At last you could get the impression that the Mercedes-AMG GT only has the aggro and wing stage “full escalation”. GT R, GT R Pro and, of course, the completely wacky Black Series – impressive what Affalterbach has made of his front mid-engine sports car in recent years for a highly reputable racing machine.
You almost forget that there is also a normal GT. But that too now receives an upgrade. And that is surprisingly extensive. The hottest news is, of course, that the 4.0-liter biturbo V8 now has 530 hp in both the coupé and the roadster. That is 54 hp more than before. The Swabians do not reveal what the torque looks like. So far it was 630 Nm in the GT. Also not a word about driving performance. We’re guessing a good 3.8 seconds from 0-100 km / h and a top speed just above the previous 302 km / h.
As far as the standard equipment of the AMG GT and AMG GT Roadster is concerned, much more is now possible. The adaptive AMG Ride Control suspension, an electronic rear axle lock, the high-performance composite brake system with red-painted brake calipers, the lithium-ion starter battery and the “Race” driving program (above Sport Plus) will be standard on board in future. The rear axle steering is now also available here at an additional cost.
If you should ask yourself now why you actually need a GT S (previously with 522 PS) – well, the question has obviously also been asked at Daimler and therefore thrown it straight out of the program.
We recently reported that Mercedes is planning to streamline its model portfolio. This is a start. In addition to the GT, there are now also the GT C, the GT R and the Black Series.
The new AMG GT models can now be ordered. The coupe costs from 119,079.80 euros, the prices for the roadster start at 130,679.80 euros. You can order now, the market launch is in November 2020.