Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Is the Ultimate Sports Car
After the production of the iconic Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG was halted in 2014, a replacement was needed. A year later Mercedes-Benz and AMG teamed up again to introduce their latest sports car to the world. It’s called the AMG GT and it is the current flagship sports car of Mercedes-Benz.
The AMG GT is a front mid-engine car with a rear-wheel drive format. It features a unique M178 engine by Mercedes-AMG which is a twin turbo charged 4.0 liter V8. The engine produces a whopping 469HP and 465 lb-ft of torque. The unique thing about this engine is that both turbo chargers and the exhaust manifolds are placed inside the “V” of the engine to reduce the turbo lag.
The GT features a 7-speed dual clutch transmission system which provides incredible acceleration figures. It can go from 0-60 mph in 4.0 seconds and then on to its top speed of 189 mph.
The variants of the AMG GT are what make it an ultimate sports car. These variants are upgraded versions of the stock car. If you think the car’s specs were insane, just have a look at these variants below.
Mercedes-AMG GT S
The GT S was introduced in 2015 as an upgraded version of the stock AMG GT. It had the same M18 engine as the GT but it was tuned up to produce 515 HP at 6000 RPM. The torque numbers went up as well, as the rear wheels of the GT S would put out 494 lb-ft at 1750 RPM. The top speed also climbed up to only 190 mph as well.
Mercedes-AMG GT C
The launch of the GT C in 2017 really revealed that Mercedes and AMG can flex their muscles even more. The GT C is a drastic upgrade from the original car. It came with active rear wheel steering that was introduced to improve its track performance. The engine also got tuned even more than the GT S this time. It now produces 550 HP at 6000 RPM which 81 HP more than the original GT.
The GT C also features a slightly wider body than the GT S and the GT. It also introduced a GT C Edition 50 which had updated looks of the cars on both exterior and interior.
Mercedes AMG GT R
The GT R is the most powerful road legal variant of the Mercedes-AMG GT. It has the same M178 engine but it produces 577 HP at 6250 RPM and 520 lb-ft of torque at 1900 RPM. This massive tuning of the engine means the 0-60 time is now 3.6 seconds.
Mercedes AMG GT is the ultimate sports car that you can buy right now. It features all the great luxury features of a typical Mercedes-Benz and it also has the ability to challenge high end sports cars when it comes to performance.