2015 Mercedes-AMG GT shows its rear in DriveClub screenshots on PS4

Article by Christian A., on September 5, 2014

The all-new 2015 Mercedes-AMG GT sports car will be officially unveiled next week, on 9 September 2014. Still, the naughty sports car showed its sexy ass in some screenshots taken from the DriveClub racing game that will arrive on Play Station 4.

The new game will go on sale in Europe from 8 October 2014 and for those eager to drive the new 2015 Mercedes-AMG GT we have great news as the German coupe will be available for free in the first week of launch.

The Mercedes-AMG GT will be joined by other high-performance AMG models such as the A45 AMG, CLA45 AMG, C63 AMG Coupe Black Series, SL65 AMG and the SLS AMG Coupe Black Series. What’s more interesting is that the AMG GT will be launched short after its world premiere in DriveClub.

Powering the new sports car is the new twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine codenamed M178 and capable to develop between 461 hp and 510 hp. Insiders say that the vehicle will be able to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.8 seconds, while top speed will be 192 mph or 310 km/h.

Mercedes-Benz will be launching the AMG GT shortly after its global debut in DRIVECLUB, a game developed by Evolution Studios exclusively for PlayStation 4. Evolution Studios worked with AMG engineers with an aim to recreate the Mercedes-AMG GT in DRIVECLUB with extraordinary accuracy.

Evolution Studios were provided with the vehicle’s technical specifications and data and were allowed to access the AMG GT on the test track. The game developer was even allowed to record the vehicle’s sound. With those data and information, Evolution Studios succeeded in recreating every aspect of the Mercedes-AMG GT in DRIVECLUB.

Mercedes currently has six AMG models featured in DRIVECLUB, the most among premium carmakers. DRIVECLUB is a PS4-exclusive racing game developed by Evolution Studios in which players compete in different racing events around the world in several modes.

The game features clubs, which players may create or join in. Likewise, players of one club can race against another club. The game encourages teamwork as players can play together to tackle different racing challenges. Nevertheless, DRIVECLUB makes full use of the networking power of the PS4 to seamlessly play with each other. As players level up, they also unlock items like new vehicles.

The all-new Mercedes-AMG GT is a sports car at its most purist iteration. Spectacular dimensions, forcefully sculptured shapes, and continuous outlines direct the all-new AMG into a modern sports car that embraces the glorious spirit of Mercedes’ sports cars. The GT is a perfect blend of beauty and intellect.

The brand-new Mercedes-AMG GT epitomises the sensory purity of emotion and sportiness. The two-seat vehicles are characterised by trademark rear-wheel-drive dimensions. The V8 bi-turbo front-mid engine guarantees optimal distribution of weight, forming the base for brilliant drive energies. The elongated bonnet with its prominent power-domes, the greenhouse with a location much further back, the ample wheels, and wide tail comprise the distinct appearance. The ample tailgate covers a functional luggage area.

Strong and intense dynamism

Brilliantly arched shapes provide the Mercedes-AMG GT with its sensual personality and the look of a sculpted artwork. Seen from its profile, the domed, arched roof outline and frameless doors are attractive features. A strong component carved into of the walls product a sensation of lightness and energy, even when the automobile is not moving.

The shapes and outlines of the side walls stream into the rear with an intense tapering effect. The GT intentionally sidesteps lines in the region of the shoulder. The only outline is just one down lower that picks up again in the rear’s bumper, stretching the body and making it seem lighter. The side air vents, each with two fins, stand for a classic styling trait of Mercedes-Benz’s sports cars. The GT has no noticeable aerials that could upset the total look.

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Mercedes-AMG GT launches exclusively in DRIVECLUB on PlayStation 4

Just four weeks after its world premiere on 9 September 2014, the sensational new Mercedes-AMG GT sports car will feature exclusively in DRIVECLUBTM, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe’s next generation racing game only on PlayStation®4. DRIVECLUB will be available in Europe from 8 October 2014 and fans will be able to download the new AMG GT for free in the first week of launch. DRIVECLUB also features five other models from Mercedes-Benz's high-performance brand: the A 45 AMG, the CLA 45 AMG, the C 63 AMG Coupe Black Series, the SL 65 AMG and the SLS AMG Coupe Black Series. Mercedes-Benz is supporting the launch of the game with a range of activities. The highlight of these is the "Journey of Stars", a global online competition available in a variety of social networks. From 9 September to 9 October 2014, gamers can take part at www.journeyofstars.com and test themselves against their friends around the world. Each winner will receive a PlayStation 4 with the brand-new DRIVECLUB game.

In a world first for Mercedes-Benz, the AMG GT will be launched short after its world premiere in DRIVECLUB. Working side-by-side with AMG engineers armed with technical specifications and data, Evolution Studios was able to recreate the AMG GT in DRIVECLUB with breathtaking accuracy. With access to the Mercedes-AMG GT on the test track, Evolution Studios was also able to directly record the sound, allowing the team to recreate the every aspect of the car with total authenticity. With six AMG models, from the sporty compact class to the super sports car, Mercedes-Benz is the premium manufacturer with the widest range of models in the game.

"The Mercedes-AMG GT is an outstanding sports car and we’re pleased to be able to offer it to gamers in DRIVECLUB before it rolls off the production line. It will be available as a free download within the first week of launch," says Paul Rustchynsky, Game Director at Evolution Studios. "We're delighted that Mercedes-Benz is so strongly represented in DRIVECLUB. This proves the brand's attraction and importance, because only the world's most exciting and prestigious sports cars are selected by the game developers," says Dr. Jens Thiemer, Head of Marketing Communication at Mercedes-Benz Cars.

Global activities to mark launch of Mercedes-AMG GT and DRIVECLUB

From 9 September 2014, gamers from all over the world will be invited to form a club at www.journeyofstars.com to compete around the world with their friends on social networks including: Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. They will need to master a series of gaming challenges themed around both Mercedes-Benz and PlayStation.

To win, the members of a club must join forces to overcome as many of these challenges as possible while creating the longest-possible line of worldwide connections. This mirrors the core social concept behind DRIVECLUB: success and fame are best achieved through teamwork within clubs. Each member of the victorious club will receive a PlayStation 4 and a copy of DRIVECLUB. The "Journey of Stars" ends on 9 October 2014.

In addition to the online competition, gamers can also experience PlayStation 4 and DRIVECLUB first hand in racing kiosks at selected Mercedes-Benz branches and events as well as at trade fairs.

DRIVECLUB: the world’s first truly social racer

Developed exclusively for the PlayStation 4 by Evolution Studios, DRIVECLUB is all about you and your friends. It’s about teamwork; it’s about everyone fighting for one another and earning rewards together – and most importantly it’s about sharing in the sheer thrill of every race. Enjoy the excitement of high-speed solo racing, or join a racing club to discover what DRIVECLUB is all about. Created specifically with the next-generation gamer in mind, DRIVECLUB uses the networking power and social capabilities of the PS4 to seamlessly and immediately connect you and your friends, always allowing you to share your experiences, send and receive challenges, and keep up to speed with your team’s performance.

DRIVECLUB brings to life the heart and soul of car culture. An incredible, authentic and immersive driving experience, DRIVECLUB makes you feel the exhilaration of driving the most powerful and beautifully designed cars in the world; all rendered in staggering detail, inside and out as you race them in richly detailed real-world locations alongside your Club.

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