The supercar segment in India sees an all-new entrant in the form of the AMG GT which is set to give some sleepless nights to its rivals.
The Mercedes SLS AMG was one hell of a car and now the German automaker has launched its replacement, the AMG GT in India starting at a price tag of Rs. 2.40 crores (ex-showroom, Delhi). The AMG GT looks drop dead gorgeous and it has smooth flowing lines all around. The body has a curvy structure and while certain design elements do remind you of the SLS AMG, fact is that the supercar has completely evolved and how! The AMG GT carries the DNA of a sports car but Mercedes has also incorporated a lot of modern components to keep up with the current times.
The interiors have also changed completely and the AMG GT boasts of a cabin that has tons of goodies to keep the driver busy. There is a COMAND system which comes with an 8.4-inch screen and the sports car also gets heated seats. Mercedes is also offering a lot of customisation options and different materials for interior panels and upholstery for buyers to choose from. The vehicle also comes with safety tech like Collision Prevention Assist Plus, Adaptive Brake, Attention Assist, PARKTRONIC, rear view camera, pre-safe system and TPMS.
Mercedes is offering the AMG GT in two variants – GT and GT S. The vehicle is powered by a new V8 engine and the base variant comes with 462 HP of power at 6000 RPM while the GT S is slightly more powerful at 503 horses which are churned out at 6250 RPM. The GT sprints from 0-100 km/hr in just 3.9 seconds while the S trim is a tad faster at 3.7 seconds. It comes with AMG Ride Control, ESP, ESP Sport Handling mode and Dynamic Plus package. The GT S trim also gets an additional Race mode.
The AMG GT was showcased at the Paris Motor Show last year itself and it was expected that Mercedes will obviously launch it here just like other AMG models. The vehicle will compete with a lot of other supercars though and its rivals include some equally powerful and fun cars like the Audi R8, Jaguar F-Type, Porsche 911 and the BMW M6.