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Mercedes’ hot new AMG GT S “screams speed”

AMG says it's the world's first sports car engine with the turbos inside the V of the engine



The Mercedes-AMG GT S has 510 hp and goes from zero to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds. PHOTO: Daimler

The Mercedes-AMG GT S has 510 hp and goes from zero to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds. PHOTO: Daimler

PARIS—If there’s one car that can challenge Lamborghini for drawing gaping crowds at this year’s Paris Motor Show, it’s the AMG GT S on display at Mercedes’ stand.

The bright yellow sports car from Mercedes’ performance division screams speed. It’s also just the second sports car developed entirely in-house by AMG, which aims to compete in the same class as the Porsche 911 and the Jaguar F-Type.

AMG designers have gone with an “aviation” theme for the GT’s cabin. The spacious interior features a wing-like dashboard. Leather seats are accented by several trim options including silver chrome, matte carbon fiber, high-gloss carbon fiber, black diamond and matte silver fiberglass.

“Muscular” and “dramatic” are the two words that AMG uses to describe its new sports car, and they are apt. A gracefully arched roof line and frameless doors, matched with sculpted tapering side walls make the AGM GT look fast even when parked.

An all-new AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine and 7-speed dual clutch transmission delivers 510 horsepower and a zero-to-60 time clocked at 3.7 seconds. AMG says it’s the world’s first sports car engine with the turbos inside the V of the engine, which makes for a more compact engine and improves throttle response and fuel economy, which AMG says is 30 miles per gallon.

Check out this sweet video showcasing the engine on Mercedes’ website

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