While the 2015 Mercedes-AMG GT was only recently revealed, an interesting prototype of a special edition model has already been spied testing and it appears to be the ‘Edition 1’ variant.
The following matte grey prototype can be distinguished from the recently launched AMG GT and GT S models in that it features a fixed rear wing, instead of a moveable one, camouflage across the rear bumper, side skirts and front bumper. These pieces of white and black camo suggest that some visual changes are afoot to these elements.
The real giveaway that this is indeed the AMG GT Edition 1 however, is the fact that the steering wheel features the Edition 1 badge.
Because this prototype was spotted so soon after the AMG GT launched, we expect it to be unveiled very shortly. Consequently, it might debut alongside the AMG GT and GT S at next week’s Paris Motor Show 2014.
In case you forgot, the GT is the second sports car developed entirely in-house by Mercedes-AMG (the SLS AMG being the first). It gets a front mid-engine layout. The engine of choice is a newly developed AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo unit with 462 hp in GT specification. A GT S model will also be available producing 510 hp. The engine meets the Euro 6 emissions standard, including the maximum particulate emissions level that takes effect in 2016.
Zero to 100 km/h is possible in 3.8 seconds with a top speed of 310 km/h. The V8 is particularly ground breaking for its use of dry sump lubrication and its integrally mounted turbochargers. The transmission is a seven-speed dual clutch unit fettled by AMG engineers.
Weight is just 1,540 kilograms and weight distribution is spread 47:53 per cent, front to rear. The power-to-weight ratio of 3.3 kilograms per hp sounds pretty impressive for a car of this class. The GT also manages fuel consumption of 9.3 litres per 100 kilometres (NEDC combined).
[Via World Car Fans]