The 2 Seater coupe by Mercedes-Benz, the AMG GT has taken the grand tourer automobile segment by storm. Presented at the Paris Motor Show 2014, the AMG GT is also the second automobile that was made under the Mercedes AMG namesake. The new model took some obvious design cues from the previously released SLS AMG, minus the gullwing doors and altered body dimensions. The latest variant was further improved by its manufacturers to provide it with a hand-built V8 engine that is unlike anything ever offered on a production vehicle. The design of the AMG GT has also been revamped to match it with the modern design aesthetics while still maintaining a classic Sports car outfit.
Although the AMG GT is offered in a choice of two performance variants namely the GT and the GT S, they both utilize the 4.0-litre twin turbo V8 engine. The engine is also built by hand for every unit and has the revolutionary ‘hot inside V’ setup, which lowers turbo lag and enhances the engine’s performance by a vast degree. For the GT model, the power output has been electronically set at 408 bhp with a max torque of 600 Nm @ 1600-1500 rpm. The GT S version, on the other hand, provides much higher performance specs with a power of 502 bhp @ 6000-6500 rpm and a max torque of 650 nm available at 1750-5000 rpm. This means you get to control the engine’s maximum potential even at low speeds, which makes the GT S model a much fun to drive vehicle than the regular variant. Both the variants are provided with a 7-speed automatic transmission that provides a fuel consumption of around 9.3 litres per 100 kilometers for the GT variant and alternates between 9.6-9.4 liter per 100 kilometers.
Mercedes-Benz comes second to none when talking about automobile design and the AMG GT is no exception. If you have already been impressed by the SLS AMG GT, there’s no way you’ll be disappointed with this one. Its design can be described as a cross between a classic roadster and a sports coupe. It employs the same front design as the discontinued 300 SL grand tourer with widened wheel arches and slight alterations on the front fascia. Despite the long length of the bonnet, the side profile shows a magically short front overhang, showing the German automaker’s prowess at vehicular design. The rear also looks stunning and flows majestically with the roof, forming a typical sports car-esque hatch. One can also see some large air vents on the bonnet and sides that take the vehicle’s performance beyond its threshold.
The interiors scream of the obvious sportiness that reeks from the dual toned upholstery and panels. You will have no complaints with the comfort as the cozy bucket seats cradle the occupants like a glove with tons of legroom and headroom. As the vehicle can only seat 2 individuals including the driver, the interiors feel enormous and won’t tire the occupants despite hours of continuous driving. The sports seats have been covered with the highest grade ‘Nappa’ leather that also wraps the multifunction steering wheel that looks totally sick with the Mercedes emblem. The GT S variant is also provided with shift paddles for the automatic transmission and AMG Dynamic Select technology. The center console too looks out-worldly with all the controls neatly placed along both sides of the stick-shift. It also features a touchscreen console with navigation support and various other driver assisting features.
Mercedes brand vehicles have always been a hallmark of safety and the same has been exemplified through the AMG GT. Along with the rigid frame of the vehicle, it has also been loaded with tonnes of advanced safety features such as multiple SRS airbags, electronic stability program, anti-lock braking system with electronic braking, skid control, reverse assist with camera, cruise control, blind spot warning, tire pressure warning and collision prevention assist etc. Despite the frightening power that the drivetrain generates, the inclusion of such advanced safety technologies has made the AMG GT extremely safe for the occupants.
Being a Mercedes-Benz vehicle, the AMG GT has certainly lived up to everyone’s expectations. With its striking design and powerful engine, the German automakers have certainly presented the autofans with a vehicle that they can drool upon for years.
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