Mercedes AMG GT – figures, data, facts and a driving report

Everything about the Mercedes AMG GT

Would you like to find out as much as possible about the Mercedes AMG GT? What makes him so special? Its technical data and special features? How much does the Mercedes AMG GT cost? Who are his strongest competitors? And above all: how does it drive?

Then you are exactly right here! We’ll show you everything you need to know about the Mercedes AMG GT.

The model history of the Mercedes-AMG GT series

The Mercedes-AMG GT series marks an important milestone in the history of the renowned brand from Stuttgart. The development of this series began in the early 2010s when Mercedes-AMG decided to create a new high-performance sports car. The Mercedes-AMG GT series was first presented at the International Automobile Exhibition (IAA) 2014 in Frankfurt am Main of the world public and continued the tradition of the legendary AMG sports cars. The design of the Mercedes-AMG GT combines classic elements with modern elegance and aerodynamic improvements.

The Mercedes-AMG GT series offers a wide range of model variants, starting with the basic model GT and extensive to the powerful GT-R and GT Black Series models. An outstanding property is the extensive use of high -performance materials such as aluminum and carbon fiber to minimize the weight and maximize the performance. The different variants are driven by powerful Biturbo V8 engines, which highlight the characteristic performance and soundscape of the AMG models.

The Mercedes-AMG GT series is also characterized by its advanced technology. The interior was designed with high -quality materials and offers an innovative infotainment system that offers the latest connectivity options and ease of use. In addition, advanced driver assistance systems are integrated in the AMG GT series, which not only raise security, but also driving comfort to a new level.

With the Mercedes-AMG GT series, Mercedes-AMG again shows its commitment to excellence in the field of high-performance sports cars. These vehicles represent the merger of tradition and innovation, which have long made the AMG models into synonyms for driving pleasure and technical sophistication.

Background: The history of the Mercedes AMG GT

The story of the Mercedes-AMG GT is an exciting journey through the world of high-performance sports cars that began in 2014. Mercedes-AMG first unveiled the AMG GT at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, creating a sports car that combined AMG’s heritage with racing technology.

The origins of the AMG GT lie in motorsport, where Mercedes-AMG has already celebrated success with its racing vehicles. The idea behind the AMG GT was to develop a road car that would carry the racing genes of its predecessor. From the outset, the AMG GT was powered by a powerful twin-turbo V8 engine that enabled impressive acceleration and top speeds.

Over the years, the AMG GT has undergone several evolutions, with each generation incorporating advanced technologies and lightweight materials. The models have not only been made more powerful, but also aerodynamically optimized to offer improved road holding and driving stability. The introduction of the AMG Speedshift DCT dual-clutch transmission in the later generations enabled quick gear changes and contributed significantly to the performance of the AMG GT.

The AMG GT has also enjoyed impressive success on race tracks around the world, from endurance races to well-known motorsport events such as the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring. The racing genes of the AMG GT are reflected in its precision and agility, giving drivers on the road the feeling of mastering a real racing car.

The latest generation of the Mercedes-AMG GT – the 2024 Mercedes-AMG GT featured here – is a technological marvel that captures the essence of motorsport in a road vehicle. With its striking design, signature Panamericana grille and wide wheel arches, the AMG GT remains a symbol of performance and driving pleasure that continues to captivate the enthusiastic fan base around the world.

What makes the Mercedes AMG GT so special?

The current spearhead of the Mercedes-AMG GT has numerous technical innovations that have never been found in any other road vehicle – especially not in a production model from Mercedes:

Revolutionary aerodynamic concept

The normal Mercedes AMG GT already generates significant downforce with its eye-catching rear wing and various aerodynamic measures. However, the AMG GT sets new standards and, with an incredible 600 kg of downforce at 250 km/h, generates more downforce than any other road sports car before.

This is achieved through a combination of a striking rear wing, aerodynamic changes to the front of the vehicle and side air inlets. In addition, a special DRS (Downforce Reduction System) has been installed, which can reduce downforce at the push of a button to increase top speed.

Extremely lightweight construction

In motorsports and high-performance sports cars, an excellent power-to-weight ratio is crucial. Mercedes AMG has perfected the lightweight construction of the AMG GT in many places. This includes carbon body panels, a lightweight titanium exhaust system and a variety of other weight reductions to make the car as light as possible.

Drive: 4.0 liter V8 biturbo engine

The AMG GT is equipped with a 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine that produces 730 hp and can reach a top speed of 325 km/h. This high-performance engine delivers impressive acceleration figures and impressive performance on the racetrack.

High-quality equipment: The AMG Track Package

For those who want to get the maximum performance potential out of their AMG GT, there is the optional AMG Track Package. This package includes, among other things, a fixed rear wing made of carbon, special lightweight seats, a racing steering wheel and a fire extinguishing system to optimize the vehicle for racetrack use.

The Mercedes AMG GT is a technological masterpiece that redefines the limits of performance on the road and track. With its aggressive design, aerodynamic improvements and powerful engine, the AMG GT remains a symbol of high performance and driving pleasure that delights car enthusiasts worldwide.

