September 10, 2014

World debut of the new Mercedes-AMG GT in Affalterbach

As exciting as crossing the finish line in a car race - that was how Mercedes-AMG presented its new GT V8 sports car, the second vehicle to be entirely developed under its own direction. None other than current Formula 1 points leader Nico Rosberg piloted the breath-taking
newcomer from the sports car brand of Mercedes-Benz onto the stage.

Mercedes-AMG created an authentic motor sports atmosphere at its head office in Affalterbach for the first appearance of the new GT under the eyes of the world. A temporary pit lane with stands for spectators and a victory fireworks show set the perfect scene for the debut of an ambitious new challenger.
With the new Mercedes-AMG GT, the Mercedes-AMG sports car brand enters a new segment for the company that is teeming with top-class competitors.

Its front mid-engine concept with transaxle and the intelligent aluminium lightweight construction form the basis for a highly dynamic driving experience. The basis for AMG's hallmark driving performance is provided by the AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine, which is also a new development and is built in two output specifications - as a GT with 340 kW (462 hp) and as a GT S with 375 kW (510 hp).

"The Mercedes-AMG GT shows sports car enthusiasts around the world what AMG is capable of," said Prof Thomas Weber, Member of the Daimler Board of Management responsible for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development, and stressed Mercedes-AMG's importance within Daimler's engineering network.

"With its technological substance, the Mercedes-AMG GT fulfils our high standards with regard to driving dynamics, agility and sportiness. It has been 'handcrafted by racers', and shows that we make our customers' dreams come true," added Tobias Moers, CEO, Mercedes-AMG GmbH.


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