The newest sports car in Mercedes-Benz’s lineup, the AMG GT, is being put to use by EVO as the publication has taken it out for a spin on the track.
The Mercedes-AMG GT is the official successor of the SLS AMG but the carmaker has played it safe and made it smaller, less powerful and less expensive than its predecessor. It has been around for quite some time now and it is rivaling the Porsche 911 and the Jaguar F-Type. But is it really that good compared to its competitors? Well, this is what the guys from EVO are trying to find out in their review of the sports car, so make sure you plug in your headphones before clicking the play button.
Mercedes-Benz has officially pulled the wraps off the AMG GT in 2014. This has entered production the same year and it is being put together in Sindelfingen, Germany. It is offered in a 2-door coupe body style, with a front mid-engine and rear-wheel drive layout. The car company is offering two versions of the model, both of them carrying the new 4.0 liter twin turbo V8 petrol burner, which is shared with the C63 AMG. The first one, the AMG GT, is coming with 460 HP (340 kW) at 6,000 rpm and 600 Nm (440 lb-ft) of torque, making the 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint in 4.0s and going up to 304 km/h (189 mph) and the AMG GT S has 503 HP (375 kW) and 650 Nm (480 lb-ft), enough for a 0 – 100 km/h made in 3.8s and a top speed of 310 km/h (190 mph).