Here’s the full download of all the photos from the official announcement of the new, up-to-503hp, 0-60-in-3.7-second, 193mph 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT Porsche 911 fighter. From what we can see it’s going to be unhinged.
The GT is the is the second sports car that Mercedes-AMG has been able to develop completely in-house. It features an AMG 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine with internally mounted turbochargers (‘hot inside V’) and dry sump lubrication.
Mercedes-AMG is offering two variations: The GT provides 456 hp and the GT S delivers 503 hp. Mercedes-AMG figures suggest that a GT S can hit 60 miles per hour in 3.7 seconds and features a top speed of 193 mph.
A true GT, there’s only seating for two, and there’s a luggage compartment in the rear, for high-speed, romantic getaways to the mountains.
“With the new Mercedes-AMG GT, we are venturing out into a challenging sports car segment with its top-class competitive field. This is an incentive and motivation for us at the same time to prove to sports car enthusiasts around the world the kind of performance that AMG is capable of”, says Prof Dr Thomas Weber, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, responsible for Group Research & Mercedes-Benz Cars Development.
“With the new GT we are positioning Mercedes-AMG even more aggressively than to date as a dynamic sports car brand”, says Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH. “With its technological substance, the Mercedes-AMG GT fulfils our high aspirations with regard to driving dynamics, agility and sportiness. The new GT is the second sports car developed fully independently by Mercedes-AMG. The car is manufactured according to the motto ‘Handcrafted By Racers’ – which perfectly encapsulates our heritage and our spirit.”