Probably the Best Grand Tourer Money Can Buy Right Now-Part 3
The below article is part 3 of a 6 part article on the AMG GT S
Now that we’re done gushing about the way this car looks, it’s time to see if it is any good on the road. While Mercedes rarely produces a car that is a total disappointment, this one is touted to take on the mighty 911.
The GT S is the first car from AMG to sport the 4.0 liter twin turbo engine. AMG are calling it the N-178, it puts out 510 hp and produces 479 ft-lb of torque- enough to rip the tarmac off the ground. The engine sits low and relatively pushed back in what is effectively a shortened version of the previous SLS shell. The front axle is directly taken from the gullwing, but the rear is all new, designed and put together for this car.
So how did Mercedes manage to get all those horses out of an engine that is so small when compared to the previous version of this same vehicle? By being clever, is how. The engine block in itself is quite small, and sits low. It has two turbochargers that sit not on the pistons, but literally inside the V. The end of turbo lag as we know and hate it.
Drive down to the Mercedes-Benz Brampton center and see it for yourself.