After unveiling the highly anticipated Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series, the brand announces a surprise update for the classic AMG GT, just to ensure that the German sports car doesn’t age too quickly.
For 2021, the power of the Mercedes-AMG GT coupe and its twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 increased to 530 horsepower, about 54 horsepower more than before. This still puts it below the 585 horsepower AMG GT R, but the performance gap between the two models is getting smaller and smaller. So we’ll have to wait and see if the GT R gets a similar upgrade as well. Mercedes has not specified how this increase in power will affect performance, but it is to be expected that it will improve the 0 to 100 km / h which already takes only 3.9 seconds.
But it’s not just for a few extra horsepower that Mercedes has updated the GT, it’s also to keep it in the game against its rivals.
Standard equipment on the rise
The standard equipment of the Mercedes-AMG GT now includes the AMG Ride Control suspension with adaptive damping, electronic locking differential on the rear axle, high performance composite brakes and red brake calipers. Other new equipment includes a lithium-ion starter battery and a ‘Race’ driving mode, while active rear axle steering is available as an option with the AMG Dynamic Plus package.
For a more aggressive look, a special Night Edition of the AMG GT is available for the Coupé and the Roadster. This AMG Outdoor Night Pack includes black brake calipers, a black grille, black headlight bezels and 19-inch matte black front and 20-inch rear wheels. In short, everything is black!
Improvements continue in the interior. Night Editions models feature AMG Performance seats, AMG upholstery and an AMG steering wheel or some carbon fiber linings.
A badge on the center console also underlines the exclusivity of the Night Edition. In Europe, the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Coupé and Roadster will arrive in dealerships next November with a minimum price of 119,080 euros for the Coupé and 130,680 euros for the Roadster.