The Mercedes-AMG GT, officially known as the Mercedes-AMG GT, is a high-performance sports car produced by Mercedes-AMG, the performance and tuning division of Mercedes-Benz. The car was unveiled to the public in September 2014 and went on sale in 2015 as a successor to the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG.
Development and Introduction:
The development of the AMG GT started in 2011, with the goal of creating a sports car that combined high-performance capabilities with everyday usability. The car was designed and developed entirely in-house by Mercedes-AMG in Affalterbach, Germany. It was officially revealed to the public at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.
First Generation (2015-present):
The first generation of the Mercedes-AMG GT was introduced in 2015. It was initially launched in two variants: the GT and the more powerful GT S. The GT featured a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine producing around 456 horsepower, while the GT S had an upgraded version of the same engine, producing approximately 503 horsepower. Both variants were available in coupe and roadster (convertible) body styles.
Over the years, Mercedes-AMG expanded the AMG GT lineup by introducing various performance-oriented versions, such as the GT R, GT C, GT Roadster, and GT R Pro. Each variant offered different levels of power, performance, and handling capabilities, catering to a wide range of enthusiasts.
The Mercedes-AMG GT series is known for its sleek and aggressive design, featuring a long hood, a distinctive Panamericana grille, and a muscular stance. It boasts a lightweight aluminum spaceframe construction, which contributes to its agility and performance.
Inside, the AMG GT offers a luxurious and driver-focused cockpit with high-quality materials, advanced infotainment systems, and comfortable seating.
The AMG GT series is renowned for its impressive performance. The top-tier models, such as the GT R, are capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in just a few seconds, thanks to their powerful engines and advanced chassis technology. The cars also feature sophisticated suspension systems, aerodynamic enhancements, and advanced electronics to ensure exceptional handling and driving dynamics.
Mercedes-AMG continues to refine and enhance the AMG GT series, introducing limited-edition models, performance upgrades, and special variants to keep the lineup fresh and competitive in the high-performance sports car market.
The Mercedes-AMG GT lineup includes several variants, each designed to offer unique performance characteristics and cater to different preferences and driving styles.
This is the base model, equipped with a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine. It produces 456 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque, making it a high-performance sports car in its own right.
AMG GT S:
The GT S is a more powerful version of the base model, featuring an upgraded version of the 4.0-liter V8 engine. It offers 503 horsepower and 494 lb-ft of torque, resulting in quicker acceleration and improved overall performance.
AMG GT C:
Positioned between the GT S and the high-performance GT R, the GT C boasts a more potent version of the 4.0-liter V8 engine. It offers 550 horsepower and 502 lb-ft of torque. The GT C variant often includes various performance and design upgrades over the base model.
AMG GT R:
The GT R is the track-focused variant of the AMG GT series. It features a more aggressive aerodynamic design, enhanced suspension tuning, and a 4.0-liter V8 engine 577 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. The GT R is optimized for high-performance driving and is often used as a base for Mercedes-AMG’s GT3 race car.
AMG GT R Pro:
Building on the GT R, the GT R Pro is a limited-edition, track-oriented variant. It includes further enhancements in terms of aerodynamics, suspension, and weight reduction, making it even more capable on the track. The GT R Pro uses the same 4.0-liter V8 engine as the GT R, delivering the same power output of around 577 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. The GT R Pro is designed for enthusiasts seeking the ultimate performance experience.
AMG GT Roadster:
In addition to coupe models, Mercedes-AMG offers convertible versions of certain GT variants, allowing drivers to enjoy open-air driving with the same high-performance characteristics. The GT Roadster variants offer a retractable soft top for a thrilling convertible driving experience.
AMG GT Black Series:
This variant represents the pinnacle of the AMG GT lineup in terms of performance. It features extensive modifications to the engine, chassis, and aerodynamics, pushing the boundaries of what the AMG GT can achieve on the road and track. In this variant, the engine produces an impressive 720 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque, making it the highest-performing engine in the AMG GT series. The Black Series models are limited-production, high-performance machines designed for serious enthusiasts and collectors.