Friday, April 17, 2015


Bits rumors of gossip about the Mercedes AMG GT began as ahead of schedule as 2012, and for a brief period of time, it was accepted that the new SLS AMG would be known as the SLC. Clearly, this is not the situation, as Mercedes and AMG have picked the GT name for the games auto that comes to supplant the maturing SLS AMG as the organization's radiance rig. Basically the child sibling of the SLS, the AMG GT comes as another contender for the Porsche 911 generally as we're making a beeline for 2015. Contrasted with the SLS, the Mercedes-AMG GT is lighter and slimmer, making utilization of significantly more carbon fiber and aluminum. In a stunning touch of SLS affront, the GT is devoid of gullwing door. Mercedes officially announced that the new AMG GT S will be put on sale in April 2015 at a starting price of $129,900. The model will be joined in the Spring of 2016 by an entry-level version that will deliver 456 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque and will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds.                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Although smaller than the SLS AMG, the GT can be considered the former’s spiritual successor from a design point of view .The sports car’s lines are muscular and dramatic, two features that are more noticeable now that the veils have been lifted. Much like the SLS AMG and the iconic 300SL Gullwing, the GT is highlighted by its long hood, a short boot and a greenhouse that has been moved farther toward the rear.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Doubtlessly, the front belt additionally helps me to remember the SLS AMG. A wide grille fitted with Mercedes' new jewel example overwhelms the scene, with wonderfully molded headlamps developing onto the bumpers. Down beneath, a flimsy air dam makes up a large portion of the overskirt, while huge admissions are mounted on every side to help cool those vast front brakes. The likeness proceeds around back, yet, much like its front end, the Mercedes-AMG GT's back sash brings new styling prompts into the comparison. The slim taillights give an awesome difference to the meaty guard and huge fumes tips. All the more critically, the customary trunk top of the SLS has been supplanted by a larger lid that now incorporates the rear glass.Overall, the AMG GT is shorter than the SLS AMG, but at the same time it kept the latter’s wide and low stance. The design is not overly dramatic and it certainly doesn’t represent a significant departure from the SLS, but the AMG GT boasts that pure sports car emotion we expect from vehicles that can perform on the street as well as on the track.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Mercedes-AMG GT’s interior is downright impressive. The cockpit revolves around an "aviation design" theme that emphasizes the company’s lightweight and modern approach. The wide, wing-like dashboard, the central spotlight-style vents, and the concave-shaped door panels contribute to this impression. The low seating position and the tall center console further enhance the feeling you are entering the cockpit of a fighter jet rather than the cabin of an automobile.

Making the interior even more impressive is the motorsport-inspired center console and the AMG Drive Unit controls that are arranged like eight cylinders in a V layout. Impressive and certainly unique!

Naturally, the AMG GT’s cabin is packed with the finest materials and boasts high-quality fit and finish. Acres of leather cover everything from the dashboard to the sports seats to the door panels. The black surfaces feature red contrast stitching, while nearly everything else is either aluminum or carbon fiber.The engine makes use of the innovated ‘Hot Vee’ configuration that routes the hot exhaust gases to the center Vee section, while the cool, fresh air is routed in from the outer sections of the cylinder heads. While it’s backwards from most conventional engines, it allows nearly instantiations pressure to the two turbochargers mounted within the Vee.

Forged aluminum pistons are fitted with ‘friction-optimized’ rings and the cylinder walls are covered with a NANOSLIDE coating for further friction reduction. A dry-sump oiling system keeps parts properly lubricated even when under extreme lateral Gs, and eliminates the need for a large oil pan. Without the bulky pan, Mercedes and AMG were able to lower the engine, decreasing the car’s overall center of gravity.

The four overhead cam shafts are fully variable in their timing and work with Piezo direct fuel injectors to deliver a precise amount of fuel for varying circumstances. The two turbochargers’ temperatures are kept in check by an indirect intercooling system with a low-temperature water circuit. The result is cooler air entering the engine at higher pressure. That combination helps the 4.0-liter V-8 generate its 503 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque in the top-level Mercedes-AMG GT S. The oomph translates into a 0-to-60 mph benchmark of 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 193 mph, figures that place the range-topping AMG GT between the 911 Carrera 4S and the Turbo.

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