but if you want a cheaper version, the company offers the 2015 Mercedes-AMG GT for 115,430 euros.
The base version uses the same 4.0-liter V8 engine that deliver 462 hp (340 kW) and 600 Nm of torque. This model sprints from 0 to100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.0 seconds, with a top speed limited at 304 km/h or 188 mph.
As remarked by Gorden Wagener, Vice President for Design at Daimler AG, the new Mercedes-AMG GT is a sports car in its purist form, adding that the vehicle is a perfect marriage between beauty and intelligence. He also called the AMG GT as a contemporary sports car embodying the spirit of the Mercedes’ glorious sports cars, as made possible by its dynamic sculpted surfaces, flowing lines and spectacular proportions.
Indeed, the new Mercedes-AMG GT represents the sensual purity of emotion and sportiness, as defined by its signature rear-wheel-drive proportions. Because of its front mid-engine layout, the new AMG GT boasts of optimal weight distribution that serves as foundation for impressive driving dynamics.
Its distinctive appearance is achieved through certain design cues like a set-back passenger cabin, a long bonnet with its pronounced powerdomes, large wheels, a broad tail end and a large tailgate.
The new AMG GT owes its muscular, sculpture-like appearance and sensuous character to its positively arched surfaces, dome-shaped roof line and the frameless doors. This muscularity and dynamism are also achieved through a muscular element sculpted from the side wall, as well as by surfaces and lines on the flanks flowing into the rear section.
Lines aren’t found on the shoulder region of the AMG GT, but one is located below, as picked up in the rear bumper to the body. Just like Mercedes’ sports cars, the new AMG GT has side air outlets with two fins each. It also has no visible aerials that could disrupt the sports car’s overall looks.