Mercedes-Benz and its in-house customization wing AMG have taken the ribbon off their latest beasts. The Mercedes-AMG GT and its souped-up sibling GT S are simply two of the latest AMG sports cars that take the best of Grand Prix racing into the mainstream.
The GT is only the second sports car developed jointly by Mercedes-AMG – and its specs don’t disappoint. The 4.0-liter V-8 biturbo engine is at the core, distinguished as the first sports car engine with ‘hot inside V’ – the phrase Benz-AMG uses to to describe internally mounted turbochargers and dry sump lubrication. The engine in the GT produces 462 hp and the GT S is more robust, with 510 hp. The 0-62 mph time is 3.8 seconds and top speed is 193 mph.
With all the power under the hood, the GT’s lightweight aluminum spaceframe construction and 7-speed dual clutch transmission in transaxle configuration at the rear axle, the sports car still manages to notch power-to-weight ratio of 3.3 kg per hp and maintain fuel efficiency of 30.4 mpg.
Full details on the 2015 Mercedes-AMG GT can be found here.
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