SEP 14th 2014

The new Mercedes‑AMG GT in all its glory ‑ full gallery with all the pictures!

So here it is folks! This is the new Mercedes-AMG GT, and the universal first impression of it here at GRR is that it’s utterly gorgeous. So much so, that a few moment’s silence fell across the office as we took-in our first glimpses of these first official pictures, followed by a few cautionary words for the competition. It’s no secret that the Porsche 911 is the market Mercedes-AMG is gunning for with this car, although with only two models on offer the GT has nothing like the same diversity in its range. Finger-in-the-air estimates from those in the know suggest the new model will cost something in the £110,000 – 120,000 region, which just about puts it in 911 Turbo territory although of course the GT doesn’t come with four wheel drive and cannot quite match the 911’s 0-62mph time of 3.3 seconds.

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As for the two models, the GT gets a 462bhp version of an all-new 4.0 litre twin-turbo V8 whilst the GT S benefits from a 510bhp derivative. The GT S receives 390mm brake discs up front as opposed to the GT’s 360mm items, although either can be fitted with the optional ceramic 402mm rotors if prolonged track-use is intended. Performance-wise, the GT is reckoned to reach the 62mph mark from rest in 4.0 seconds, whilst the GT S can apparently manage the same feat 0.2 seconds quicker still, with the top speed quoted as 189mph for the GT and 193mph for its S-badged sibling. If our stab at the pricing is in the ball park though, that would make the F-Type Jaguar still look tempting with 542bhp and zero-to-sixty capability of 4.0 seconds. We’ll have to wait until early October and the Paris Motor Show for the public launch, and it’s likely to be around six months after that until anyone gets their eager hands on one in the UK. Did the British winter just get that little bit longer? Oh, and in case you were wondering, Mercedes-Benz is insisting that its new GT be referred to as a Mercedes-AMG in an attempt to position the brand (which has existed as such since 1999) ‘more vehemently and aggressively than to date.’ We’re already trying out M-AMG as the journalistic shorthand. It seems to work…

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