The upcoming 2018 Mercedes-Amg GT is a clear proof that we are living in a thriving era for supercars. Simply put, the latest supercar offering from the German automaker is undoubtedly one the best sports cars at the moment.
Its superb handling capabilities, coupled with exceptional power make it a special treat for all those sports junkies. At the same time, its flawless styling, along with an impressive interior, seems perfect for all those looking for class and luxury. Of course, that is not all.
The 2018 AMG GT will also sport a new engine as well. With all this in mind, it is quite easy to see that the latest AMG GT will pose a true challenge to the Porsche 911, the Audi R8, and the Jaguar F-Type.
2018 Mercedes-Amg GT – Exterior Look and Styling
The exterior design of the 2018 Mercedes-Amg GT is heavily inspired by the looks of vintage Mercedes models, such as the 190SL. With its edgy proportions and sculpted lines, it also resembles the SLS model as well. With its long hood, functional side vents, short deck, and a retractable rear spoiler, the AMG GT exudes both vintage class and modern thinking.
When it comes to any notable changes, the AMG GT will have very few of them. We will see slightly redesigned headlights, an even wider grille, as well as new, 20-inch wheels. Overall, this car was already so attractive, that it hardly needed any revisions or upgrades.
Interior and Tech
The interior of the 2018 Mercedes-Amg GT is truly a small work of art. The German engineers have succeeded in implementing top-notch craftsmanship, materials, and design. Potential customers will also have the chance to customize the look of the cabin. They will be able to do this by choosing different upholstery materials, stitching, as well as trim choices, such as glossy carbon fiber and matte.
Even though the AMG GT is a sports car through and through, it will still offer a very decent amount of legroom and headroom, in addition to almost 12.5 cubic feet of cargo space. Elsewhere, we will see heated performance seats, covered in quality leather, and a surprisingly simple-looking dashboard. This car will feature an 8.4-inch touchscreen display, a Burmester sound system, adaptive cruise control, and a plethora of safety systems.
Engine Options, Specs, and Performance of the 2018 Mercedes-Amg GT
The latest 2018 Mercedes-Amg GT will sport a single engine, which will come in two different forms. This engine is going to be a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, which will come in a GT and a GT S variant. The GT variant will produce 456 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque, with an EPA rating of 16/22 mpg.
On the other hand, the GT S variant will output 503 horsepower and 579 lb-ft, and provide the same fuel efficiency. With this engine, the AMG GT will reach a top speed of impressive 193 mph and go from 0 to 62 mph in less than 4 seconds. Both engine variants will come coupled with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and an RWD.
Release Expectation and Price
Those anxious to feel the class and power of the latest supercar 2018 Mercedes-Amg GT will have to wait until late 2017. Also, they will have to pay $112.000 for the GT variant and around $132.000 for the GT S model.