New Mercedes AMG GT
Published Date: 16th Aug 2014
We have all the latest details and news on the new AMG GT supercar from Mercedes
We are expecting a trimmed down version of the chassis used in the Mercedes SLS, which will help to drop costs. We have seen early shots of the Mercedes AMG GT, confirming how it’ll look and also showing a cool set of narrow LED tail lights. Up to now we have just seen images of the coupe version and our sources have suggested that no roadster variant is being developed at the moment.
The new Mercedes AMG GT is set to rival the new Porsche 911 sports car representing the iconic three-pointed star. The AMG GT won’t benefit from the fancy upwards opening gullwing doors of the SLS model but draws design inspiration from it, also featuring a lengthy bonnet and cab-back profile.
Powering the Germany-based car maker’s SLS AMG replacement will be an all-new 4.0-litre V8 bi-turbo engine that churns out 503bhp and 650Nm of torque.
This awesome power is available at 6,250prm, while assessing maximum torque requires as little as 1,750rpm and can be maintained right up to 4,750rpm. AMG insiders have previously revealed the engine has the potential to develop even more power, but have so far refused to be drawn on just how far they plan to take it.
Mercedes is yet to confirm basic performance figures for the AMG GT, although we know the emissions will be up to 28.8mpg – a 7.4mpg improvement over the outgoing 6.3-litre naturally aspirated V8.
Mercedes are expected to release the AMG GT in late 2014, with a full unveiling at the 2014 Paris Motor Show in October.
The curvy AMG GT will have similar proportions to the SLS AMG, but be set at a much lower price of around £120,000 when it finally arrives in dealerships towards the end of this year.