With an unmatched motorsports pedigree behind it, the racers at Mercedes-AMG® developed the GT to be a pure sports car with an ideal sense of balance. From its proportions to its sound, every element reveals its purpose, and its passion.
In an old mill in 1967, two automotive engineers with a passion for motorsports began turning Mercedes-Benz sedans into winning racecars. Today, as the performance division of Mercedes-Benz, AMG® continues to create victory on the track and desire on the streets of the world. Every Mercedes-AMG® vehicle is the product of craftsmen, designers and engineers who live to test limits, and for a singular goal: Driving Performance
A Mercedes-AMG® engine only starts with the state of the art. From there, everything from fuel pressure to exhaust routing is developed to quicken, escalate and intensify its response, and yours. Developed for AMG®'s racecars, patented NANOSLIDE cylinder walls cut friction, raising endurance and power.
Handcrafted AMG® 4.0L "dry sump" V8s unleash a torque-rich growl. Twin turbos, set in the "hot V" between the cylinder banks, force-feed massive boost to each Direct Injected cylinder. The results: 0-60 in 3.9 seconds for the 469-hp AMG® GT, and 3.6 for the 550-hp GT C
The 4-wheel double-wishbone suspension employs highly rigid, lightweight forged aluminum components. Rear coil-overs are direct-mounted the hub carriers. Available 3-stage AMG® RIDE CONTROL adapts to road, track and driver. And multimode AMG® DYNAMIC SELECT lets you dial in key performance parameters.
The AMG® DYNAMIC PLUS Package is standard on the GT C. Dynamic engine and transaxle mounts use electromagnetic fluid to progressively stiffen, to keep handling precise. And the chassis is tuned to a more aggressive profile, with an enhanced steering profile and increased negative camber.
Helping create an ideal 47:53 front/rear balance, a rigid carbon-fiber driveshaft links the V8 and rear-mounted 7-speed AMG® SPEEDSHIFT® DCT transaxle. With selectable modes and rev-matching, it's alarmingly quick yet astoundingly seamless. The limited-slip diff adds electronic control on the AMG® GT C.
A high-strength, lightweight core is the key to impeccable performance. The GT spaceframe tips the scales at just 514 lbs, yet leads its class in torsional and longitudinal rigidity. Cast, extruded or stamped aluminum composes 97% of its weight, with magnesium and advanced polymers among the remainder.
AMG® Track Pace can store key performance data during track driving, and display it on the central screen. Data and useful graphics help you analyze your skills and hone them even sharper