The fifth Mercedes-AMG model to be launched in the country. The Mercedes-AMG GT S is also the second supercar to be developed entirely by the boffins at Mercedes AMG division. While gullwing are no longer part of the design, the Mercedes-AMG GT S is still set to swoop in and snag buyers away from its archenemies, the Porsche 911. Based on the previous SLS, it has lost weight and gains a real trunk with room for two golf bags.
Pegged a notch above the standard GT, it is powered by a 3,982cc twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine producing peak power of 510 PS at 6250 rpm and 650 Nm of torque between 1750 to 4750 rpm, sent to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
That is good enough to propel the car from nought to 100 km/h in just 3.7 seconds, and on to a top speed of 304 km/h, given enough room. Quarter mile is done and dusted in a claimed 11.2 seconds.
The Mercedes-AMG GT S styling is also all-new, albeit retaining the distinctive lines of the SLS AMG that we’ve grown to love so much. And gone are the gull-wing doors, replaced by sober conventional doors. A host of driver aids are on hand, along with a new “Race” mode on the AMG Dynamic Select controller, meant to open up the exhaust valves to their full aural potential, firms up the suspension, and sharpen the engine and transmission response.
Mercedes-AMG GT S is crafted by racers itself. Mercedes has launched 13 models in India this year as a plan of launching a total of 15 models. The AMG GT S is the penultimate launch for this year. This launch is happening on the 24th of November 2015 in New Delhi. How excited are you regarding this launch? Let us know in the comments below