In terms of performance, the Mercedes-AMG GT – whether in its base or R version -- already packs a good punch. Nonetheless, several tuning companies have already created their own version of the AMG GT, and they all managed to create a greater monster out of the "Beast of the Green Hell." Now, it is the turn of Fostla, a tuning firm from Germany, to show off its own formula of steroids for the AMG GT.
First off, Fostla saw it fit to make the AMG GT look meaner on the road. This entails the fitment of a number of aftermarket parts and components. While these aftermarket parts and components should make the AMG GT become visually more appealing and more dynamic, they should give these beast an aerodynamic advantage.
To achieve this, Fostla saw it suitable to install a widebody kit, which aftermarket package was provided by Prior Design. This widebody kit gave the AMG GT wider hips as well as a rear wing. Prior Design’s aftermarket package likewise includes a number of aerodynamic elements like front and rear flicks as well as a meaner rear diffuser. Up front, the stock front grille of the AMG GT was replaced with a blacked-out configuration evoking the Panamericana grille.
These elements were complemented by a complete set of 20-inch of alloy wheels, as provided by ADV.1 Wheels. These rims are shod with matching tires. In addition, the AMG GT by Fostla comes with slightly modified suspension with KW coil springs as well as wheel spacers from H&R.
As for its finish, the AMG GT by Fostla is wrapped in a full-body Malachite Green vinyl, a limited wrap of which only 50 rolls were allotted for Europe. This green finish is contrasted by the yellow accents on the front and rear sections of the AMG GT, as well as on its side skirts.
Expectedly, Fostla’s work on this AMG GT doesn’t end with cosmetics. Fostla also worked on the core of the AMG GT -- its twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine. In the GT Coupe, this V8 engine pumps out 469 hp (349 kW). In the GT C, this mill delivers as much as 550 hp (410 kW). Meanwhile, the range-topping track-ready GT R has this V8 engine tuned to up to 577 hp (430 kW). But at Fostla, the upgrades made to this already powerful engine resulted to max output of 650 hp as well as peak torque of 590 lb.-ft. (800 Nm).
The tuning package offered by Fostla as well as other tuners would be good for those who can’t wait for Mercedes-AMG to release the AMG GT R Clubsport or the much-anticipated confirmed AMG GT Black Series.