While we’re waiting around for the automaker’s own extreme hardcore AMG GT R version – which has been specifically conceived to tame the Green Hell, we can have today the Piecha version.
Aftermarket specialists have showed a recent love for the Mercedes-AMG GT, and Piecha has opted to fiddle around with (what is now) the mid-range S version in the lineup. The first issue was with the exterior design so the German tuner played with aerodynamic parts that were made out of carbon fiber to keep weight down. Up front there’s a massive splitter while the prominent air vents feature new carbon fins to further improve air flow or visual impact, or both. The tuner’s new 19-inch front & 20-inch rear alloy wheels and large side skirts take focus on the side and then we can talk about the major changes out back. There the GT S packs a massive diffuser incorporating the new quad exhaust tips along with a huge wing tasked to increase downforce. By the way, the fixed wing is there to compliment the still usable standard retractable spoiler.
Under the hood the Mercedes-AMG biturbo 4.0-liter V8 engine has been taken from the regular 510 horsepower (375 kilowatts) and 480 lb-ft (650 Newton-meters) of torque to a great 612 hp (450 kW) and 620 lb-ft (840 Nm) – which is even more than what the R boasts. The reworked GT S will sprint to 62 mph (100 kph) in 3.7 seconds and top out at a great maximum speed of 205 mph (330 kph).