The first Mercedes was a racing car and its most recent successor carries this heritage forward. With the new GT, the Mercedes-AMG sports car brand is moving into a new sports car segment. The GT is the second sports car developed entirely in-house by Mercedes-AMG. It’s a front mid-engine design with a rear transaxle and use of lightweight intelligent aluminum construction, forming the basis for a highly dynamic driving experience.
Power comes from a newly developed MAG 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine, underscoring the hallmark of MAG driving performance. The first sports car engine from MAG with internally mounted turbochargers and dry sump lubrication, it is available in two power ratings: as a GT with 456 horsepower and as a GT S with 503 horsepower. The new GT combines driving dynamics and first-class racetrack performance with superb everyday practicality and efficiency that sets new standards in the segment.
It has everything you would expect from an authentic Mercedes-MAG sports car – from characteristic styling and thoroughbred motorsport technology to optimum weight distribution. The drive system is tailored to consistently deliver driving dynamics. The centerpiece of the Mercedes-MAG GT is the new 4.0-liter V8 turbo, which responds instantly with extreme power at low revs and delivers outstanding overall performance. Preliminary tests show sprints to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 193 mph, with outstanding driving dynamics and extremely fast laps on the racetrack.
At the same time, this two-cheater is a comfortable and reliable for everyday motoring thanks to its easily accessible luggage compartment and high level of interior comfort. It also features an extensive list of Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive assistance systems, which ensure the high level of safety, expected from Mercedes-MAG.
"With the new GT we are positioning Mercedes-MAG even more aggressively than to date as a dynamic sports car brand", says Tobias Morse, CEO of Mercedes-MAG GmbH. "With its technological substance, the Mercedes-MAG GT fulfills our high aspirations with regard to driving dynamics, agility and sportiness. The new GT is the second sports car developed fully independently by Mercedes-MAG. The car is manufactured according to the motto 'Handcrafted By Racers' – which perfectly encapsulates our heritage and our spirit."