The first car Mercedes produced was a racing car and the new AMG GT S looks to carry this legacy forward. Unlike the other Mercedes-AMG’s the GT S was entirely developed by AMG meaning, it did not begin as a production model to then be handed over to the company’s specialist performance division. This is only the second sports car developed entirely by AMG, showing that Mercedes-AMG car brand is moving into a new sports car market. The GT S looks to follow suit of the revolutionary SLS which was first presented in 2009 at Frankfurt motor show.
The GT S features a lightweight aluminium space-frame construction making the two seat GT S smaller than the SLS. It also features a front mid-engine layout with a rear-mounted transmission. The configuration of the New AMG creates a front-to-rear weight distribution of 47/53, which contributes to the car’s superior handling.
The new AMG V8 engine has two turbochargers inside the V configuration instead of on the outside of the cylinder banks, experts call it a ‘hot inside V’. This allows for a compact engine design, optimum responses from the turbochargers and low exhaust gas emissions thanks to the ideal air flow for the closed-coupled catalytic converters. The dry sump lubrication ensures the oil supply even with high lateral force allowing the engine to be installed lower, consequently giving a lower centre of gravity. This then forms the basis for higher and more prolific acceleration. The GT S is the world’s first sports car to be fitter with a V8 biturbo engine with ‘hot inside V’ and dry sump lubrication.
The interior of the GT S follows an ‘aviation design’ featuring four central spotlight-style vents and dominant centre console along with a powerful wing-like dashboard. The theme was created using the finest materials and craftsmanship with the quality and exclusiveness that we have come to expect from Mercedes-AMG.
The interior design also symbolises emotional and sensual pureness. Spaciousness is created by drastically low sporty proportions. The authenticity of materials used aims to generate instant excitement as soon as you open the door. The overall design aims to arouse emotion with its luxury and perfection.
The new GT S allows for superb everyday practicality and efficiency while also combining the driving dynamics and racetrack performance. The highly dynamic driving experience is achieved from the mid-engine design with a rear transaxle and use of lightweight construction. Along with the newly developed AMG 4.0 litre V8 biturbo engine showcasing the trademark driving performance of AMG.
The GT S engine with internally mounted turbochargers is configured in two output ratings: as a GT with 456 hp (340 kW) and as a GT S with 503 hp (375 kW). Developed on the racetrack by AMG the all new engine along with the 7 speed dual- clutch transmission, delivers a 0 to 60 time of just 3.7 seconds.
The low body-weight and lightning-fast power means the new GT S is setting new standards of defined, dynamic performance. The all new GT S will be arriving in spring 2015.
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