Technical data of the Mercedes AMG GT

Drive of the Mercedes AMG GT

  • Engine: 8-cylinder biturbo engine
  • Fuel type: Petrol Super Plus
  • Displacement: 3982ccm
  • Compression: 9.5:1
  • Engine power: 470 kW / 639 HP at 6500 RPM
  • Torque: 900 Nm at 2500-4500 RPM
  • Drive type: Rear-wheel drive (RWD)
  • Transmission: 7-speed dual clutch transmission
  • Low in pollutants: EURO 6d

Body of the Mercedes AMG GT

  • Vehicle type: coupe
  • Seating: 2 people
  • Dimensions: length 4551mm x width 1939mm x height 1287mm
  • Wheelbase: 2630mm
  • Track width: 1657mm front / 1627mm rear
  • Ground clearance: 130mm
  • Trunk volume: 350 liters
  • Curb weight: 1625kg
  • Weight distribution: 47.3% front / 52.7% rear permissible
  • Total weight: 2055kg
  • Payload: 430kg
  • Chassis: Independent suspension with coil springs and shock absorbers
  • Steering ratio: 15.5:1 Rim size: 9j x 19″ front / 12j x 20″
  • rear tires: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S
  • Tire size: 265/35-R19 front / 305/30-R20 rear

Driving performance

  • Top speed: 317 km/h
  • Acceleration 0 to 100 km/h: 3.2 seconds
  • Acceleration from 0 to 200 km/h: 10.5 seconds
  • Braking distance 100 to 0 km/h: 30.5m
  • Braking distance 200 to 0 km/h: 102.0m

Test reports from the Mercedes AMG GT

The Mercedes AMG GT was excessively praised by the trade press and automotive journalists and received almost exclusively excellent reviews. Below is an excerpt from the national and international test reports:

sport auto Supertest

In the super test by the renowned German magazine “sport auto”, the Mercedes AMG GT achieved excellent ratings in almost all categories and thus established itself as one of the most outstanding high-performance sports cars ever tested by the magazine.

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TopGear Review 2023

The British culture magazine TopGear particularly praises the Mercedes AMG GT for its outstanding performance in all areas of driving dynamics and describes it as “a high-performance sports car that behaves like a racing car on the road.

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Auto Bild driving report

In one of the earliest reports about the vehicle, Auto Bild particularly highlighted the Mercedes AMG GT’s uncompromising approach, which can only be found on a very limited number of cars today and is strongly reminiscent of the world of motorsport.

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Target group: Who is the Mercedes AMG GT suitable for?

It’s clear: the Mercedes AMG GT is definitely not a car for everyone – and that’s not its claim either. However, die-hard Mercedes AMG enthusiasts know exactly what they value so much about these high-performance vehicles. But who is the ultimate top of the AMG GT series actually suitable for?

The Mercedes AMG GT is the right car for everyone who …

  • place more value on pure performance than on simple elegance
  • Looking for a street-legal racing car that shines on the racetrack
  • have a passion for motorsport in their hearts and are looking for a challenge on the race track
  • have a striking personality and enjoy being in the spotlight
  • consider a conventional Mercedes-Benz to be too ordinary
  • would still like to experience the joy of pure driving fun and performance on the road in 2024

How much does the Mercedes AMG GT cost?

The new Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series has a base price of €350,890. As is well known, additional equipment and options can significantly increase costs – this has always been the case with a high-performance sports car like the AMG GT Black Series. Some examples from the extensive equipment catalog:

  1. The AMG Track Package costs an additional €25,670.50.
  2. The optional AMG Ceramic Composite Brake (CCB) is available from €12,548.90.
  3. Painting in an individual color of your choice costs €8,982.10 extra.

    A well-equipped example of the Mercedes AMG GT can easily exceed the €400,000 mark. The limited availability and high demand in the used car market can even result in used vehicles being traded at prices above the list price. This shows that the AMG GT is not only an investment in impressive performance, but also in exclusivity.

Competitors of the Mercedes AMG GT

One might think that with all the advance laurels the Mercedes AMG GT drives in a completely own league – but of course that doesn’t quite correspond to the truth. There are some competitors among the established sports car manufacturers who like to record it with the Mercedes AMG GT:

Porsche 911 Turbo

The Porsche 911 Turbo is the super sporty version of the already extremely powerful Porsche 911 and, like the Mercedes AMG GT, has numerous details directly from motorsport.

Audi R8

The Audi R8 may not be a new model in the German manufacturer’s portfolio, but it is undoubtedly the latest high-performance variant from Audi’s RS division and shares a number of technical similarities with the Lamborghini Huracan.

Corvette C8 Stingray

With its mid-engine concept and numerous technical highlights, the latest Corvette Stingray from the C8 series represents a serious alternative in the super sports car sector.

How can you drive the Mercedes AMG GT?

We can’t help those of you whose mouths aren’t watering over all the highlights of the Mercedes AMG GT…

However, we would like to show everyone else how you can drive the Mercedes AMG GT yourself today:

Option 1: Buy a Mercedes AMG GT

If you have the necessary change, you can of course simply buy the Mercedes AMG GT from Mercedes – so you can drive the AMG GT at any time and of course configure your personal dream car.

Unfortunately, due to the expected delivery time, this option not only takes a while but is of course also extremely expensive.

Option 2: Mercedes AMG GT test drive

Another alternative is of course a test drive with the Mercedes AMG GT in a Mercedes center of your choice – you probably won’t be able to enjoy driving this dream car yourself cheaper.

Realistically speaking, however, the probability is extremely low, since a) almost no Mercedes center has this dream car in stock as a demonstration car and b) hardly anyone will give out a car as rare as the Mercedes AMG GT for a test drive…

Option 3: Rent a Mercedes AMG GT from DRIVAR®

If you neither want to buy the Mercedes AMG GT straight away nor have the necessary connections for a test drive at the Porsche Center, you can still rent a Mercedes from DRIVAR today – regardless of whether it is actually a Mercedes AMG GT for rent or one of the numerous other models.

Option 4: Mercedes AMG GT race track training

Nowhere does a Mercedes AMG GT feel more at home than on a real race track – so why shouldn’t you simply book a Mercedes AMG GT race track training course with DRIVAR and drive this motorsport monster around the track yourself?