Entry-Level 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT Packs 455hp, GT-S Model With 503hp

The 2015 Mercedes-AMG GT has yet to be revealed and already, some lucky people have been able to ride inside a brightly camouflaged prototype. Automobile Magazine was one of those fortunate organisations and has confirmed the existence of two AMG GT variants.

First off is the entry-level 2015 Mercedes-AMG GT. It features a 4.0-litre biturbo V8 engine delivering 455 hp. The range-topping model is then the Mercedes-AMG GT-S with it featuring the previously confirmed 503 hp engine. Due to the presence of two different models at launch, the new Mercedes-AMG GT will be able to properly compete with the Porsche 911 range as well as the Jaguar F-Type line-up.

Alongside confirmation of the two different variations, we now know for sure that the Mercedes-AMG GT features conventional doors rather than the gullwing ones featured on the SLS AMG which this car effectively replaces even though it does aim to supersede the SLS.

Sticky Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres will come standard on both models with the entry-level model features a conventional limited-slip differential and 19-inch wheels at all four corners and rubber measuring 255/35 at the front and 295/30 at the rear. By comparison, the 2015 Mercedes-AMG GT-S features a more advanced E-diff as well as wider 265/35 tyres at the front and 20-inch wheels with 295/30 Pilot Super Sports at the rear.

Despite having less power than the SLS AMG, Automobile Magazine says that riding in the car, it is definitely faster than the SLS with it also feeling more planted particularly at the front end.

[Via Automobile Magazine]


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