Mercedes rolls out AMG GT S

Mercedes rolls out AMG GT S
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Mercedes has launched its flagship sportscar, the AMG GT S in India priced at Rs 2.40 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi). Internationally the car is available in two variants – the standard GT and the more powerful GT S, of which the latter has been launched today.

Mercedes has launched its flagship sportscar, the AMG GT S in India priced at Rs 2.40 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi). Internationally the car is available in two variants – the standard GT and the more powerful GT S, of which the latter has been launched today. The sportscar from Mercedes-AMG was launched by five-time DTM champion, Bernd Schneider.

Powering the AMG GT S is the 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 developing 503bhp – 47bhp more than the standard AMG GT – paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox with drive channelled to the rear wheels. The AMG GT S comes equipped with Mercedes’ Drive Mode selector offering five modes – Comfort, Sport, Sport+, Race and Individual.

The AMG GT S gets a front-mid mounted engine layout with the engine located behind the front axle while the gearbox is located between the rear wheels for better weight distribution. Furthermore, the engine features a dry sump allowing it to be placed closer to the ground. The twin-turbos are located inside the ‘V’ of the cylinder bank allowing for a shorter intake and hence better response time.

In terms of styling, the car retains the exaggerated proportions of the SLS AMG but with more contemporary detailing. The gull wing doors are now replaced by lighter conventional units while at the back, the boot is accessed by a liftback-style tailgate for improved practicality.

The AMG GT S' feature list includes launch control, stability control, adjustable dampers, eight airbags, sports seats with heating, carbon fibre, metal and Alcantara trimmed interior, Burmester sound system and Mercedes’ COMAND infotainment system with a floating display. Carbon ceramic brakes are offered as an option.

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