2015 Mercedes AMG GT is the ultimate supercar from Affalterbach, set to replace the ageing Mercedes SLS AMG supercar.
Designed by a team led by Gorden Wagener and developed entirely in house by AMG, the two seater sports car will feature a mid engine architecture with rear wheel drive.The long bonnet with its pronounced powerdomes, the greenhouse which has been moved far back, the large wheels and broad tail end make up the distinctive looks. The large tailgate hides a generous luggage compartment, with a load space measuring 350 litres.
The AMG GT uses a mostly aluminium chassis structure makes it strong and light with a total weight of just 231 kg. Even the overall weight distribution is 47 per cent front and 53 per cent rear.
2015 Mercedes AMG GT V8 engine
The 2015 Mercedes AMG GT uses a 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine, that was developed specifically for this two seater, ready to meet the Euro 6 emissions standard. The engine will be available in two power versions, one installed on the entry level GT and the other on the top of the range GT S.
The standard version will deliver 462 hp and 600 Nm between 1600 and 500 rpm. It is enough for a 0 to 60 mph in 4 seconds and a top speed of 189 mph.
In GT S form it produces its peak of 510 hp at 6,250 rpm and 650 Nm of torque between 1,750 and 4,750 rpm. It returns 30.1 mpg and emits 219 g/km of CO2.
To cope with this power, the new AMG GT comes equipped with 360 mm brake discs on the GT, while on the GT S these grow to 390 mm. 2015 Mercedes AMG GT is equipped with a mechanical rear differential as standard , while the hotter GT S is fitted with an electronically controlled differential. Along this, AMG GT also features AMG Ride Control suspension – electronically controlled and AMG Dynamic Plus package only for the GT S.
The interior mixes high quality materials like nappa leather, carbon and aluminium with technology. Mounted on the dashboard is an 8.4-inch central screen featuring Comand and simple, elegant controls.