As part of Mercedes-Benz Media Night at the Paris Motor Show 2014, the Mercedes-AMG GT Edition 1 has been introduced. Distinguished from the regular AMG GT models with a selection of visual modifications, it is understood that the Edition 1 will be available in both GT and GT S specifications. We went in for a closer look.

Some of the new visual parts which separate the AMG GT Edition 1 from the regular model are a new front splitter, new carbon fibre side skirts, a fixed rear wing and brand new 10-spoke alloy wheels. In the cabin, the AMG GT Edition 1 is adorned with new badges.

Order books for the car will open soon and preliminary predictions indicate it will cost about 10,000 pounds more than the existing AMG GT S model. As with previous Edition 1 variants, the AMG GT Edition 1s will be the first variants of the AMG GT offered to the public.

As a reminder, the entry-level Mercedes-AMG GT delivers a total of 462 hp from its brand new 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine. By comparison, the AMG GTS pumps out 503 hp. As a result, 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).

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