Mercedes has been teasing the AMG GT quite frequently. Now, the company has released a new promotional video that highlights the car’s performance.
In the video, AMG CEO Tobias Moers says the car is a “beast” that has “insane acceleration, massive power and tremendously high torque.”
As already reported by us, the Mercedes AMG GT will be powered by a twin-turbo V8 4.0-liter engine delivering 510 PS (375 kW) at 6,250 rpm and a maximum torque of 650 Nm (479 lb-ft) between 1,750 rpm and 4,750 rpm. Internally codenamed M178, this Euro 6-compliant block tips the scales at 209 kg (460 lbs) and benefits from lightweight pistons and twin overhead camshafts while the flow-optimized cylinder heads feature zirconium alloy for optimal temperature and thermal conductivity. The cylinder walls have been lined with a nano-slide coating in order to diminish friction losses and there’s no need for a conventional oil pan as the engineers used a dry sump lubrication technology.
Tobias Moers had previously said “With the Mercedes AMG GT we’re confidently entering an intensely competitive field. Above all because we know that the Mercedes AMG GT can do everything, not just to survive there but to inspired new trends.” He went on to say “The Mercedes AMG GT is an all-rounder with extremely sporty aspirations. Yet it’s comfortable and can easily be used for everyday driving.”
The AMG GT is scheduled to debut at the Paris Motor Show. The German launch is scheduled for March 2015.